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“Performing Capitalism and Neoliberalism”
Across time and place, the arts have been heralded as a savior of all sorts; from promises of class mobility through creative freedom, to neocolonialist narratives about rescuing “troubled” youth, to the ability to turn passion into productive labor. Through historic and contemporary case studies, this panel explores how musical creativity and philanthropy have been called upon to invite upward mobility since the 19th century.
This is the first 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.
- Catherine Provenzano (UCLA)
- Izabela Wagner (Collegium Civitas Cooperative University in Warsaw)
- John Pippen (Colorado State University)
- Mina Yang (Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute)
- Tim Taylor (UCLA), Anna Morcom (UCLA)
Link to the Calendar Event Page: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/music-performance-studies-today-performing-capitalism-and-neoliberalism/
For more information on the Music Performance Studies Today series: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/music-performance-studies-today/
Links to upcoming events in the series
March 5, “Anti-Blackness in Western Classical Music”: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/music-performance-studies-today-anti-blackness-in-western-classical-music/
March 5, Kira Thurman, “On Beethoven, Blackness, and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic”: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/4th-annual-nelson-lecture-series-on-beethoven-blackness-and-belonging-debating-classical-music-in-the-black-atlantic/
March 8, “The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing”: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/music-performance-studies-today-the-ephemerality-of-musical-hearing/
Event co-organizers: Pheaross Graham and Farrah O’Shea
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