Brian Kane


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Bio: Brian Kane holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in Philosophy, 1996; Ph.D. in Music, 2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music at Columbia University (2006-2008). As a scholar, Kane has been pursuing interdisciplinary research, working in the margins between music theory, composition, philosophy, and auditory culture. The music-theoretical work centers on questions of sound and signification, working primarily with 20th century repertoire. Some central research themes concern: the relationship between music and skepticism; musical ontology; phenomenology; improvisation; histories of listening; subjectivity, in particular the persistence of the musical subject in recent critical theory, and psychoanalytical approaches to the musical self.


Title: VuJak Demonstration

Summary: Brian Kane, artist and founding member of Emergency Broadcast Network, visited the MAL to demo the Vujak – “the first video sampler.” For more information visit Brian’s website:

Onsite: Yes

Duration: October 29th – November 4th, 2015

Equipment: Vujak

Documentation: Interview, Photographs