Marc Weidenbaum: Cultural Afterlife Is a Form of Change: Two Decades of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Speaker Biography: Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com in 1996. It focuses on the intersection of sound, art, and technology. He has written for Nature, the website of The Atlantic, Boing Boing, Down Beat, and numerous other publications. He has commissioned and curated sound/music projects that have featured original works by Kate Carr, Marcus Fischer, Marielle Jakobsons, John Kannenberg, Tom Moody, Steve Roden, Scanner, Roddy Schrock, Robert M. Thomas, Pedro Tudela, and Stephen Vitiello, among many others. His work has been displayed in galleries in Dubai, Los Angeles, and Manhattan. He initiated and moderates the Disquiet Junto group, where musicians respond on SoundCloud to weekly Oulipo-style restrictive compositional projects (as of this writing, more than 420 musicians have uploaded more than 3,000 tracks in more than 110 consecutive projects). He developed the sound design with Taylor Deupree for the 2012 documentary The Children Next Door. Since 2012 he has taught a course he developed on the role of sound in the media landscape at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he lives.
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