D + L SERIES
"SUBLIME FREQUENCIES" AND OTHER DISTORTIONS: READINGS FROM THE NEW BOOK, "PUNK ETHNOGRAPHY" | DECEMBER 7, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM
Dillon + Lee is pleased to present a celebration of the new book, Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies—featuring editors Michael E. Veal and E. Tammy Kim, and contributors Rachel Lears, Stanley Scott, and Marc Masters. The authors will read, play musical excerpts, and show images from their essays about Sublime Frequencies, the radical, DIY record label that has challenged and transformed the category of "world music." Q&A and refreshments to follow.
E. Tammy Kim (co-editor) is a writer and a member of The New Yorker's editorial staff. She previously worked as a staff writer at Al Jazeera America and, before that, as a social justice lawyer.
Michael E. Veal (co-editor) is a musician and professor of ethnomusicology at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon and Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae.
Rachel Lears is a documentary filmmaker and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her feature documentary The Hand That Feeds (2014) received critical acclaim and was broadcast nationally on PBS; she also has a PhD in anthropology.
Marc Masters is a writer contributing to the Washington Post, NPR, the Wire, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, Bandcamp, and others. The author of the book, "No Wave," he lives in Washington, D.C.
Stanley Scott, a recipient of the 2011 Mumbai Forum Award for his contributions to Indian music, teaches at Wesleyan University and Connecticut State University. His publications include Music in Ireland and Exploring the World of Music.
This event is presented as part of the D + L series, a cross-disciplinary platform that serves to promote collaboration and experimentation beyond the scope of the gallery’s established program and represented artists.