2020 Words on Music Ethnomusicology Talk featuring Professor Bonnie C. Wade

February 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Rm 8, Music Department Add to Calendar

The Ethnomusicology Association (EMA) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is proud to announce Professor Bonnie C. Wade, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, as our 2020 Words on Music speaker.

Imaging Sound: An Ethnomusicological Exploration of Music and Art in the Mughal Period of Indian History

Illustrated by miniature paintings produced for early Mughal period sovereigns (16th and 17th centuries), this talk explores the use of art and music in the exercise of power, while also providing a rare source for the documentation of the history of music in North India.

In 1975-76 Professor Wade joined the University of California, Berkeley as the first woman professor in the Department of Music and the first ethnomusicologist. She quickly established instruction in Asian musics and a graduate program. As a teacher, she has authored three textbooks and co-general edited the Global Music Series (27 volumes) for Oxford University Press.

Prof. Wade served on the Directorium of the International Musicological Society, as Vice-President of the American Musicological Society, and President of the Society for Ethnomusicology. As a scholar she devoted three periods of fourteen years each to three very different projects that resulted in Khyal: Creativity Within North India's Classical Musical Tradition (Cambridge University Press 1984), Imaging Sound: An Ethnomusicological Study of Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India (University of Chicago Press 1998); and Composing Japanese Musical Modernity (University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Looking forward to seeing you!

Event Sponsor
Music Department, Center for Japanese Studies, SAPFB, Mānoa Campus

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emauhm@hawaii.edu, (650) 448-7278

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