TOUCHING PITCH: DIRT, DEBT, COLOR
(FORTHCOMING FROM UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS)
Touching Pitch: Dirt, Debt, Color is a resonant meditation on the embodied, emotional, and moral labors of connecting with other people in a globalized age of unprecedented network connectivities. Guided by the trifold rubrics of dirt (Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger), debt (Stefano Harney and Fred Moten: “We owe each other everything”—The Undercommons), and color (critical race theory, queer-of-color critique, crip-color critique), I explore practices of radical listening as potential modes of solidarity.
Touching Pitch, like Just Vibrations, will be available Open Access, pending funds. All royalties from Touching Pitch will officially go toward the American Musicological Society’s Eileen Southern Travel Fund.
Introduction: Empathy & Ecclesiasticus
Chapter 1: Radical Listening
Chapter 2: For My Students
Chapter 3: Songs for Your Storm
Chapter 4: Alive Inside, Music Aside
Chapter 5: The Ears of Black Folk
Epilogue: A Barbecue with Trump Lovers