Professor Curtis Roads to present at Ebbing Sounds, San Francisco conference this May

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Professor Curtis Roads will present a lecture focusing on the publishing model as opposed to the streaming and blockchain model at the Ebbing Sounds, San Francisco conference this May. The publishing model has worked for Roads. Evangelists for streaming and blockchain models are obsessed with concocting new schemes that can make potentially everyone a star by “getting rid of the middleman” that is, publishers, curators, producers, and institutions in general.
 
Ebbing Sounds is an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique. As music access today is dominated by streaming formats mediated by industry distributors and algorithm curation, Ebbing Sounds explores how streaming shapes the spheres of music production, music listening and music distribution. A group of international artists, musicians, theorists and sound streaming industry mediators will be gathered to discuss the formats and materialities of new emerging music and sound in the context of an algorithm-driven industry-audience relationship.
 
Ebbing Sounds is being held from May 24th to May 26th, 2018 at Gray Area in San Francisco. It’s organized by zweikommasieben in cooperation with marcella faustini, DeForrest Brown Jr. and swissnex San Francisco.
 
Ebbing Sounds is kindly supported by Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Consulate General of Canada, FONDATION SUISA, Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
 
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