Ethnomusicology Forum

Spring 2021

Formulating Difference in Modal Music: The Analysis of Emplacement within Andalusian Music in Tunisia (Jared Holton)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 3:30-5 pm PDT | Virtual Event
Zoom link: tinyurl.com/EthnoSP21 | Meeting ID: 880 4630 7897 | Passcode: 3m867k
As part of the UC Santa Barbara Ethnomusicology Forum's UCSB ABD Graduate Student Series, UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Jared Holton will present a lecture titled "Formulating Difference in Modal Music: The Analysis of Emplacement within Andalusian Music in Tunisia." The music of al-Andalus, or medieval Muslim Spain, contributes significantly to the sense of cultural heritage and identity for many people and constitutes one of the oldest living music traditions in the world. In this talk, Holton will explore the process Tunisians undertake in transcribing social and cultural difference within musical structure in order to mobilize meaning.