Damon Krukowski Presentation: “Listen to the Noise”

Date / Time

March 16, 2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The UIC Engaged Humanities Initiative  and the Institute for the Humanities

The Mellon Lecture in the Engaged Humanities

Damon Krukowski, musician, writer, podcaster

“Listen to the Noise”

Monday, March 16, 2020 from 4 – 6 PM

The way music is made, distributed, and consumed has changed radically in the digital era. But which aspects of that change are truly fundamental to the ways we communicate? This talk will approach the question by borrowing an audio engineering concept: the relationship of signal to noise.

Damon Krukowski is a musician (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi), writer (The New Analog), and podcaster (Ways of Hearing, from Radiotopia’s Showcase). He has written about sound and music for Artforum, Pitchfork, and The New Yorker. His latest book is Ways of Hearing (MIT Press, 2019), a print adaptation of his popular six-episode podcast series.


The Mellon Lecture Series in the Engaged Humanities brings a speaker to campus each semester, and is part of the Engaged Humanities Initiative, made possible through grant support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award mentors undergraduate students to conduct research in and explore the humanities at UIC.  Please contact ehi@uic.edu for additional information.


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