Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TOS6. Contemplative Radio

2-4pm Wed Mar 03
Lindsay Auditorium
Sturm Hall 281
U of Denver

Throughout the various waves of new age space music we encounter a common concern with sonic environmentalism for the mind. Tuning into the vast, intergalactic communications system that Philip K. Dick names “Radio Free Albemuth,” this presentation explores the dream radios, mood organs and spiritual cyborgs of new age music, with works ranging from Karlheinz Stockhausen and Steve Hillage to Robert Rich, Lustmord, and Meg Bowles. Such space music performs a technological religiosity situating terrestrial experience and mental health within the grand scale of cosmic event, as well as sustaining the belief that the human enterprise is inextricably bound in an impulse to leave the planet Earth behind.

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