The Rhythm of Echoes and Echoes of Violence

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    This paper contributes to non-ocularcentric theory and theorizing by way of a methodological application and extension of Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis. It explores the cultural dynamics of echoes and history, using as an instrumental case study Steve Reich’s 1966 tape-loop composition, Come Out, to elucidate the ambivalent and contradictory relations of time, temporality, and possibility. While the focus is primarily on the text of Come Out and its context of police brutality and civil rights, it moreover contributes to an enriched and historically grounded understanding of rhythmanalysis while engaging with rhythmanalysis as a methodology, based on the expanded conception of echoes proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-114
    Number of pages18
    JournalTheory, Culture and Society
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan. 2017


    • echoes
    • minimalism
    • police brutality
    • race
    • rhythm
    • rhythmanalysis


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