Ethnomusicology

Yonatan Malin on Individual Voices and the Study of Jewish Cantillation

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
622 Dodge Hall, Columbia University
 
The Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory Colloquium Series presents:

Yonatan Malin (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Individual Voices and the Study of Jewish Cantillation

Respondent: John Glasenapp

2:00-4:00 pm

Dodge 622

Jocelyne Guilbault: Roy Cape’s Labor of Love: Theorizing Work Ethics through Musical Biography (Oct. 23, 4pm)

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)

The Center for Ethnomusicology is pleased to present:

Prof. Jocelyne Guilbalt (University of California, Berkeley)

Roy Cape’s Labor of Love: Theorizing Work Ethics through Musical Biography

4:00  - 6:00 pm
Center for Ethnomusicology, 701C, Dodge Hall

Jocelyne Guilbault is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1980, she has done extensive fieldwork in the French Creole- and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean on both traditional and popular music. Informed by a postcolonial perspective, she published several articles on issues of representation, aesthetics, the cultural politics of West Indian music industries, multiculturalism, and world music. She is the author of Zouk: World Music in the West Indies (1993), a study that maps the complex musical network among the French-Creole speaking islands, and the vexed relations that are articulated through music between the West Indian French Departments and the Metropole, France. Co-editor of Border Crossings: New Directions in Music Studies (1999-2000), she has since then been on several Editorial boards, including The Black Music Research Journal, the Society for Ethnomusicology Journal, and MUSICultures (Canada). In 2007, she published Governing Sound: the Cultural Politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Musics (2007), a study that explores the ways the calypso music scene became audibly entangled with projects of governing, audience demands, and market incentives. Her new book about and with Roy Cape, titled Roy Cape: A Life on the Calypso and Soca Banstand (2014) is both a study about reputation, circulation, and work ethics, and a dialogic experiment in story.

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Andy Milne's Koto/Piano Project "Strings and Serpents" Premier (Oct. 16, 7:30pm)

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

MPP Associate Andy Milne's new piano / koto project Strings and Serpents will premier this Thursday, October 16th at 7:30pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage.  Admission is free!

The Lincoln Center website describes the project:

"Strings and Serpents is a multicultural, improvisational collaboration between pianists Andy Milne and Benoit Delbecq, animator Saki Murotani, and the Japanese koto duo TsuguKaji-KOTO (Ai Kajigano and Tsugumi Yamamoto). Conceived and composed by Milne--founder of Dapp Theory and noted veteran of New York's downtown jazz scene--the program features a 30-minute animated film accompanied by combined live piano and koto performances.

An exploration of the synthesis of Japanese and Western musical structures, Strings and Serpents seamlessly blends traditional and modern koto textures with the language of jazz and contemporary improvisation. Compositions explore a polymetric approach for prepared piano and koto, expanding the interaction of rhythmic forms and sonic colors between the music and the animation, which is based on the Rainbow Serpent mythology and employs 2-D and 3-D computer-generated imagery (CGI). The story is told without dialogue or subtitles and experiments elegantly with color, shape, texture, light, and motion to enrich the relationship between the instruments."

More about Andy Milne's work can be found here.

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