a public event
Fowler OutSpoken with Steven Feld
Disruption and Fool's Play: Carnival Bells in Greece and Italy
Sunday, January 15, 2006
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Please join us this weekend for the following free event in conjunction with iCarnaval!
Since the Middle Ages, bells in Europe have symbolized authority and control. Noted ethnomusicologist and MacArthur Fellow Steven Feld will explore how bells in Carnival act as agents of chaos and subversion. A rousing performance by the popular UCLA Balkan Music Ensemble follows the lecture.
About Steven Feld:
Steven Feld is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music at the University of New Mexico, and Professor of World Music at the Grieg Academy of Music, University of Bergen, Norway. In 1991 he received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and in 1994 was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A 2003-4 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, he was also named in 2003 as the 15th recipient of the Koizumi Fumio Prize for Ethnomusicology, an award for career achievement in the field.
Feld's academic research principally concerns the anthropology of sound and voice, incorporating studies in linguistics, music, acoustics and ecology. Since the mid-1970s he has studied the sound world of the Bosavi rainforest region in Papua New Guinea. His current projects are a five CD-DVD project on the global ecology and culture of bells, and a study of the impact of John Coltrane and avant-garde jazz on the music of West Africa.
His books include Sound and Sentiment, Music Grooves, Senses of Place, Bosavi-English-Tok Pisin Dictionary, and most recently, Jean Rouch: Ciné-Ethnography.
His CD recordings include Voices of the Rainforest, Rainforest Soundwalks, Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papua New Guinea, Bells and Winter Festivals of Greek Macedonia, and the first CDs on his VoxLox label, Iraqi Music in A Time of War: Rahim AlHaj in New York and The Time of Bells volumes 1, 2, and 3.
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