Програма академiчних обмiнiв iменi Фулбрайта в Українi

19 червня 2019

A lecture "Music, Gender, and Sexuality: The History of a Theme in North American Ethnomusicology" by Maria Sonevytsky

A lecture "Music, Gender, and Sexuality: The History of a Theme in North American Ethnomusicology" by Maria Sonevytsky

The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to a lecture "Music, Gender, and Sexuality: The History of a Theme in North American Ethnomusicology" by Maria Sonevytsky, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Fulbright Office (20 Esplanadna Street, Suite 904, M "Palats Sportu", Kyiv).

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How do scholars of music address questions about gender, sexuality, and the body? And why did ethnomusicology come relatively late to questions emanating from feminist and queer theory? This lecture will provide some historical background on North American approaches to the study of music from an ethnomusicological perspective, and address how ethnomusicologists in the North American academy have approached gender and sexuality in recent decades. Among the examples given will be Professor Sonevytsky's own work that develops themes of gender and sexuality in twenty-first century Ukrainian popular music.

Maria Sonevytsky is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book, Wild Music: Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine will be published by Wesleyan University Press in October of 2019. www.mariasonevytsky.com

Professor Sonevytsky's research focuses primarily on post-Soviet Ukraine, where she has investigated topics such as discourses of sovereignty and "wildness" in post-Soviet Ukrainian popular music, folklore revivals after state socialism, and the effects of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster on the revival of rural musical repertoires. In 2015, Smithsonian Folkways released "The Chornobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World," which she produced and developed in collaboration with Professor Yevhen Yefremov (Kyiv Academy of Music), the Yara Arts Group, and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

A secondary area of interest is in critical organology, on the social life of musical instruments and how they inform the aesthetic and political choices musicians make.

Professor Sonevytsky received her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Columbia University in 2012. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and Columbia. Before moving to Berkeley, she was an Assistant Professor at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY from 2014-2018.

A performer in many genres, Sonevytsky sings and has been known to play the accordion.

http://music.berkeley.edu/people/maria-sonevytsky/

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