RAVE HISTORIAN MICHAEL TULLBERG AND LEGENDARY DJ/PRODUCER CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE WOW ELECTRONIC MUSIC STUDENTS AT U.S.C.
LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 10, 2010: Noted electronic music author and historian Michael Tullberg and trance music DJ/producer Christopher Lawrence today gave a 90-minute symposium to college students in an electronic music class at the University of Southern California. Hosted by USC professor Sean Nye, Tullberg and Lawrence detailed the history of rave music and culture on the U.S. west coast, along with a tracing of the development of trance music in America. This marks the first time that the two have been involved in electronic music in an academic nature.
“I’m very pleased to be able to work with Professor Nye and USC in this fashion,” said Tullberg. “The fact that electronic music is now a growing subject of study in American higher education is a very positive development, particularly when considering rave culture’s unfairly earned bad reputation in the mainstream media in the past. It was a pleasure for both Christopher and myself to be able to educate members of the EDM generation about how the dance music that their parents enjoyed made their own favorite music possible.”
Michael Tullberg is one of the longest-running electronic music photojournalists in North America. For twenty-five years, he has chronicled the rise and proliferation of the genre in American pop culture. His material has appeared in media outlets such as Rolling Stone, SPIN, Mixmag, DJ Mag, LA Weekly, URB, Mixer and many more. Tullberg is also the author and publisher of the groundbreaking electronic music books “DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave” and “The Raver Stories Project”. He is a founding member of the Electronic Music Alliance, and a photographer for Getty Images in Los Angeles.
Christopher Lawrence is a legend in the electronic music world, having pioneered the genres of trance and psy-trance in America in the 1990s. Lawrence has played thousands of dates across the globe over the past three decades, at world-famous events like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and many more.