University announces Pink Floyd academic conference

University announces Pink Floyd academic conference

An American university is to host the world's first Pink Floyd academic conference.

Called Pink Floyd: Sound, Sight, And Structure, the event will be held at Princeton University on April 13.

According to a report on the website Open Culture, the keynote speaker at the event will be Pink Floyd producer and engineer James Guthrie.

Princeton's website , meanwhile, describes the event as "an interdisciplinary conference celebrating the music, art, and culture of Pink Floyd". In addition to Guthrie’s talk, and his surround sound mix of the band’s music, the conference will offer “live compositions and arrangements inspired by Pink Floyd’s music,” an “exhibition of Pink Floyd covers and art,” and a screening of The Wall.

Open Culture highlights papers including “The Visual Music of Pink Floyd”, “Space and Repetition in David Gilmour’s Guitar Solos” and “Several Species of Small Furry Animals: The Genius of Early Floyd”.

Admission is free, but requires an RSVP .

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