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Dr. Luis-Manuel Garcia: "The Call as Sonic Act: Engagement, Interpellation, Ethics" (Tuesday Nov. 5, 4PM)

Event Start: 
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 4:00pm
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusioclogy)

The Center for Ethnomusicology is pleased to present a public talk by:

Dr. Luis-Manuel Garcia

(Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham, Room 4 Resistance)

"The Call as Sonic Act: Engagement, Interpellation, Ethic."

Tuesday November 5, 2019
4:00PM to 6:00PM
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusicology)

Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway)
Reception to Follow

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Speaker Biography:

Luis-Manuel Garcia is a Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is also a member and resident DJ of Room 4 Resistance, a Berlin-based queer intersectional rave collective. His research focuses on urban electronic dance music scenes, with a focus on affect, intimacy, sexuality, creative industries and musical migration. He is currently researching ‘techno-tourism’ and musical mobility in Berlin while completing a monograph entitled, Together Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor.


Selected Publications of Dr. Garcia:

Garcia, L-M 2018, Whose refuge, this house? the estrangement of queers of color in electronic dance music. in FE Maus & S Whiteley (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Music and Queerness. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Garcia, L-M 2016, 'Beats, Flesh, and Grain', Sound Studies, vol. 1, pp. 59–76.

Garcia, L-M 2016, 'Techno-Tourism and Postindustrial Neo-Romanticism in Berlin's Electronic Dance Music Scenes', Tourist Studies, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 276-295.

Garcia, L-M 2018, ‘With Every Inconceivable Finesse, Excess, and Good Music’: Sex, Affect, and Techno at Snax Club in Berlin. in N Gregor & T Irvine (eds), Dreams of Germany: Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor. Berghahn Books Inc., New York, pp. 73-96.

Garcia, L-M 2018, 'Agonistic festivities: urban nightlife scenes and the sociability of ‘anti-social’ fun', Annals of Leisure Research, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 462-479.

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