The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing

Monday, Mar 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Musician with neon instruments. credit: Unsplash, Spencer Imbrock

Part of the Music Performance Studies Today Series

Image credit: Unsplash, Spencer Imbrock

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?

Panelists: Elisabeth Le Guin (UCLA), Ryan Shiotsuki (Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona), Nina Eidsheim (UCLA), Andrea Moore (Smith College)
Co-Respondents: Elizabeth Upton (UCLA), Mark Kligman (UCLA)

Presented by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the UCLA Music Library, in collaboration with co-organizers Pheaross Graham (UCLA) and Farrah O’Shea (UCLA).

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