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Musical Indianism: Reassessing the Archive

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A Newberry Colloquium
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm, presentation begins at 4 pm

2 West

Victoria Clarke, PhD Candidate in Musicology, University of Virginia
Open to the Public
Newberry Colloquium

The term “Indianist” refers to music in the early 20th century that was inspired American Indian music, or directly quoted ethnographic transcriptions of American Indian song. Torie Clark discusses how to reread the archival sources used in Indianist scholarship and how to expand that archive to refocus the movement on indigenous labor and the music’s effect on American Indian communities. She includes examples from her research on the Edward Ayer collection on musical ethnography and American Indian life.

Cost and Registration Information 

Colloquium is free and open to the public