Visiting Scholar Dr. Ellen Koskoff

Come check out visiting scholar Ellen Koskoff! It’s going to be an excellent presentation 🙂

Society for Musicology

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Ellen Koskoff, Professor of Ethnomusicology at Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester, to our campus next week! She will be giving a lecture titled “Re-entering, Reconnecting, Rehearsing, and Reconstructing:
Fieldwork After Sixty” in the Longmire Recital Hall at 4 pm.
A reception will follow.

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Abstract: From June, 2007 until May, 2008, I lived in Bali Indonesia, conducting fieldwork in a small community (banjar), where I played with a local gamelan angklung group for Balinese Hindu cremations. Today, I share some of the unexpected surprises I encountered there. I’ll set some scenes and read some entries from my (un-edited) diary, so that you can hear a more direct voice, one that was often struggling with existential questions, like life and death, childhood and old age, and changing gender identites. Structured in four sections, this talk addresses fieldwork as an opportunity to confront and grapple…

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