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USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers. Lars Von Trier THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT weiterlesen


CFP 4th Annual International Conference on the Blues

4th Annual International Conference on the Blues

Deadline: July 10, 2017

Conference dates: October 1-3, 2017

Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi Call For Papers Details: Delta State University is now accepting proposals for papers, presentations, lecture-performances, workshops, panels, and clinics for the 4th annual International Conference on the Blues. To celebrate the centennial of John Lee Hooker’s birth, we are soliciting manuscripts and presentations on Mr. Hooker’s music, life, and influence. In addition, we are interested in presentations and papers on the legacy of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, and especially his fieldwork in Mississippi. CFP 4th Annual International Conference on the Blues weiterlesen


The Sound of Resistance

The Sound of Resistance
Improvising Agency Conference 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9am-5:30pm
The history of black improvised music brims with parables of resistance. Time and time again, in the face of oppression, artists and improvisers have raised their voices in sonorous defiance. What does this legacy mean in 2017, as artists and citizens face new incarnations of old demons?
On June 1, the Vision Festival, in collaboration with Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh, will convene its second one-day symposium of scholars and artists to address these and related issues. The Sound of Resistance weiterlesen

Journal of Sonic Studies 13

Journal of Sonic Studies 13 – Acoustic Ephemeralities
We are proud to announce that the 13th issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies is online, entitled “Acoustic Ephemeralities.” This issue was prepared by guest editors Monika Dommann, Boris Previšić, and Marianne Sommer, and discusses the specifically ephemeral qualities of the acoustic and the relationship between “micro- and macroephemeralities” in the modern age. Journal of Sonic Studies 13 weiterlesen