Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology: Ana Alonso-Minutti
Ana Alonso-Minutti, associate professor of musicology at the University of New Mexico, presents her lecture series titled "Decolonial Noising."
Noise, when used as a noun, is a word that commonly refers to an unwanted, unpleasant or disruptive sound. Noise, when used as a verb, alludes to the act of making noise, to cry out, or to report. Here I use the verb “to noise” to describe cultural expressive practices rooted in pensamientos fronterizos (border thinking) that embody turmoil toward social change. Noising is an epistemology of the body. It appeals to that which is felt, not just what is seen or heard. Noising is neither neutral nor passive. It adopts a personal and political position. In this presentation, I focus on the work of new Mexican women-identified creators who use noise both as a sonic medium and as a decolonial strategy to counteract discriminatory and oppressive norms. This event is free and open to the public.
This talk is made possible by the Haines Morris Endowment, The Shirley R. Ford Memorial Fund, and the School of Music. Part of a series of lectures on music, sound studies, and the environment: new perspectives in changing landscapes.
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Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 3:30pm
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Room 068
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996