[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 

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 

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.

Mark Levy
Instructor of Ethnomusicology
School of Music and Dance
1225 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403

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

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