20th Century Global Art Song: Hybridity, Multiplicity, Interculturality
Thursday, 14/03/2024 / 09:30 AM / Freiburg University of Music, Chamber Music Hall
International Symposium from March 14 to 16, 2024.
The symposium deals with 20th century art songs accompanied by piano from formerly colonized and neighboring regions. It focuses on recent discoveries in archives in conjunction with a decolonizing approach to scholarship that will transform our knowledge of 20th century global art music. The song unites text and music on an intimate level, revealing personal and local concerns. Music composed in the shadow of colonialism, however, runs the risk of being lost in new nationalist narratives despite its artistic significance. This symposium explores this challenge.
EN // The symposium explores 20th-century piano-accompanied songs (Kunstlieder) from former colonized and colonial-adjacent regions. It focuses on recent archival discoveries, coupled with a decolonizing approach to scholarship, which will transform our knowledge of 20th-century global art music. Song unites text and music on an intimate scale, revealing personal and local concerns. However, music composed under the shadow of colonialism risks being lost to new nationalist narratives, despite its artistic significance. This symposium addresses that challenge.
Key dates (the detailed program is in progress):
Thursday, March 14, 2024:
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Start of the symposium in the Chamber Music Hall
Friday, March 15, 2024:
10:00 - 17:00 Symposium in the Chamber Music Hall
19:00 Concert with Julian Prégardien and Neus Estarellas at the Theater Freiburg
Saturday, March 16, 2024:
10:00 - 16:30 Symposium in the Chamber Music Hall
Prof. Dr. Natasha Loges (congress management n.loges(at)mh-freiburg(dot)de)
Paul Ebert (congress management contact(at)paulebert(dot)de)
Participation in the symposium is free of charge.
With the kind support of the Hampsong Foundation.
In cooperation with the International Hugo Wolf Academy Stuttgart.
Logo (c) Noah Ruoff