[Local events] FWD: Steven Feld at UO, May 18-22

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Fri May 8 12:05:30 PDT 2009


Five free film showings and lectures by

Steven Feld

Trotter Visiting Professor, Univerisity of Oregon
Distinguished Professor of Anthopology and Music, University of New Mexico

May 18 - 22. Free and open to the public; all events at University of 
Oregon.


Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm
221 McKenzie
Film showing and discussion:
"Hallelujah!" from the trilogy "Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra (Ghana)"

Legendary drummer Ghanaba and the Winneba Youth Choir perform their 
unique talking drums interpretation of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus; plus 
a conversation with Ghanaba about Africa, jazz, and European music.


Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm
221 McKenzie
Film showing and discussion:
"Accra Trane Station"from the trilogy "Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra 
(Ghana)"

Nii Noi Nortey (Ghanaian musician, afrifone instrument inventor, and 
sculptor) and the African legacy of John Coltrane.


Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 pm
221 McKenzie
Film showing and discussion:
"Por Por" from the trilogy "Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra (Ghana)"

How a union of transport workers invented a funeral music from antique 
klaxon car horns, with resonances of swing, bebop, and the New Orleans 
jazz funeral.


Thursday, May 21, 1:00 pm
Student Forum. Beall Concert Hall.
Lecture: "Acoustic Ecology of Bells and Birds"

The significance of bell and bird sounds in Papua New Guinea and six 
European countries.


Friday, May 22, 3:15 pm
Proctor 41, Knight Library
Lecture: "Schizophonia and its Discontents: Revisiting Brian Eno & David 
Byrne's 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts'."

Issues of free speech and censorship in the creative work of pop stars 
David Byrne and Brian Eno.


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Mark Levy
Instructor of Ethnomusicology
School of Music and Dance
1225 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403
U.S.A.

email: mlevy at uoregon.edu
office phone: 541-346-2852
fax: 541-346-0723
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