Isaac Slone & StatesirReal Projects Presents... Sharing in the Groove: A Symposium on Jam Music and Culture
Sat, Apr 21 at 1pm
- All Ages!
Jam Music & Culture Through the Years
An Interdisciplinary Daylong Symposium
Sharing in the Groove is a symposium focused on jam bands and the unique and devoted culture that follows them. Jam bands have always had highly analytical and creative followers. Fans of jam music often have their own personal narratives of relating to the artists they follow. Many have found a means of social and self-identification through their exploration of the jam genre and the unwritten philosophies that follow it. The influence of these bands has extended beyond the musical domain. The symposium is a chance to hear from the jam community across disciplines, from those working behind the scenes to those approaching the music and culture from academic perspectives. As the communities around these bands are a vibrant point of social connection, the symposium promises to be a continuation of the spirit found in the music.
Presentations and Participation from (in alphabetical order):
- Melvin Backstrom - “The Music Played the Band”:
The Jamband Genre and Musical Sociality
- Denise Goldman - "Phamily Ethos": An Exploratory Analysis of Communication and Community Building on Social Media Site Phish Chicks
- Maria Ivey (The Press House)
- Vincent Kenny-Cincotta - "The (Helping Friendly) Anarchist Cookbook": The Antisystemic Attitudes of the Phish from Vermont
- Brando Rich (CashorTrade)
- Kevin Statesir (Higher Ground)
- Taraleigh Weathers - "How to Rock Your Life": Maintain the Magic of Live Music in Your Everyday Experience
- The WaterWheel Foundation