May 2

Carleton Connects: Professor Andrew Flory

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 pm / Center for Math and Computing (CMC), Room 11
map of Carleton Connects: Professor Andrew Flory

Carleton College, Northfield MN

Come join us for a live Carleton Connects Program! The success of Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s garnered a level of attention in mainstream society that was previously unthinkable for a company that specialized in black cultural forms. One of the curious aspects of Motown’s legacy is ways in which historians, critics, and musicians alike commonly cite a generic Motown style, or “Motown Sound.” Join Assistant Professor of Music Andy Flory as he presents “The Motown Sound”. He will discuss Motown’s famous “sound” from a number of vantage points, including marketing and self-categorization, musical tropes, and self-dialogue. In this presentation, he will show the parameters through which the agents involved in the creative process, the physical spaces of the Motown “campus” on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, and the vertical (and not-so-vertical) integration of writing, arranging, performing, and recording contributed to a musical uniformity in select areas of Motown’s output during the company’s most productive period.

To find room 11, use the elevator by the main entrance to go to the bottom floor. After it opens, take a left and follow the hallway down the corridor. CMC 11 will be the first room on your left. 

RSVPs would be appreciated to Catie Gardner ’10 at 507-222-5690 or

Sponsored by Cannon Valley Carleton Club. Contact: Catherine K. Smith