Research Seminar - Book Launch for Ellis Jones

Jones’ new book DIY Music and the Politics of Social Media asks: what is the political value of 'DIY' music today, when platform economies have made entrepreneurial independence the default option?

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Celebrating the launch of Ellis Jones’ monograph, this panel session brings three invited guests to the Department, each of whom will (along with Ellis) offer brief reflections on themes relating to music, technology, and politics, drawing on their wealth of experience and expertise. This will be followed by a discussion session during which audience questions and comments are very much encouraged.

Joanne Armitage is Lecturer in Media and Communication at University of Leeds and principle investigator on research projects investigating digital equality and sustainable production in digital technology; Joanne is also an acclaimed composer and performer with a specialism in live coding. Kirsty Fife is Lecturer in Popular Music at Leeds Conservatoire, and a doctoral researcher at University College London researching archiving practices in contemporary DIY music; Kirsty also has extensive experience in queer and feminist cultural organising, as well as professional experience as an archivist and curator (including for the UK's National Science and Media Museum). Stephanie Phillips is a musician and journalist based in London; she plays guitarist in the critically-acclaimed punk band Big Joanie, is a co-organiser of Decolonise Fest, and author of the forthcoming book Why Solange Matters (University of Texas Press, 2021).

Published Dec. 11, 2020 3:01 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2021 12:11 PM