Music, Politics, Agency 4: Music, Creativity and Capitalism

27 June 2012
11:00to18:00

EB.1.03, UEL, Docklands Campus

The final event in the Music, Politics, Agency series, this one day conference explores debates around music, creativity and cultural policy in a time of advancing Neoliberalism. Contributors include, Mark Fisher, Jeremy Gilbert, Dave Hesmondhalgh, Timothy Taylor, Graham Jeffrey, Douglas Lonie, Ewan Pearson and Cecelia Wee.

11:00-13:00: Commerce, Creativity and Capitalism

Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism

Jeremy Gilbert, author of Anticapitalism and Culture, CCSR/UEL

Chair: Tim Lawrence

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00: Music and Neoliberal Capitalism

Dave Hesmondhalgh, author of Creative Labour, University of Leeds

Timothy Taylor, author of The Sounds of Capitalism, UCLA

Chair: Tim Lawrence

16:00-18:00: Panel discussion: Musicianship, Capitalism and Cultural Policy

Graham Jeffrey, University of the West of Scotland

Douglas Lonie, Youth Music

Ewan Pearson, DJ/producer

Cecilia Wee, Arts Council

Chair: Jeremy Gilbert

With thanks to the School of Arts & Digital Industries and the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

All welcome. No registration required.