DeForrest Brown Jr.

DeForrest Brown, Jr. is an Alabama-raised, Ex-American rhythmanalyst, electronic musician, and curator. Brown’s debut book ‘Assembling a Black Counter Culture’ was released on Primary Information in 2022 and explores the links between the Black experience in industrialized labor systems and Black innovation in electronic music. As Speaker Music, he channels the African American modernist tradition of rhythm and soul music as an intellectual site and sound of techno-vernacular expression. He has released three albums on Planet Mu; ‘Of Desire, Longing’ (2019), ‘Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry’ (2020) and ‘Techxodus’ (2023). In 2023, he co-curated HOPE, an international group exhibition presented by Museion Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano-Bozen as the final installment of the TECHNO HUMANITIES trilogy.