Americanist Colloquium

03/30/2022 - 4:30pm
Zoom information:; Meeting ID: 964 2613 9157
DeForrest Brown, rhythmanalyst, writer, representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign

Assembling a Black Counter Culture


Rhythmanalyst DeForrest Brown presents his forthcoming book, Assembling a Black Counter Culture, which constructs the history of techno and adjacent electronic music with a focus on Black experiences in industrialized labor systems, and explores the development of on-the-ground culture in relation to a unique American art form. This talk will illuminate the mechanics of American mainstream cultural production and reinstate electronic music from a Black theoretical perspective.