The talk will be led by Piotr Orlov, a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, curator, DJ, and media strategist, who has been reporting on the changing musical landscapes of Upstate New York. Joining him will be Leonard Nevarez and Hua Hsu of Vassar’s Urban Studies Program “to discuss the growth of Upstate’s microscenes, the exodus of artists from major cities, and the recent discourse around the Hudson Valley as ‘the new Brooklyn.’” Questions to be addressed in the seminar include: “How is the urban experience represented aesthetically?” “How do cities sustain artistic milieus and cultural production?” and “What is genuinely ‘local’ about local culture?”
“Looking for the New Brooklyn: Creative Migrations and Musical Landscapes in Upstate New York” takes place at Vassar College on April 8 at 8pm. The event is free. For more information, call (845) 437-5370 or visit www.vassar.edu.