Music from Elsewhere

“Music from Elsewhere” presents music attributed to non-human inspiration— tunes from fairies, trolls, trows, angels, spirits, and aliens, as well as music generated by channeling, visions, and dreams. Composer/performer Doug Skinner plays some pieces from this curious repertory, and discusses possible explanations and interpretations of them.


Doug Skinner has contributed to The Fortean Times, Strange Attractor Journal, Fate, Weirdo, Nickelodeon, Cabinet, and other fine publications. Black Scat Books has published his translations of Alphonse Allais, Alfred Jarry, Luigi Russolo, and Caroline Crépiat, as well as several books of his fiction and cartoons. His latest book is a translation of Charles Cros’s The Science of Love, for Wakefield Press.

He has written several scores for theater and dance, most conspicuously for Bill Irwin’s show The Regard of Flight; his albums That Regrettable Weekend, It All Went Pfft, and An Afternoon in the Arboretum can be savored on Bandcamp.

Curated and Hosted by

Shannon Taggart is an artist and author exploring the intersection between Spiritualism, photography, and the representation of belief. Her work has been exhibited and featured internationally, including within the publications TIME, New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Newsweek. Taggart’s monograph, SÉANCE (Fulgur Press, 2019), was named one of TIME’s ‘Best Photobooks of 2019.’

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Shannon Taggart’s Supernatural Mystery Symposium

Selections from the annual event on supernatural mystery and strange cultural history, curated by Shannon Taggart and hosted in Lily Dale, NY, USA—the town home to the world’s largest Spiritualist community.

What Is the Future of the Grave? by Allison Meier – 3 Mar

Dr. Raymond Buckland’s ‘Wide World of Spirit – Steven Intermill and Toni Rotonda – 24 Mar

Spiritual Spectacles: Mother’s Work and the Shaker Era of Manifestations – Maria Molteni – 11 Apr

Ted Serios: The Mind’s Eye, with Emily Hauver – 25 Apr

Séance: Spiritualism, Photography and the Search for Ectoplasm – Shannon Taggart – 2 May

Music from Elsewhere – Doug Skinner – 9 May

Publishing the Paranormal – Charles and Penelope Emmons – 16 May

Supernatural Mystery Symposium: Reclaiming Art – JF Martel – 23 May

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle – Michael W Homer – 20 Jun

Fall 2024 8:00 pm - 09:30 pm - rescheduled, date to be confirmed

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