LCST

2216

Black Techno / Queer Rave

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Black Techno / Queer Rave

Fall 2022

Taught By: McKenzie Wark

Section: A

CRN: 14434

Credits: 4

Techno is a Black musical form that began in Detroit. It has since become a global phenomena and mutated into various other forms of electronic music. Many might now think of its home as certain famous, mostly gay, nightclubs in Berlin. In between is techno's less well known and ongoing connection to Black queer and trans nightlife. So let's look at these intertwined histories: of how Black, queer, and trans people, as sometimes overlapping and sometimes distinct populations, have inhabited and evolved this musical form, at the club, at the rave, at the after-hours. We will look at the emerging literatures around Black queer nightlife that attempt to find appropriate ways to document and appreciate these sometimes fleeting, sometimes deliberately hidden worlds. What I hope we can achieve together is an understanding of some of the key cultural drivers of the contemporary collective sonic avant-garde, of which New York City is one of the key centers. [Tracks C and M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:22pm 9/28/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 262

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022