2009 >> Guest Lecture Bruno Nettl

 

Bruno Nettl suggested the following titles for his two presentations in Vienna.

1) "Abiding Issues in the Study of American Indian music."

2) ETHNOMUSIKOLOGIE VON Y2K GESEHEN: ZUR GESCHICHTE UNSERES FACHS.
About aspects of the history of ethnomusicology, seeing it as a set of paradigm shifts and minor revolutions

SOME ABIDING ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC

This talk touches upon and illustrates three problems that have been of interest to students of Native American music since the beginnings of ethnomusicological study. Each is interpreted with material from the speaker’s personal experience. The first, involving the study and interpretation of rhythm, particularly as it is related to form, is illustrated with an Arapaho Wolf Dance song and a Peyote song of the Kiowa. The second, involving Native American conceptions of the origin of music and of songs, is illustrated with a central myth of the Blackfoot people. The example for a third issue, involving authenticity, is the reconstruction of the history of one interculturally known song through the second half of the twentieth century.

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Begin: 14:30

Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn-Saal
an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien,
3., Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1