What are ‘eco-musicology’ and ‘eco-ethnomusicology’ and are they useful approaches to music?
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music proudly presents the widely published ethnomusicologist Professor Tony Seeger of the Department of Music, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Professor Tony Seeger is the 2013 Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music’s Visiting Scholar in Ethnomusicology and will be in residence in the School from the 13–17 November 2013.
Professor Seeger presented a public lecture: titled ‘What are ‘eco-musicology’ and ‘eco-ethnomusicology’ and are they useful approaches to music’ on Thursday 14 November from 7.00-8.30pm in the Music Auditorium at Clayton Campus. While at Monash he also worked with graduate students on their research projects and work with the School’s ethnomusicologists who run the School of Music Music Archive, newly relocated on the 4th Floor of the Menzies Building.
Recently Professor Seeger accepted the appointment of Adjunct Professor in the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music at Monash University.
About Professor Seeger
Anthony Seeger is Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology, Emeritus, at the University of California at Los Angeles and Honorary Adjunct Professor in Ethnomusicology at Monash University. His research has focused on the music of the Indigenous peoples of Brazil and on audiovisual archiving and the music industry. He has served as the President of the Society of Ethnomusicology and the International Council for Traditional Music, as well as on many advisory boards and is the author or editor of six books and over 150 articles and book chapters.
In addition to his extraordinarily broad and deep academic and scholarly achievements, Professor Seeger is a leading figure in what might be called ‘public ethnomusicology’.
He directed an ethnographic museum in Brazil, the large archive of traditional sound recordings at Indiana University and UCLA, and the Smithsonian Folkways recording company in Washington, DC, where he was the executive producer of hundreds of recordings of traditional music from around the world.
He was also President of the International Council of Traditional Music for several years and very active on the international ethnomusicological front generally.
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