SEXING SOUND: panel discussions led by Ryan Dohoney

The panel discussions will be moderated by Ryan Dohoney (US), a musicologist from Northwestern University whose work rethinks the constructs of masculinity in new music.

The participating artists Annie Goh, Mark Barden, Lynn Book, Katharina Klement, and Alex Temple will join the panel discussions; they will be joined by Meg Orita, who has examined the role of gender in Chicago’s contemporary music community; Seth Kim-Cohen, an art historian specializing in re-theorizing sound art and music; and Katherine Young, composer, instrumentalist, and improviser.

10:00-11:30am
Is New Music a Feminism?

The panelists discuss the experimental music practices in light of contemporary trends in feminist thought and the role that gender has in structuring the new music scene in Chicago and in the U.S. more broadly. With Lynn Book, Annie Goh, Katharina Klement, Meg Orita and Katherine Young. Moderated by Ryan Donohey.

1:30-3:00pm
Sound’s Queer Pasts & Futures

Mark Barden and Alex Temple discuss their work in relation to queer history and contemporary activism. Ryan Dohoney and Seth Kim-Cohen explore connections between these artists' work and broader avant-garde traditions in music and sound art.

Sexing Sound is co-sponsored by Goethe-Institut Chicago, Experimental Sound Studio, the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.