Exchange, Appreciation, Appropriation, or Assimilation?
to Oct 29

Exchange, Appreciation, Appropriation, or Assimilation?

What is cultural appropriation? How is it different from cultural appreciation? Madison Public Philosophy and musicians of Sound Out Loud are teaming up to present an interactive discussion that addresses these questions and more. The discussion will be held three times: Monday, October 23 at 7:00 PM at Lathrop Hall (1002 University Avenue); Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 PM at the American Family Insurance's DreamBank (1 N. Pinckney Street); and Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 PM at the Arts + Literature Laboratory (2021 Winnebago Street).

Audience members will hear live music performed by Sound Out Loud accompanied by historical analysis from UW-Madison musicologist Andrea Fowler. After the performances, Madison Public Philosophy will lead a discussion about the examples. The audience will work together to determine which of the following categories the examples fall into: exchange, appropriation, appreciation, and assimilation.

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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SOL @ The Union Terrace
5:00 PM17:00

SOL @ The Union Terrace

SOL at the beautiful Union Terrace on the 13th. A shorter, fun set! Completely FREE. 

Philip Glass, "Etude No. 2", arranged for flute/piano
Christos Hatzis, "Arctic Dreams" for flute/perc/electronics
John Luther Adams, "Red Arc/Blue Veil" for perc/piano/electronics
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly, "Mercury," arranged for flute/perc/piano


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Encore Performance of Pierrot Lunaire
6:30 PM18:30

Encore Performance of Pierrot Lunaire

Join us on the full moon, May 10....

Sound Out Loud will, again, perform Schoenberg's expressionistic masterpiece, which features poetry that details the ravings of a lunatic clown. The group will feature UW vocal faculty member Mimmi Fulmer. 

Pierrot Lunaire is in music what Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is to painting or James’ Joyce’s Ulyssses is to literature. These three revolutionary works, written in the first decades of the 20th century, have completely redefined the accepted aesthetic standards of their time and opened wide new paths to artistic creation.

American soprano Mimmi Fulmer first performed "Pierrot lunaire" in 1978 at the famed Tanglewood Music Festival. Sound Out Loud is thrilled to be hosting this encore performance under the guidance of such an experienced & knowledgeable performer of the work. Brief remarks about the work will begin the performance. 

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