Mon, Apr 03|
Arts Complex - MGA
Lecture-recital at Middle Georgia State University
Ombaska. Composers of Native American Music against cultural stereotypes.
Time & Location
Apr 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Arts Complex - MGA, 100 University Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206, USA
About the event
Can art-music play a significant role as a mediator in a multicultural, globalized society? How can it help crumble stereotypes and avoid cultural misappropriation of the Native American cultures? As a case-study, this event will explore the fusion of European contemporary classical music techniques and Native American music idioms in the works of Louis Ballard and Alberto Ginastera, as examples of a significant, bias-free, and sincere cultural exchange.
The lecture-recital will put the two composers and their works in context; it will include a piano performance and a musical-semantic analysis of selected pieces, as well as the audience’s participation in interactive activities.