“I’m hoping to kick but the Planet Bowie is glowing”
The insanely talented Dr Leah Kardos has been in touch with details of a talk she is giving at Homerton College in the UK this coming Wednesday (November 11): http://smarturl.it/PlanetBowieLK
This follows her much-loved presentation at the Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie symposium at ACMI back in July. Over to you Leah...
“My talk will look in some detail at Bowie’s representations and contributions to culture, and how these contributions are entangled with issues related to aesthetics, queerness, politics, authenticity and performance. I’ll also talk about recurring sounds and themes within the catalogue, and together we’ll analyse the imagery and sounds of ‘Blackstar’ for clues as to where he might go to next.”
Admission is free, but if you are thinking of attending please RSVP here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep reading for more information and be sure to check out Leah’s superb Bowie covers project, You Can’t Hide Beat, made for/with the Bowienet community in 2011: http://smarturl.it/LeahKardosYCHB
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Multiple creativities in practice
Leah Kardos, Kingston University
Weds 11th November
19.30 – 21.00
Paston Brown Room
RSVP to: email@example.com
David Bowie’s contribution to culture is undeniable; far-reaching, multifaceted, intersecting many fields, social scenes and artistic disciplines. If one was to take a broad view of this contribution, Planet Bowie can be viewed as the location for rich expressive languages of fashions, personas, stolen ideas, queerness, outsider perspectives, mythologies and a cast of recurring characters and themes, sounds and musical motifs. This presentation will turn attention to the way his career has been narrated across constant creative transformations that flow parallel against a consistent musical voice and through the recasting of his star image and performative self across the media and art platforms that he is found in.
Leah Kardos is a musician and pop culture enthusiast active in contemporary classical, experimental, media and commercial music circles. As a writer, her fascinations include the arts of record production, digital creativities and the semiotics of sound in popular music. A signed artist with Bigo & Twigetti, her creative work focuses on the communicative power of timbre, memory and pattern recognition, and the beauty of spaces, having recently worked with performers and ensembles such as Ben Dawson, Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and Australian chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, she currently lectures in music at Kingston University, London.