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Wednesday, March 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Art of the Crossfade

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On a DJ mixer, the crossfader allows for seamless transition between two separate pieces of music. Explore this master control for merging sound: its technical history, its role in shaping hip-hop, and its potential as a new metaphor for the "mixing" we all do in our increasingly diverse world. Combining an academic lecture with a live DJ performance, this session considers how, in the age of the crossfade, we all live in the mix.

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Josh Kun

ProfessorUSCJosh Kun is a professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism where he also directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. He is the author or editor of several books, including 2005's Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (winner of a... Read More →
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J Period

DJ/Producer/Remixer/Music SupervisorTruelements MusicHailed as a “music guru” by Rolling Stone and cited among the “world’s Top DJ’s” by The New York Times, J.PERIOD’s vast musical repertoire bridges cultures, generations and styles with innovative blends and seamless... Read More →


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