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BOOK LAUNCH: SHAKE THE CITY: EXPERIMENTS IN SPACE AND TIME, MUSIC AND CRISIS
November 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
What is the relationship between music and radical social change?
In discussion with Alexander Billet, this book explores their confounding and exciting interrelations in original and engaging ways.
Beginning with how capitalism and empire have progressively twisted and atomized our aurally aesthetic experiences over the past century, Alexander Billet examines how social struggles and mass protests challenge the isolation and commodification of music, a challenge which can, in turn, suggest visions of a life lived collectively and on our own terms. Part manifesto, part theoretical exegesis, part love letter to human creativity, Shake the City is a rigorous and poetic plea for our world to be as musical as we deserve it to be.
This event is open to all.