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2023 THEME lecture series kicks off on October 6

Submitted by Joanne De Pue on September 27, 2023 - 3:44pm

Jennifer Iverson, Associate Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, presents “Porous Instruments: Synthesizers and the Circulation of Cultural Value,” on Friday, Oct. 6 in the first talk of the School of Music's 2023 THEME lecture series.

THEME, an annual colloquium of UW faculty and students of Theory, History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Education, is held on select Friday afternoons during Autumn Quarter.   

All talks are at 4:30 p.m in the School of Music Fishbowl unless otherwise noted. Admission is free. 

2023 THEME Lecture Series

October 6: Jennifer Iverson, University of Chicago: “Porous Instruments: Synthesizers and the Circulation of Cultural Value” 

October 13: Christopher Roberts, University of Washington: “Global Music Cultures in K-12 Settings: Contemporary Considerations” 

November 3: Juan Diego Diaz, University of California, Davis: “Our Ṣàngó is from Brazil: Religious and Musical Resonances of Brazil’s Diaspora in Ghana”

November 17, 5 pm: Mark Burford, Reed College: “Performing Preservation: White Women’s Voices and Old South Black Song,” 

December 1: John-Carlos Perea, University of Washington:  “Traditioning Witchi Tai To: Jim Pepper, Don Cherry, and American Indian Ways of Improvising,” 

Visit the links above for details of each talk.