Colloque – « Diversity & Belonging. Unsung Keyboard Stories » – 26-30 janvier 2022

Colloque « Diversity & Belonging. Unsung Keyboard Stories », University of Michigan et en ligne, 26-30 janvier 2022

Organisateurs : The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies & the University of Michigan. 

« The historical variety of the keyboard’s many interfaces—ranging across the organ, clavichord, harpsichord, carillon, piano, and their electronic descendants—offers multiple pathways to explore the unsung stories of musical artists who have been ignored or discounted. The Westfield Center and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in partnership with the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards, the Sphinx Organization, the African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, and the Michigan Theatre welcome you to an in-person and online dialogue among keyboard scholars, performers, and instrument makers to expand and redefine the history of what it means to #LookLikeAKeyboardist.

Our communities face crises of diversity and belonging, racial violence, sexual and gender harassment, and other forms of bigotry in both old and new forms. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these tensions and complicated our responses; at the same time, it has ushered in a new paradigm of virtual connection and digital presence that enables an unprecedented degree of inclusivity. Schools of music, concert halls, and cultural institutions around the world are questioning long histories of exclusion, and artists are newly empowered to recover and amplify the voices of historically marginalized groups. »

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ISSN : 2368-7061
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