Sumanth Gopinath to speak on "Minimalism as Musical Ideology" Thursday Feb. 25 at 4:30 pm*


Sumanth Gopinath (University of Minnesota) will be giving a presentation entitled "Minimalism as Musical Ideology,” which reflects on the possibility of what it might mean for musical minimalism to function as a form of ideology, and investigates its use in public service-style advertisements concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

All are invited to this zoom presentation, Feb. 25, 4:30 pm; *please use the zoom link at the bottom of this post.

Sumanth Gopinath is Associate Professor of Music Theory. He is the author of The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form (MIT Press, 2013). He co-edited, with Jason Stanyek, The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Rethinking Reich with Pwyll ap Siôn (Oxford University Press, 2019). His writings on Steve Reich, musical minimalism, Marxism and music scholarship, the Nike+ Sport Kit, the ringtone industry, Bob Dylan, and Benjamin Britten have appeared in various scholarly journals and edited collections. He is working on a book project on musical minimalism and is conducting research on sound in new and formerly new media, Bob Dylan's musicianship, the aesthetics of smoothness, and the music of the Scottish composer James Dillon. He is the leader of the independent Americana band The Gated Community.

Meeting ID: 958 4492 5457

* This event was originally scheduled at 4pm


February 25, 2021 - 4:30pm