Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology: Ana M. Ochoa Gautier

Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures in Musicology: Ana M. Ochoa Gautier
Date and Time
Monday March 15th, 2021
12:30 - 2:00pm
online | Zoom (registration required)
About this event

In this free lecture sponsored by Matters of Voice and the Department of Music, Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier (Columbia University) will discuss vocal immunity. The presentation will be anchored on two chapters from her book Aurality, Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia (Duke University Press, 2014). This book explores how listening has been central to the production of notions of language, music, voice, and sound in determining the politics of life within the context of 19th-century Latin America. 

Matters of Voice Graduate Student Coordinator María Gloria Robalino will offer a response following the presentation. 

Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music, and faculty member at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. Her recent book, Aurality, Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia (Duke University Press, 2014) was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology.  She is also the author of Músicas locales en tiempos de globalización (Buenos Aires: Norma 2003) and Entre los Deseos y los Derechos: Un Ensayo Crítico sobre Políticas Culturales (Bogotá: Ministerio de cultura, 2003).  She writes on music and cultural policy, forced silence and armed conflict, and genealogies of listening and sound in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her current projects explore the bioacoustics of life and death in colonial histories of the Americas. She has been a Distinguished Greenleaf Scholar in Residence at Tulane University (2016) and a Guggenheim Fellow (2007-08). She has served on the advisory boards of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, the Démos project at the Cité de la Musique - Philharmonie de Paris, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

The Ron Alexander Memorial Lectures, founded in 1991 in memory of Ronald James Alexander (1961–90), is a quarterly series of scholarly presentations by top scholars in musicology and ethnomusicology from around the world. 

Registration is required for this Zoom session.

Event Sponsor
Department of Music