12.11.18 - 13.11.18

The Tenth Nomadikon Conference

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

November 11-13, 2018

Venues: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio & Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa


Sunday November 11 

7.00-9.00: Welcoming Reception, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa


Monday November 12

Session I, 10.00-12.30, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

10.00-10.15 Words of Welcome

10.15-11.00 Stan Erraught: "The Place Name and Metaphysics"

11.00-11.45 Robert Fry: "Elvis is in the Building: The King, RCA Studio, and the Personification of Musical Production and Place"

11.45-12.30 Michael Hinds: "Lesbos to Memphis: Sam Phillips’s Sapphic Stanza"

12.30-1.30: Lunch

Session II, 1.30-3.45, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

1.30-2.15 Hans Weisethaunet: "’What’s Black Got to do with it?’ – Soul and Sound in the Southern Studio"

2.15-3.00 Asbjørn Grønstad & Øyvind Vågnes: "’Everything Was Stories:’ The Aesthetic Imaginaries of Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus"

3.00-3.45 Franc Myles: "In search of the ‘vibe’: an archeology of Windmill Lane 1, Mulligan Records and the creation of an Irish Americana"


5.30 Transport from Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

Session III, 6.00-8.00 Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

6.00-7.00 Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Tour

7.00-8.00 Mark Ledbetter: "Saturday Night at the Juke Joint" (Reading)


Tuesday November 13

Session IV, 9.30-1.00, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

09.30-10.15 Kevin Whitman: "’It’s Where you’re at:’ Representing New York City in Rap Music Videos"

10.15-11.00 Nermin Saybasili: "Migrant Sounds in Ergin Çavusoglu’s Video-Installations"

11.00-11.30 Coffee break with Fruit

11.30-12.15 Dennis Rothermel: "The Urban Soloist Playing for the Absent Other in Bertrand Tavernier’s Round Midnight (1986), Joe Wright’s The Soloist (2009), Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead (2015)" 

12.15-1.00: Henrik Gustafsson: "Musical Notation & Terraforming in Westworld"