In Conversation

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: 1980-1983 with Tim Lawrence

Episode Summary

Love Injections hosts, Paule Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch, welcome author, Tim Lawrence, to Red Bull Studios to talk about his latest book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: 1980-1983. The book charts the renewal of the post-disco party scene in the early 1980s and in the process reveals one of the most creative and dynamic periods in the history of the New York City. During the interview, Lawrence shares some of his own experiences from that time and how finding a home within that community profoundly changed the course of his own life.

Episode Notes

Tim Lawrence In Conversation with Paule Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch

Love Injections hosts, Paule Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch, welcome author, Tim Lawrence, to Red Bull Studios to talk about his latest book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: 1980-1983.
The book charts the renewal of the post-disco party scene in the early 1980s and in the process reveals one of the most creative and dynamic periods in the history of the New York City. During the interview, Lawrence shares some of his own experiences from that time and how finding a home within that community profoundly changed the course of his own life.

Tim Lawrence is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London and the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture: 1970-1979 and Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene: 1973-1992, both also published by Duke University Press.

In Conversation is produced by dublab. Sound editing and music are by Matteah Baim. Due to rights reasons music from the original broadcast has been removed. To hear more, please visit dublab.com.