FREE ONE-DAY CONFERENCE
RHYTHM AS PATTERN AND VARIATION: POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ARTISTIC INFLECTIONS
STUART HALL BUILDING, GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE
SATURDAY 23 APRIL, 9:30AM-6PM

A recent renewed interest in rhythm highlights the relevance and urgency of a reconsideration of it in relation to our methodologies and practices in the humanities and social sciences. In an effort to think of the different ways in which rhythm can be said to be an originator and organisational principle of reality, and in an attempt to take seriously rhythm’s potential in terms of methodology, this one-day free conference brings together a variety of approaches from different disciplines.
Poster final landscape
 
Welcome by Paola Crespi and Eleni Ikoniadou
KEYNOTE: Pascal Michon“Could Rhythm Become a New Scientific Paradigm for the Humanities?” inc. Q&A
Paola Crespi “‘Time is Measurable and It’s NOT Measurable’: Polyrhythmicity in Rudolf Laban’s Unpublished Notes and Drawings” 
Ewan Jones “How the Nineteenth Century Socialised Rhythm” inc. Q&A
Mickey Vallee “Notes Towards a Social Syncopation: Rhythm, History and the Matter of Black Lives” inc. Q&A
John Habron “Rhythm and the Asylum: Priscilla Barclay and the Development of Dalcroze’s Eurhythmics as a Form of Music Therapy” inc. Q&A
Simon Yuill and Bev Skeggs “Conflicted Rhythms of Value and Capital: Rhythmanalysis and Algorhythmic Analysis of Facebook” inc. Q&A
Sven Raeymaekers  “Silence as Structural Element in Hollywood Films” inc. Q&A
Eilon Morris “Rhythm and the Ecstatic Performer”
Mihaela Brebenel “What Could Possibly Still Get Us Going: Rhythm and the Unresolved”
Topology Research Unit Panel)
Peggy Reynolds “Rhythms All the Way Down”
Julian Henriques “Rhythmanalysis Weaponised”
Vesna Petresin “Being Rhythmic”
Sha Xin Wei “Rhythm and Textural Temporality: An Approach to Experience Without a Subject and Duration as an Effect”
inc. Q&A
Steve Tromans “Rhythmicity, Improvisation and the Musical-Philosophical: Practice-as-Research in Jazz Performance” inc. Q&A
Eliza Robertson “Rhythm in Prose: Bergson’s Duree and the Grammatical Verbal” inc. Q&A
Yi Chen “Rhythmanalysis: Using the Concept of Rhythm for Cultural Enquiry” inc. Q&A
KEYNOTE: Paul Hegarty
“Entropy Now! Entropy Again! Recursion in the Work of Peter Roehr” inc. Q&A