It’s been officially announced that Simon Reynolds will be giving the third annual Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture. I’ve already been very excited about this for months. Having Simon over is also why we really want to throw the biggest for k-punk night yet in 2020. We can’t wait.
All information over on the Facebook event (and below):
Simon Reynolds — Bridging the Chasm: the Promise of Music
Friday, 17 January 2020 from 18:00-21:00
Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths
In this third annual Mark Fisher memorial lecture, Simon Reynolds looks at the centrality of music — specifically popular music — in the k-punk vision. Talking about the formative post-punk era that lastingly shaped his outlook and his expectations for pop, Fisher once declared: “Music wasn’t only about music.” Through the prism of Fisher’s thinking as it evolved over two decades, Reynolds explores changing ideas about the relationship between pop and politics: the power that music has held out for successive generations, and the challenge of activating music’s promise in the world beyond.
The event is free. No booking is required. All are welcome!
Organised by the Department of Visual Cultures