Past Event

Colloquium: Ana Alonso-Minutti (University of New Mexico) "Mario Lavista, John Cage, and the Asymmetries of the Global Avant-Garde"

September 22, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Friday, September 22nd at 3pm in Dodge 622

Talk Title: "Mario Lavista, John Cage, and the Asymmetries of the Global Avant-Garde"

Speaker Bio: Ana Alonso-Minutti is Associate Professor of Musicology and Associate Chair of the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarship focuses on experimental and avant-garde expressions and music traditions from Mexico and the US-Mexico border. Among her research areas are Latina/Chicana feminist and queer theories, critical race studies, and decolonial methodologies. She is the author of Mario Lavista: Mirrors of Sounds (Oxford University Press, 2023), and coeditor of Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018). In addition to her scholarly work, Minutti wrote the multi-movement choral work Voces del desierto, which won the 2021 Robert M. Stevenson Prize granted by the Society for Ethnomusicology. Moreover, she directed and produced the documentary Cubos y permutaciones: plástica, música y poesía de vanguardia en México. Currently, she is the co-editor of Twentieth-Century Music journal, area editor for Grove Music Online’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Project, member of the editorial board of Journal of Music History Pedagogy, member of the advisory board of Sonus Litterarum, and curatorial advisor for Mediateca Lavista. Originally from Puebla, Mexico, she has lived in Albuquerque since 2013.