Fifth Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Led by Jonathan Sterne

Fifth Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Led by Jonathan Sterne

By UM News

Fifth Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Led by Jonathan Sterne

By UM News
Frost School of Music’s Fifth Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture will be led by speaker Jonathan Sterne, James McGill Professor of Culture and Technology at McGill University.

The Fifth Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Distinguished Lecture will take place in Clarke Hall on Friday, February 16, beginning at 5pm. This year’s speaker is Jonathan Sterne, James McGill Professor of Culture and Technology at McGill University, who will be presenting the talk, "From Compressed Speech to Sounds of Infinite Duration: Time-Stretching and Pitch-Shifting in the Analog Era.”

“Professor Jonathan Sterne of McGill University, is at the forefront of research into how emerging technologies force us to reconsider our relationships to the spaces we inhabit and share with others. He has the uncanny ability to bring to our attention everyday stuff—sounds, things, places, ideas—that we tend to take for granted and show what’s at stake, what’s gained and what may be lost, when we encounter this stuff. It’s fascinating work and always deeply relevant to our current circumstances” says David Ake, Professor and Chair of Musicology at the Frost School of Music.

Fifth Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Distinguished Lecture