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Music Performance Studies Today: “The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing”
Given the ephemerality of performance, what are key issues behind the transmission of musical remembrance? How can we narrow the divide between what Diana Taylor calls the “archive” of enduring materials, such as texts, documents, and buildings, and the “more ephemeral ‘repertoire’ of embodied practice/knowledge,” such as “spoken language, dance, sports, ritual” and, we add, music performance?
- Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)
- Ryan Shiotsuki (Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona)
- Andrea Moore (Smith College)
- Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA)
- Pheaross Graham (UCLA) and Farrah O’Shea (UCLA)
This is the third event in the Music Performance Studies Today series. Considering musics from a variety of traditions, this symposium aims to bring visibility to the field of music performance studies and generate scholarly momentum in its realm at UCLA.
UCLA Music Library
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund
UCLA Arts Initiative
UCLA Center for Performance Studies
UCLA Department of Musicology
American Society for Theatre Research
This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.