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College-Conservatory of Music
Lecture-recital: Music as an Instrument of Negotiation between Cultural Identities
The Case of Native American Music According to Louis W. Ballard and Alberto E. Ginastera
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College-Conservatory of Music, 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
About the event
Even in a globalized world, contrasts between ethnicities and cultural identities still provoke social tensions. Can art music play a positive role in this scenario? Is music a language capable of interpreting the evolution of cultural identities and functioning as an intermediary in the negotiation between ethnicities? I believe it is, and that there are many underrated examples showing this. As a case study, I consider Louis Ballard and Alberto Ginastera among the composers who worked in this direction in the last fifty years.
· Introduction and thesis.
· Semantic analysis of the Native American music in Ballard’s Preludes, and their interaction with atonality, with examples at the piano.
· Performance of Louis Ballard’s Four American Indian Piano Preludes.
· Semantic analysis of the Indigenous music in the Sonata, and its interaction with the Criolla music and with atonality, with examples at the piano.
· Performance of Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata no. 2 op. 53.
· Comparative considerations, and conclusion.