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11 Mar
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Mar 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM


The Resounding Echoes Grow: A Phish Studies Symposium

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID19 and in an effort to keep
the NYU community healthy, THE RESOUNDING ECHOES GROW: A PHISH STUDIES SYMPOSIUM has been postponed to the fall of 2020. Once the conference is rescheduled, all those who RSVPed for the March 2020 event will be contacted with information on the new date.

The Resounding Echoes Grow is a day-long interdisciplinary symposium celebrating scholarship about American rock band Phish. The symposium will analyze the band and its cultural impact across disciplines since its founding in Vermont in 1983. The Resounding Echoes Grow hosts the Phish Studies community and beyond for panels, roundtables, and presentations that address music, community, research, and more. Hosted by Gallatin MA candidate Isaac Slone, the symposium will include a musical performance by Karina Rykman (BA ’16). Free and open to the public. Artwork courtesy Dave Russo.


This event is currently at capacity and registration is closed.

10:00 am
Introductory Remarks

10:15 am
“Send in the Clones: a Guided Viewing of Phish’s 2019 NYE Stunt” - Isaac Slone (New York University Gallatin) and Jnan Blau (California Polytechnic State University)

10:45 am
“What’s in A Name?: Phish Studies,” Keynote by Elizabeth A. Yeager (Washburn University)

11:30 am
Panel: “I Must Inquire: Research Methods Across Phish Studies” 
"A Never Ending C(h)oral Maze: Music Research Methods for the Analysis of Phish” - Julie Viscardi-Smalley (Johnson & Wales University)
“Can I Bring a Few Companions on this Ride?: Using the Online Community ‘Phish Chicks’ to Teach Students Discourse Community Theory” - Denise Goldman (Long Island University)
“Chalk Dust without the Torture: On Public Philosophy Methodology” - Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State University)
Moderated by Elizabeth A. Yeager (Washburn University)


2:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion “Textures of the Town” with Amanda Petrusich (New York University Gallatin), Ben Ratliff (New York University Gallatin), Jesse Jarnow (WFMU Radio), Moderated by Isaac Slone (New York University Gallatin)

2:45 pm
Panel: “How Many People are We?: Diversity and Identity within the Phish Community”
“Beyond Avenu Malkenu: Religious Roots and Phish’s Musical Canon” - Ariella Werden-Greenfield (Temple University)
"From Big Cypress to Sigma Oasis: Building Queer Community and Creating Queer Spaces" - Aaron South Goodman (Brian and Robert)
“White Phragility: Race-Talk, Backlash, and Organizing in the Phish Scene” - Adam Lioz (Phans for Racial Equity)
Moderated by Greg Knight

3:45 pm
Roundtable Discussion: “Thoughts out on The Page”  with Andy Bernstein (HeadCount), Dean Budnick (Long May They Run, Relix), Mike Greenhaus (Relix)
Moderator: Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta (Relix)

4:30 pm

5:00 pm
Musical Performance by Karina Rykman (BA ’16)


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