Forgive the cross-posting, but some of you might be interested in this  
symposium being put together by David Suisman of the University of Delaware,  
author of the recent book "Selling Sounds," about the early music industry. 
He's  asked me to be on a panel.
Sound: Print: Record: African American Legacies Symposium

University  of Delaware, Newark, DE

Roselle Center for the Performing Arts, Oct. 1-2,  2009.

Sound: Print: Record: African American Legacies is an   
interdisciplinary symposium exploring how the ephemeral - live sound -   
is etched in memory and also re-embodied in the visual arts,   
literature, history and communal traditions.  Papers and panel   
discussions will be organized around three themes:  “Fixing a  Legacy”:  
Black Music and History; Sound/Record; and  Art/Music/Art.  Issues to  
be examined include how black music and  its traditions are preserved  
and recorded, imagined and re-imagined,  for contemporary audiences.  
Performance, the creative process, and the  making of art are  
highlighted as inspiration and content of critical  inquiry in multiple  
humanistic disciplines: art and its history,  musicology, literature,  
history and sociology.

The symposium is  held in conjunction with an exhibition of the same  
name on view at the  Mechanical Hall Gallery from September 2 –  
December 6, 2009.  For  more information on both events, please see: 
or  contact Peggy Lea (302) 831 8037 or  [log in to unmask]

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