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April 2022

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Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies: Nostalgia for Different Pasts

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies conference series aims to bring nostalgia studies more broadly into conversation with music and music studies. As a theoretical framework, nostalgia studies allows us to explore attitudes towards the past underlying both musicology and music composition/performance. It illuminates the ways nostalgia is used by creators and audiences, as well as the ways it affects and influences our perceptions of history, heritage, self and others. Guided by the work of Svetlana Boym and others on…

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Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies: Heritage and Identity

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

The Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies conference series aims to bring nostalgia studies more broadly into conversation with music and music studies. As a theoretical framework, nostalgia studies allow us to explore attitudes towards the past underlying both musicology and music composition/performance. It illuminates the ways nostalgia is used by creators and audiences, as well as the ways it affects and influences our perceptions of history, heritage, self and others. Guided by the work of Svetlana Boym and others on…

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Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies: Troubling Classical Music’s Nostalgias

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

The Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies conference series aims to bring nostalgia studies more broadly into conversation with music and music studies. As a theoretical framework, nostalgia studies allow us to explore attitudes towards the past underlying both musicology and music composition/performance. It illuminates the ways nostalgia is used by creators and audiences, as well as the ways it affects and influences our perceptions of history, heritage, self and others. Guided by the work of Svetlana Boym and others on…

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Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies: Counter Nostalgias

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting,

The Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies conference series aims to bring nostalgia studies more broadly into conversation with music and music studies. As a theoretical framework, nostalgia studies allow us to explore attitudes towards the past underlying both musicology and music composition/performance. It illuminates the ways nostalgia is used by creators and audiences, as well as the ways it affects and influences our perceptions of history, heritage, self and others. Guided by the work of Svetlana Boym and others on…

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Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies: Nostalgia and the Television Musical

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Meeting,

The Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies conference series aims to bring nostalgia studies more broadly into conversation with music and music studies. As a theoretical framework, nostalgia studies allow us to explore attitudes towards the past underlying both musicology and music composition/performance. It illuminates the ways nostalgia is used by creators and audiences, as well as the ways it affects and influences our perceptions of history, heritage, self and others. Guided by the work of Svetlana Boym and others on…

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Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies – Performing Jewish Music: Nostalgia, Tradition, and Innovation

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Meeting,

The Nostalgia, Music and Music Studies conference series aims to bring nostalgia studies more broadly into conversation with music and music studies. As a theoretical framework, nostalgia studies allow us to explore attitudes towards the past underlying both musicology and music composition/performance. It illuminates the ways nostalgia is used by creators and audiences, as well as the ways it affects and influences our perceptions of history, heritage, self and others. Guided by the work of Svetlana Boym and others on…

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April 2021

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Hear / Now / Then / There: Subversion, Sound, and the Queer Underground

April 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Hear / Now / Then / There lecture series aims to bring together diverse communities of interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, using the university as a meeting ground for ideas, conversation, collaboration and contemplation. The final event in this series features Jasmine Nyende in a lively conversation about music and performance art. Jasmine Nyende's practice explores African diasporic community building as a means to release trauma. As a Ugandan and African American fiber artist and educator, Nyende creates opportunities for…

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March 2021

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Music Performance Studies Today: “The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing”

March 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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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?

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Music Performance Studies Today: “Anti-Blackness in Western Classical Music”

March 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

This panel moves with the current momentum of Black Lives Matter demonstrations and recent conversations considering whiteness in music theory to consider aspects of the panel extend to identifying issues and frames in classical performance, such as biased listening, pedagogy, minuscule representation of concert artists, long-term outcomes of black classical musicians, treatment, and ethics.

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February 2021

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“Performing Capitalism and Neoliberalism”

February 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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RSVP: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqf-ugqjwpH9eVsJuQ2K6FxZbhM6QtGJF8 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…

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February 2020

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“And You Know Who I Am”: Paul Robeson in Concert

February 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are pleased to present “And You Know Who I Am”: Paul Robeson in Concert  in Schoenberg Hall on February 13, organized by Shana Redmond and the Center for Musical Humanities. An afternoon symposium in Royce 314, "Everything Man: Author Meets Critics" will include scholars Tammy Kernodle (Miami U), Jeffrey C. Stewart (UCSB Pulitzer Prize winner), and Kevin Quashie (Brown U), and will focus on Shana Redmond’s Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke, 2020). A free…

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November 2019

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“You Imagine Me, and I Exist:” The Afterlives of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695)

November 22, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This symposium explores the multiple “afterlives” of Sor Juana, i.e., the many ways in which the famous/infamous nun has been represented – from 17th- and 18th-century visual and literary portraits to 20th- and 21st-century historical novels, poetry, plays, films, musical performances, visual arts, and even a Netflix mini-series. The title of the symposium, ‘You Imagine Me, and I Exist,’ comes from the English translation of an unfinished poem that was found in Sor Juana’s cell after her death in 1695…

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HEAR/NOW/THEN/THERE: subversion, sound, and the queer underground

November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Music Library: Reading Room, 445 Charles E Young Dr E #1102
Los Angeles, CA United States
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The Hear / Now / Then / There lecture series aims to bring together diverse communities of interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, using the university as a meeting ground for ideas, conversation, collaboration and contemplation. The first talk in this series features Jenna Pup and Myriad Slits in a lively conversation about music and performance art in the Music Library Reading Room. Jenna Pup is a musician and multimedia artist from Philadelphia who uses electronic beat programming, acoustic elements of hardcore and…

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March 2018

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“Mykki Blanco: The Worlds I Inhabit”

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore 100,
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May 2017

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Anthem: Remixing Race and Nation

May 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Anthem: Remixing Race and Nation Monday May 8, 2017 Schoenberg Music Building 3:30pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Symposium Schoenberg Music Bldg, Room 1420, Free Reception in courtyard immediately follows 7:30pm – 9:15pm Concert & Panel Schoenberg Hall, The afternoon session features panelists Cecilia O'Leary (CSUMB, History and Communication), Robert Fink (UCLA Musicology), Wade Dean (UCLA Musicology) and Jason Jones (Sacramento Bee), with presentations on race and nationalism, the national anthem and protest in sports events, and the controversial performances of "The…

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