Friday, January 18, 2013

Dissertation and Ph.D. complete

I have completed my Ph.D. at UW-Madison. Thanks much to my advisor, Ron Radano, and my committee members (Lee Blasius, Michele Hilmes, Anne McClintock, and Andy Sutton) for all their help and support.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

The Soundtrack to War

Here's a word cloud of my chapter for the book Virtual War and Magical Death: Technologies and Imaginaries for Terror and Killing, co-edited by Neil Whitehead and Sverker Finnstrom. Just sent it off!

Wordle: The Soundtrack to War

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chapters finished

I've sent in final revisions to my chapter, "Free Jazz. Punk Rock." It will appear in the forthcoming volume Nyuu jazu sutadizu [The New Jazz Studies], to be published in Japan. Fellow ethnomusicologist Dave Novak also has a chapter in the volume. Thanks to Dave for solid and challenging critiques and to Scott Carter, as always, for being my primary sounding board.

I've also completed my first draft of an article, "Music, Aesthetics, and the Technologies of Online War," for an upcoming Critical Interventions volume through Berghahn Books. Still some work to do, but it's nice to have the first draft out. I'll present a version of this paper at the American Anthropological Association conference next week, December 6. Looking forward to it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My music

I have a few different home recording projects linked online.

Sun Silo
  • Michael Gallope, synths/samples
  • Jason McGrath, guitars
  • Aaron McKain, bass
  • Matt Sumera, drums/percussion
  • Travis Workman, keyboard
Wide Open Spaces
  • Matt Tracy, Guitars
  • Will Tracy, Bass
  • Erik Wells, Guitar
  • Matt Sumera, Drums
Giant Panda
  • Jack Krebs, guitar, bass, percussion, vocals, production
  • Jerry Fess, cello, percussion
  • Matt Sumera, drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals
  • Scott Hreha, bass, guitar, vocals, keyboards, production
  • Matt Sumera, drums, marimba, percussion, vocals, keyboards, production, samples
Mostly solo stuff I've done over the years.