Lecture: Songs Also Wander: Itineraries, Interpretations, and the Density of Experience (Speaker- DJ Hatfield)
Time: 4/21 (Fri.) 15:30
April 16, 2023
CONVERSATIONS WITH INDIGENOUS MUSIC AND DANCE
Curator：Dr. DJ Hatfield (Associate Professor)
Time: 2023/4/21 (Fri.) 17:30
Location: Lesuye Bld. R105
Speaker: DJ Hatfield (Associate Professor)
Topic: Songs Also Wander: Itineraries, Interpretations, and the Density of Experience
This talk follows the itinerary of songs as they wander. Looking first at the example of how a popular Japanese song of the 1940s became a Hopi buffalo dance song, I employ DenaIna musicologist Jessica Bisset-Perea’s notion of “density” to explore the ways that songs undergo reinterpretation while maintaining traces of their origins as they travel. I then turn to examples from Indigenous Taiwan. What might “songs that wander” show us about relationships among musics, affect, and dense historical experiences?
*This event will be hosted in English and Chinese.