Conférence de prestige de Huib Schippers, professeur invité à UCLA, « Sound futures. Why some music practices thrive, many struggle, and others disappear », UCLA et en ligne, 7 novembre 2022.
« It is tempting to think that the best music will survive, as it will be supported by audiences, funding bodies, and public authorities. But the realities of music vitality and sustainability worldwide as we can observe it are infinitely more complex and fascinating. In this lecture, UCLA Regents’ Professor Huib Schippers will explore the concept of cultural ecosystems: the idea that a complex of—mostly non-musical—forces determines the sustainability of any music practice, whether fringe or mainstream, from West or East, community-based or widely mediated, despised by many or loved by all. In doing so, he presents some striking insights into the resilience of music practices as far apart as European opera and Australian Indigenous songs, Ghanaian Ewe drum-dance and Indian classical music, Vietnamese ca tru and Balinese gamelan, and both praises and critiques the influential 2003 UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as it pertains to music. »
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