January 30, 2014
Combat mid-term blues with a great workshop session and refreshments.
We would like to welcome our guest speaker, Elizabeth Branch Dyson, Editor at the University of Chicago Press (acquires books in education, ethnomusicology and other music, and philosophy).
Her workshop paper is entitled “What Book Editors Want”
This highly informative talk will
* provide an overview of book publishing today
*discuss the procedure of revising a dissertation into a book
*outline the submission procedure
*explain how peer reviews work
*and the publication process
We hope to see many of you there.
Same time/place as usual: 4.30-6.00pm, GOH 205
January 22, 2014
Please join us Thursday January 23, 4.30pm (LOGAN CENTER, Rm. 501) – please note the change from the usual location. This is a collaborative workshop with Center for East Europe and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
We warmly welcome Professor Elsie Dunin who will present the following paper:
“Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia”
As a dance ethnologist, my studies focus on continuities and changes of social events with a dancing component. Since 1967 I continue to observe and record a community-wide event of the Romani population in Skopje, Macedonia in relation to their evolving social changes. Most of the dancing took place in public spaces within a framework of a five-day calendar holiday, known with multiple names – Gjurgjovden (St. George’s Day) a Slavic Macedonian term, Erdelezi (coming of spring) a Turkish-based term, and šutalo pani (spring waters) a Romani term. The diminishing public dancing during this event parallels a period that introduces major socio-cultural changes to Romani families such as a change of personal living space (1960s), encouraged education (1970s), and migrant work opportunities (1970s–1980s). After Macedonia’s secession from SRF Yugoslavia in 1991 and into the 2010s there are numerous proselytizing religious groups and humanitarian non-governmental organizations, an emergence of conflicting Romani political parties, and the site of a new United States Embassy for Macedonia where a major part of this community-wide holiday was celebrated. Using the holiday event with its own continuities and changes since 1967, the presentation provides a selected overview of socio-cultural markers in a parallel time period.
Accompanied by PowerPoint the presentation shows selected images and dancing examples from 1967 into 2012.
Elsie Dunin is Professor Emerita (Dance Ethnology), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and dance research advisor with the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (IEF) in Croatia. Dunin is also active with the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Ethnochoreology and with the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources (CCDR) in Arizona. Her research focuses on the relationship of socio-cultural changes with the continuities and changes in social dance events. Studies have taken place in Macedonia among both Macedonian and Romani populations; with the Croatian diaspora in California, Chile and Australia compared with source emigrant areas in Croatia. Professor Dunin is author, editor, and compiler of numerous publications.
January 12, 2014
Please join us on Thursday January 16, 4.30pm, (Goodspeed 205) for our first workshop of the Winter Quarter.
We would like to welcome Jamie Cartright and Lauren Eldridge who will present a paper entitled
“Sight and Sound: The Transcription of Haitian Folkloric Rhythms”
Jamie Cartright, mezzo-soprano, has returned to Haiti after a season with Palm Beach Opera’s chorus where she was also a soloist with the Anglican Chorale-Trinity Cathedral in Miami and the Master Chorale of South Florida. Jamie was featured on the cover of Ticket magazine for her concert at the Institut Français honoring women in classical music. Her most recent projects include the Matinée de Compositeurs Haïtiens with a host of esteemed musicians throughout the diaspora, and a recital accompanied by Micheline Dalencour and Lauren Eldridge reviewed by Le Nouvelliste. Jamie served as a clinician for L’Ecole de Musique Saint-Trinite in Port-au-Prince and L’Ecole de Musique Dessaix-Baptiste in Jacmel, Haiti. Born in New York, Jamie Cartright grew up in Haiti and returned to the U.S. to receive her Bachelor of Music at Stetson University in Florida. While in Haiti, she presented two solo recitals and sang regularly with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Sainte-Trinite, notably during the memorial concert in 2010 for the victims of Haiti’s earthquake.
Lauren Eldridge is an ethnomusicologist who focuses on musics of the African diaspora. She is currently conducting research regarding Haitian classical music and its accompanying pedagogies. She obtained her B.A. from Spelman College in 2010 (International Studies and Music) and is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago.
January 12, 2014
Happy New Year! Hope your Winter quarter is productive and enjoyable so far despite the weather. This quarter, we have plenty of exciting EthNoise presentations coming up. Details are being finalised as we speak so more information to follow soon! Our first workshop will be on Thursday 16 January, 4.30pm-6.00pm, GOH 205.
Thursday 16 January – Jamie Cartright and Lauren Eldridge – “Sight and Sound: The Transcription of Haitian Folkloric Rhythms”
Thursday 23 January – Professor Elsie Dunin – “Forty-Five Years (1967-2012) of a Romani Spring Event in Skopje, Macedonia”
(Prof Dunin is Professor Emerita (Dance Ethnology), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and dance research advisor with the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (IEF) in Croatia). This is a collaborative workshop with the University of Chicago’s Center for East Europe and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
Thursday 6 February – Elizabeth Branch Dyson (Associate Editor at the University of Chicago Press in Ethnomusicology)
Thursday 20 February – EthNoise, Music History/Theory Workshop and Composers’ Workshop present a joint Symposium: “Far Calls. Coming, Far: Ritual, Material, Sound.” (1.30-6.30pm, Performance Penthouse, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts) – more details to follow
Thursday 6 March – Owen Kohl (PhD student, Anthropology, University of Chicago)
Thursday 13 March – Will Faber (PhD student, Ethnomusicology, University of Chicago)