Colloquium: Jaume Ayats i Abeyà
|When||May 04, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM |
|Where||Fulton Hall |
|Contact Information||Music Department |
|Description||Jaume Ayats i Abeyà, Joan Coromins Visiting Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures presents Singing Together: Community Building in Contemporary Catalonia. |
Multipart Singing has historically been an experiential way of building social groups. In Catalonia—among Mediterranean Latin countries—, “cantar a veus” (singing together) has been one of the most important social activities from the 16th century until 21st century: Multipart Singing has articulated a large part of association and shared community life, especially since the mid 19th century. A historical overview with audio and video examples allows us to discover social singing situation such processions and church celebrations, tavern singers and the choir societies over a century. Historical change also allows us to understand the transformation of social and emotional frameworks, at the same time as the changes of social values.
Jaume Ayats, ethnomusicologist and violinist, completed his PhD at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1997) and received a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris (1992). He has taught Ethnomusicology at the UAB since 1998 and for the past six years has held the position of the director of the Museu de la Música de Barcelona. Dr. Ayats has undertaken fieldwork around Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Valencia, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Northern Italy, France, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia and Crete, and has taken part as an ethnomusicologist in a French-Venezuelan project on the Pumé culture. He has published articles in several French, English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian journals and is the author of many books as well as editor of some CDs and DVDs on Folk Music (Fonoteca de la Generalitat Valenciana, Fonoteca de Música Tradicional Catalana and Consell de Mallorca). He was awarded the National Catalan Culture Prize from the Catalan Government in 2012.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
A reception will follow.
|Categories||Conferences/Lectures, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Arts, Staff, Graduate Students |
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