LIVE via Zoom: David Grubbs + Josiah McElheny

Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 PM
David Grubbs presents The Voice in the Headphones
In conversation with Josiah McElheny
With musical performance

Author, Professor of Music, and Greenlight neighbor David Grubbs’s latest book The Voice in the Headphones is an experiment in music writing in the form of a long poem centered on the culture of the recording studio. It describes in intricate, prismatic detail one marathon day in a recording studio during which an unnamed musician struggles to complete a film soundtrack. The book extends the form of Grubbs’s previous Now that the audience is assembled, sharing its goal of musicalizing the language of writing about music. It draws upon Grubbs’s own history of several decades as a recording artist, and its location could be described as every studio in which he has set foot. For tonight's live online event, Grubbs will read from the book, followed by a short discussion with celebrated artist and sculptor Josiah McElheny, and a performance of solo electric guitar!

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Please note: David Grubbs will send signed postcards to each person who purchases the book from Greenlight!  Postcards will be mailed separately (please allow extra time for signing and mailing); book orders will be processed as usual.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

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The Voice in the Headphones Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781478008132
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Duke University Press - March 20th, 2020

Now That the Audience Is Assembled Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780822371472
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Duke University Press - April 13th, 2018

Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780822355908
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Duke University Press - March 28th, 2014

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