Performing Capitalism and Neoliberalism

Friday, Feb 26, 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

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.

Panelists: Catherine Provenzano (UCLA), Izabela Wagner (Collegium Civitas Cooperative University in Warsaw), John Pippen (Colorado State University), Mina Yang (Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute)
Co-Respondents: Tim Taylor (UCLA), Anna Morcom (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).

For more information and the full schedule, or for tickets, please see Music Performance Studies Today

Series events:

Anti-Blackness in Western Classical Music

On Beethoven, Blackness, and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic

The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing

21st-Century Pianism: Retrospection, New Directions, and Interpretative Communities

Methods in Music Performance Studies

Performance, Gestures, Electronics