Race and Empire in Global Music History

March 30, 2018 (All day) to March 31, 2018 (All day)

"Race and Empire in Global Music History", Conference co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Music, University of Pittsburgh

How did race and colonial projects influence musical life around the world in the early modern era? How did sound, song, and the sense people made of it affect their relationships to people, places, and powers, both near and far away? This two-day symposium brings together an international group of scholars and scholar-artists whose work converges on these and related questions.

Distinguished historian and librettist Edda Fields- Black (Carnegie Mellon University) delivers a keynote address on “Casop: A Requiem for Rice,” a new requiem that Fields-Black has co-created. The symposium also includes a roundtable discussion exploring Walter Mignolo’s concept of “coloniality/
modernity” as a framework for music history, featuring Mignolo (Duke University) as an honorary respondent. For program information, visit music.pitt.edu/regmh.