The Open Window: Listening in Reverse

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Open Window: Listening in Reverse

World Music Hall Wesleyan University

OW4: Listening in Reverse

Music Department

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT 06459



Middletown, CT, US

March 4, 2017 – March 5, 2017

Cabanne: Your first American readymade was called "In Advance of the Broken Arm." Why?
Duchamp: It was a snow shovel. In fact, I had written that phrase on it. Obviously I was hoping it was without sense, but deep down everything ends up by having some

While composers may employ methods and strategies in an attempt to evade meaning, listeners are rarely devoid of a desire for that meaning.  Of course, any method or strategy carries its own entanglements with meaning, as do the sounds, objects, and behaviors they may shape.

This conference focuses on art work that expose the recursive nature of these processes.  We invite proposals for performances,  installations, talks, and other interventions in a weekend of events that engage with these issues.  

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