THE 2021 MMRC LECTURE


Queering Identity in Music: Perspectives from Ethnomusicology

Contesting fixed conceptions of identity increasingly informs political activism among several marginalized communities in Europe and beyond. Such approaches to activism challenge political struggles that are based on more traditional notions of identity. These developments are also operative in a range of musical practices. Drawing on examples from the LGBTQ+ community and minority communities in India, the 2021 MMRC Lecture sheds light on the relevance as well as the challenges of queering identity for minority studies and minority politics by bringing together scholarly, activist, and artistic viewpoints.



Program

Voguing performance:
Kiki House of DIVE

Opening:
Ulrike Sych, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Introduction:
Ursula Hemetek, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Choral Activism, LGBTQ+ Rights, Queering Identity in 21st Century Europe
Thomas Hilder, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Does Identity Politics Unite or Divide us? Reflections on Social Justice and its Theorisations in Music Studies
Rasika Ajotikar, SOAS University of London

Panel discussion:
Chaired by Ursula Hemetek, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Voguing performance:
Kiki House of DIVE

Time:
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 19:00 (CET)

Location:
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Joseph Haydn Hall
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Vienna, Austria

and via Zoom and live stream.



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