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Saturday, April 16 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Instrumental Voices
Kyle DeCoste, “From Object to Subject: New Orleans Brass Bands, Gender, and the Liberated Voice”
Banning Eyre, “Guitar Voices of Africa: A Quest for Originality”
Will Fulton, “‘Sounds Human Ears Have Never Heard’: Michael Jackson’s Vocal Composition and the Beatbox Collective”
Tamar Sella, “The Instrumental Jazz Voice: Politics and Theories of Vocal Technology”

Moderators
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Christine Bacareza Balance

Christine Bacareza Balance is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. Her writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, Glee’s karaoke aesthetics, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan have been published in Women and Performance: a feminist journal, Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS), and Theatre Journal. Balance is one-eighth of the New York-based indie rock band... Read More →

Speakers
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Kyle DeCoste

Kyle DeCoste is an ethnomusicologist from Canada who lives and works in New Orleans. He holds an MA in Musicology from Tulane University, where his research examined the New Orleans brass band scene through a Black feminist lens. He is a staff contributor for the Society for Ethnomusicology’s SEM Student News and is an active organizational member of the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO). “From Object to Subject... Read More →
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Banning Eyre

Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, radio producer, journalist, photographer, and producer for the Peabody Award-winning public radio series Afropop Worldwide. His work has taken him to over 15 African countries to research local music, especially guitar styles. He comments on world music for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has published four books, the most recent book being Lion Songs, Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe... Read More →
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Will Fulton

Will Fulton is an Assistant Professor of Music at LaGuardia Community College. He has contributed articles to The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, American Music Review, the Grove Dictionary of American Music, and is co-author of a forthcoming 33 1/3 volume on Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night. Will is a record producer and former A&R Director for Profile Records. He is a PhD Candidate in Musicology at the City... Read More →
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Tamar Sella

Tamar Sella is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Harvard University. She holds a BA in music from UC Berkeley. Her research interests include transnational music scenes and global circulation in contemporary jazz; theories of the voice and vocality; notions of vocality and instrumentality in contemporary jazz; relationships between musical aesthetics and politics of gender and race in jazz. Tamar is also a singer, and is currently the... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm
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