Tim Lawrence // Artist Lecture, 4/19/2017

What were the economic and social conditions that gave rise to NYC’s era of hybrid nightclub activity in the early 80s? How did changing circumstances augur its premature end? Continuing his analysis of the New York City party scene, Tim…

Tim Lawrence // Artist Lecture, 4/19/2017

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What were the economic and social conditions that gave rise to NYC’s era of hybrid nightclub activity in the early 80s? How did changing circumstances augur its premature end?

Continuing his analysis of the New York City party scene, Tim Lawrence focuses on the early 1980s, a largely neglected period that was characterized by its creativity, intensity, and integration. He outlines how the period witnessed the discreet sounds of disco, punk, rock, rap and dub-reggae give way to an array of mutant combinations. He also explores how the city’s party venues became multi-sensory hubs that regularly combined DJing, live performance, performance art, art, video, film and immersive happenings. What were the economic and social conditions that gave rise to this era of hybrid activity and how did changing circumstances augur its premature end?

In this talk, Lawrence discusses how the period witnessed the discreet sounds of disco, punk, rock, rap and dub-reggae give way to an array of combinations. He also explores how the city’s party venues became multi-sensory hubs that regularly combined DJing, live performance, performance art, art, video, film and immersive happenings.

Tim Lawrence is the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music 1970-79, Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92, and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83, all published with Duke University Press. He is a professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London and a founding co-director of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research. He is also the co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System, which has been staging Loft parties in London since 2003.

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