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Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown, Jr.)


DeForrest Brown, Jr. is a New York-based rhythmanalyst and media theorist. Brown’s praxis Speaker Music takes over OT301 with a multimedia experience in which sound and gestural input create sonic paintings and other abstractions through live mixing.


Speaker Music is a digital audio and extended media praxis by rhythmanalyst DeForrest Brown, Jr. It is inspired by Rhythmanalysis, a book of essays by urbanist philosopher Henri Lefebvre as well as considerations of momentum and the chronopolitical’ from cultural theorist Kodwo Eshun. Mobilizing free improvised electronic percussion and stereophonic audio recordings, Speaker Music yearns to caress, engineer and sculpt sentiment into a multi-textural rhythmic body, quivering the nexus event of the moment into a collapsed nonpulsed time’ towards a shared sphere of intimacy.



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