Two Thousand + TEN
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The edition of Two Thousand + TEN once again ran in parallel with the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (, hosted by the Sonic Arts Research Center, Queen's University Belfast ( The festival is the longest-running new music festival in Ireland that presents cutting-edge new music and features some of the most thought-provoking and controversial musicians.

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Keynote Speaker:
Professor Georgina Born

Georgina Born is Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at Cambridge University and Honorary Professor of Anthropology at University College London. She has been a Fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge (1998-2006), Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge (1997-8), a Fellow of the University of California, Humanities Research Institute (2002-3), is an International Fellow of the Australian Sociological Association and of Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology, and in 2012 she will be the visiting Bloch Professor in Music at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books are Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde (California 1995), Western Music and Its Others: Difference, Representation and Appropriation in Music (ed. with D. Hesmondhalgh, California 2000), and Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke, and the Reinvention of the BBC (Vintage 2005). Forthcoming are Music, Sound, and the Orchestration of Public and Private Space (Cambridge) and Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences (Routledge). In late 2010 she begins a five-year project, funded by the European Research Council, on the transformation of musical practices by digital media through comparative ethnographies in the UK, India, Iran, Cuba and East Africa.





Date: Saturday, 6th of November 2010

Location: Sonic Arts Research Center/Belfast,


Keynote Speaker:
Associate Professor David Borgo

David Borgo is Associate Professor of Music at UC San Diego where he teaches in the Integrative Studies (IS) and Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora (JMAD) Programs. He has a B.M. degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Ethnomusicology from UCLA. As a saxophonist, David won first prize at the International John Coltrane Festival (1994) and he has toured widely both in the U.S. and abroad, including featured performances in Sweden, Holland, Armenia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mexico City. David has released seven CDs and one DVD under his own name and his book, Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music in a Complex Age (Continuum 2005) won the Alan Merriam Prize in 2006 from the Society for Ethnomusicology as the most distinguished book published during the previous year. David’s other scholarly work appears in Jazz Perspectives, Black Music Research Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, American Music, Journal of American History, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Parallax, Open Space, and in the forthcoming edited volume Music as Performance: New Perspectives Across the Disciplines (Michigan University Press, Nicholas Cook and Richard Pettengill, eds.). David has presented research at conferences organized by the Society for Ethnomusicology, The Sonneck Society for American Music,  The International Association for the Study of Popular Music, The International Society for Improvised Music, The International Association of Jazz Educators, and the College Music Society, as well as at The Guelph Jazz Colloquium, The Improvising Across Borders conference at UCSD, The Leeds International Jazz Education Conference
and the Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology in Graz, Austria. He currently performs with his electro-acoustic duo, KaiBorg, which explores the intersections between live audio and video processing and free improvisation, and with his sextet
Kronomorfic, which explores polymetric time.




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