Greil Marcus
Our Old, Weird America

Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 6:00 pm

Nasher Museum Auditorium


Author of The Old, Weird America: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy in the American Voice, among many others.

Marcus is the towering figure of American music writing, author of authoritative books on Dylan and The Band, punk rock and prophecy—a public intellectual and lifelong diviner of what makes American art American. At Duke he discusses how American music “palavers with a community of ghosts,” as he said of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, charting the future by channeling the older, stranger traditions that haunt the nation’s very bones.

 

Greil Marcus Residency
Wednesday, February 16 – Friday, February 18, 2011

Wednesday, February 16
Listening Session with Greil Marcus
Moderated by Steve Weiss, Head of UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection
The Pinhook (117 W. Main St.), 7:30p
Co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum of Art, in conjunction with their exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.

Thursday, February 17
Greil Marcus
Our Old, Weird America: A Talk
Nasher Museum of Art, 6p

Friday, February 18
Class visit with Greil Marcus
To Get Up and Be Terrible Too: A History of Punk, 1970-2000
Nelson Music Room, Duke’s East Campus, 11:40a

Please check dP’s blog, The Thread, for coverage of residency events.

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