EthNoise!

The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop

January 28, 2021
by Varshini
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EthNoise! presents David Wilson

Join us tonight at 5:00 pm as we workshop PhD candidate David Wilson’s paper, “Diplomatic Dances: The White-Haired Girl’s Journey from Revolutionary Classic to Post-Mao Palimpsest.”

The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) is often regarded as one of modern China’s most isolated periods. Furthermore, it is often regarded as quite separate from the historical periods that precede and follow it. As such, it is easy to forget that the Cultural Revolution was deeply formed by its historical antecedents, and that China was a key player in the rapidly shifting global politics of the 1960s and 1970s. This paper investigates the Shanghai Ballet’s 1977 tour of Canada, and the company’s overseas performances of the iconic revolutionary ballet The White-Haired Girl, as a way of situating China in its global historical and political context in the period immediately following Chairman Mao’s death.

We look forward to seeing you tonight!

January 14, 2021
by Varshini
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EthNoise! presents Classical Music in the Time of COVID-19

Welcome back to Winter Quarter! Join us tonight at 5:00 pm for a panel presentation discussing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the classical music world. We’ll be hearing from:

Audrey Slote: “Sounding Resilience: Freelance Musicians in the Time of COVID-19”
 
Melani Shahin: “Rehearsing Together Alone: An Examination of Virtually Mediated Music-Making and Socialization in College Orchestras during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for performers and scholars of music. Restrictions on travel and gatherings have led to necessary adaptations in the ways we produce and consume music, particularly classical music. Many classical musicians face an unprecedented level of precarity in their careers. Yet for many of us, music and the arts feel more essential than ever before. The resilience and determination of performing musicians to continue making and sharing their art stands out against a bleak backdrop of uncertainty and isolation.
We look forward to seeing you tonight!