Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Anarchy on Air interview & Fall tour update

I'm excited to announce the first audio representation of The Music & Work Project! Before my event at Wesleyan University on October 12th, I was interviewed about the project for the radio program Anarchy on Air (AOA). The show features "anarchist perspectives on politics and culture with a focus on resistance and activism" and is produced by a volunteer collective for 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, CT. It airs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 4:00-4:55 pm EST. The new episode, featuring AOA collective member Tess Altman's interview with me, aired this week. It is also streaming online and available to listen to here...

And the Fall tour has been going really well so far. After returning to the Smithsonian Folkways in DC, I've spent this week in North Carolina with events at the Duke Coffeehouse in Durham and Firestorm Café and Books in Asheville. Next up is a series of events at the University of Alabama next Wednesday, November 4th, culminating with an evening lecture hosted by Creative Campus.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall has arrived!

That's right, Fall is here and it's time for the next phase of The Music & Work Project to begin. Starting next week, I will be visiting colleges and universities across the country to speak with students about the role of music in their working lives. We'll explore the significance of the soundtrack to their jobs--from the precarious service industry to unpaid internships and everything in between. In what ways does music help liberate us from capitalist imperatives? How does it make the workday even more miserable? I'm excited to learn from the experiences and insights of young people on the front lines.

I'm also excited to announce that I will be returning to the Smithsonian Folkways to present reflections and analysis of the summer zine tour! That will be Friday October 23rd.

Here is the updated Fall tour schedule. Please get in touch to help book more events and stay tuned for updates...