The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop

October 4, 2016
by Leitner

10/6: Reports from the Field

Please join us this Thursday October 6th from 4.30-6pm in Goodspeed 205. Four PhD students from ethnomusicology and music history/theory will be offering “reports from the field”, sharing their first-hand experiences of fieldwork and archival research with us. In their own words (and pictures):

  • Hannah Rogers: “I’ll be talking about my first efforts to understand relationships between music and tourism in Cuba. One of my overarching and ever-present questions is: what is “tourist music”?”
  • Lester Hu“Over the summer I spent some great time in various archives in Beijing and Taipei. Yet the most memorable parts are not the discoveries I made there but the following two ethical questions about which I would love to hear your insights: (1) how to globally position a project that involves multi-site archival research, and (2) the ethics of gaining access to sites or materials nominally off-limits.”
  • Laura Turner: I’ll talk about my engagement with communities of old-time musicians and aficionados in Mt Airy, North Carolina and England. 
  • Maria Perevedentseva: My talk will focus on two trips taken to Berlin this summer in order to explore the workings of the city’s electronic music scene. Particular attention will be paid to the Tresor 25 Years festival, the Berlin Atonal festival, and a handful of other clubbing institutions.


August 30, 2016
by Leitner

Autumn 2016 Schedule

EthNoise meets on Thursdays from 4.30-6pm in Goodspeed Hall 205, unless otherwise stated. Our schedule for Autumn 2016 is as follows:

  • September 29 (week 1): Introducing new UChicago Ethnomusicology faculty member Prof Jessica Baker.
  • October 6 (week 2): Reports from the field by PhD students Laura Turner, Hannah Rogers, Maria Perevedentseva, and Lester Hu.
  • October 20 (week 4): Society for Ethnomusicology conference presentations by PhD students Mili Leitner, Joe Maurer, and Ailsa Lipscombe.
  • October 27 (week 5): Society for Ethnomusicology conference presentations by PhD students Adrienne Alton-Gust and Evan Pensis.
  • November 17 (week 8): Guest speaker Prof Gabriel Solis, UIUC.
  • November 18 (week 8 – Friday 4pm): Guest speaker Prof Kimberly Cannady, Victoria University (New Zealand).
  • December 1 (week 10): Ameera Nimjee, PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology, presents a chapter from her dissertation.