Keisuke Yamada (Ph.D. Cand., Ethnomus.) publishes peer-reviewed article

Keisuke Yamada (Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology) has just published a peer-reviewed article in the distinguished journal "Ethnomusicology Forum." The title of the article is "Shamisen skin on the verge of extinction: musical sustainability and non-scalability of cultural loss". Please see the following link: Ethnomusicology Forum.

Juan Castrillon (Ph.D. Cand., Ethnomus.) elected as SALSA Board member

 Juan Castrillon has been elected Board member of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America. SALSA is a professional association for anthropologists specializing in lowland regions of South America (the Amazon, Orinoco, and Rio de la Plata river basins and adjacent areas). Congratulations, Juan!

Three talks coming up in early February:

Olivia Bloechl (T, 6th), John Harbison (W, 7th), Nicola Scaldaferri (F, 9th)For the details of the three events please see the semester calendar at:/colloquia/about-our-colloquia-series

Check out the newly revamped website of the Music Library!

Four final concerts in Daedalus Quartet's Beethoven cycle at Penn

In a Philadelphia first, the Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence, performs the 16 masterpieces that make up Beethoven’s quartet cycle, all in a single season. The four final performances are: Sunday, February 4 @ 3 PM Annenberg Center “After this, what’s left to write?” Staged reading of Opus by Michael Hollinger Discussion with the playwright and Penn Theatre Arts Program Professor, Marcia Ferguson Quartet no. 14 in C# minor, Op 131

Colloquia calendar for the spring semester

Please go to:/colloquia/about-our-colloquia-series This calendar will be updated as new events are added (bookmark it!).

Documentary Film Screening on Wed. *Jan. 17* at 6:45 pm! "Sakthi Vibrations" (Zoe Sherinian)

New Documentary Film Screening on January 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m., by esteemed ethnomusicologist Zoe Sherinian (University of Oklahoma) Where: The Lerner Center (Music Building), 201 S. 34th St. (near Walnut)Room 102 (ground floor) Abstract

14 November Colloquium: Julie Napolin (The New School) on "Narrative Acoustics"

 Abstract:"If there is a space of thinking, either real or virtual, then within it there must also be sound, for all sound seeks its expression as vibration in the medium of space,” writes Bill Viola. We think of narrative as being with “space”  and, while we understand literature as being with a poetics and rhetoric, we do not ask after its acoustics. What, then, is narrative acoustics? In a triple gesture, it is the making of narrative space by sound, the virtual hearing of sounds in narrative and intertextual space, and the narrative of sonic change.