(All times are given in Eastern Daylight Time, EDT/GMT-4)

Monday, 4 October 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Michael Lupo (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation)
9:00—9:10 am

Keynote Address: Hearing Heat: An Anthropocene Acoustemology
Steven Feld (University of New Mexico)
9:20—10:35 am

New Music for a Changing Climate
10:50—11:30 am

Sabine Feisst and Garth Paine (Arizona State University), Listening to Environmental Change: Teaching Acoustic Ecology Through John Cage’s 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs

Nicolas Donin (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique [IRCAM]), Signaling Climate Change in Music: From Data-Driven Composition to Meaningful Ambiguity

Chair: David Grubbs, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Voices from South America
3:00—4:00 pm

Beatriz Goubert (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale [RILM]), Songs for the Younger Brothers: Native Ecological Knowledge Education to Save the Water in Bogotá

Juan Fernando Velasquez (University of Michigan), The Call of the Sirirí: (Post)Conflict, Avitourism, Biodiversity, and Epistemologies of Sound in Twenty–First-Century Colombia

Emily Hansell Clark (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Colonialism and Climate Change: Listening to Culture and Nature in Suriname (Screening of prerecorded presentation only)

Chair: Elizabeth Martin-Ruiz, The Graduate Center, CUNY 

Down the Mountain: A Prerecorded Presentation by John Luther Adams
4:30—5:00 pm

 Tuesday, 5 October 2021

 Audiovisual Ecocriticism: Film, Television, and Videogames
10:00—11:20 am

Michael Lupo (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Performing Environment: From Radiohead’s “Bloom” to the Radiohead/Zimmer Collaboration “(Ocean) Bloom”

Gabrielle Cornish (University of Miami), On Posthuman Soundscapes and Nuclear Futures

Karen M. Cook (University of Hartford), Playing with Fire (and Other Natural Disasters): The Sounds of Climate Change in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm (2019) Revisited

Chair: Jason Lee Oakes, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) 

Composer Spotlight: In Conversation with Christopher Tin
Discussants: Michael Lupo (New York) and Christopher Tin (Los Angeles)
3:00—3:30 pm 

Environmental Multimediality
4:00—5:00 pm

Oli Jan (University of Glasgow), Le Carnaval des Animaux en Danger: A Piece Exploring the Effects of Visual Imagery and Emotional Contagion in Experimental Music Theatre

Kimberley Bianca (University of Colorado, Boulder), A Camouflage Opera: Audiovisual Design for Kurtág—Attila József, Fragments

Josh Wodak (Western Sydney University), Probing Anthropocene Extinction and Evolution in Popular Music (Screening of prerecorded presentation only)

Chair: Martha Schulenburg, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Politics, Pedagogy, and Activism
10:00—11:20 am 

María Edurne Zuazu (Cornell University), Because Sirens Are Not Enough: Emergency Sounds, Environmental Crisis, and the Control of Wild- and Human-Life in Times of Disaster Capitalism

Ben Safran (Temple University), “Art Music” as Nonviolent Direct Action for Environmental Justice: An Autoethnographic Case Study

Karine Aguiar S. Saunier (University of Campinas), Gambás from Maués: Resistance, Eco-Spirituality and Environmental Activism of a Musical Culture in the Amazon Rainforest 

Thomas Ciufo (Mount Holyoke College), Teaching Acoustic Ecology and Sonic Art in the Age of Environmental Crisis

Chair: Claudia Calì, Queens College, CUNY 

The Nature of Sound, Sounding Nature
11:40 am —12:20 pm

Konstantin Vlasis (New York University), Anthropocentric Sounds: The Sonic Measurement and Preservation of Nature within National Park Systems

Joshua Groffman (Southern Connecticut State University), Where I Come From, Rain is a Good Thing: Country Music, Nature, and Community in New York’s Hudson Valley

Chair: David McCarthy (Michigan State University)

Humanities in a Changing Climate
2:45—3:45 pm
A presentation by Rebecca Dirksen (Indiana University), Yan Pang (Point Park University), Mark Pedelty (University of Minnesota), and Elja Roy (University of Memphis)

 Adaptations: Confronting Climate Change Amid COVID-19
4:00—5:00 pm

Roundtable Discussants:
Aaron S. Allen, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Mark Pedelty, University of Minnesota; Alexander Rehding, Harvard University; Jeff Todd Titon, Brown University; Denise von Glahn; Florida State University; Holly Watkins, University of Rochester

Chair: Steven Feld, University of New Mexico

Thursday, 7 October 2021

 Organological Considerations
10:00—11:00 am

 Althea SullyCole (Columbia University), Organology and Anthropogenic Climate Change

Talia Khan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Eco-Organology: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Greening Up of the Guitar Making Industry

Chia-Hao Hsu (Curator for Asia, Musical Instrument Museum), Toward a Sustainable Acoustic Ecology: Revitalization of Indigenous Paiwan Flute-Making

Chair: Eliot Bates, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Indigenous Epistemologies
2:00—3:00 pm

Birgit Abels (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Sound Knowledge, Sinking Islands: Music-Making in Micronesia in Times of Crisis (Screening of prerecorded presentation only)

Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis (New York City Department of Education), Lonta!: Environmental Sustainability Messages in the Music of Sierra Leone’s Freetong Players

Kate Galloway (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Sonic Ecologies, Environmental Monitoring, and Anticolonial Approaches to Listening through Playable Interactive Media

Chair: Beatriz Goubert, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

The Anthropocene and Place
3:10—4:10 pm

Rowan Bayliss Hawitt (University of Edinburgh), Temporal Affect as Ecocritical Discourse: Sounding Multispecies Temporalities in the UK Folk Music Scene

Stephen Lett (Independent Scholar, Norman, Oklahoma), Debts of the Settler’s Tin Ear

Andrew Chung (University of North Texas), The Music of New World Coloniality Is Music of the Anthropocene

Chair: Russell Skelchy, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

Friday, 8 October 2021

Composers Forum
10:00—11:00 am 

Lola Perrin (ClimateKeys), An Introduction to ClimateKeys

Priya Parrotta (Music & the Earth International), Climate Soul: Climate Change, Song, and the Geopolitics of Deep Feeling 

Kevin Malone (University of Manchester), “Troubled Waters”

Chair: Rebecca Lentjes, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

Concluding Remarks
11:00—11:15 am