MICHAEL DREWS

IASPM in Montréal

July 26th, 2011


Last summer I had the fortunate opportunity to present some of my work during this year’s International Association for the Study of Popular Music ( IASPM-Canada) annual gathering. The conference was hosted by the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in the beautiful city of Montréal during June 16-19. The theme of the conference was “Music and Environment: Place, Context, Conjuncture” which I thought tied in nicely with my interests in sampling, DJ culture and audio hacking. At the conference I presented an overview of my Deconstructions project during a paper session at McGill titled “Deconstructions: Transforming Contextual Identity Using Interactive Media.” Also in conjunction with  the conference I had a chance to perform several of the Deconstructions pieces at Il Motore in downtown Montréal. It was a great conference and I meet lots of new friends. I hope to return to Montréal again soon.