Environmental Narratives in Mongolian Sound Worlds

Conference/Symposium | February 3 | 1-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Cal State University East Bay, Department of Music

Urbanization, globalization, and climate change have had a powerful effect on the ways Mongolians and Inner Mongolians relate to their environment, and this is transforming many of their cultural forms. This conference seeks to increase awareness of the relationships been musical expression and the ecological, economic and political issues impacting residents in different ethnic groups in both rural and urban Mongolia.

A Keynote Address by Erdene Luvsannorov will be followed by performances of Mongolian music and singing.

A workshop on Mongolian music will be held on Saturday, February 4. Registration required and enrollment limited; preference will be given to UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay students with current ID. For details and registration information, see http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ieas.html?event_ID=104661.

This symposium and workshop follow a concert, "Music and Song from Mongolia," to be held at Cal State University East Bay, 7:30 PM in Room MB1055.

Speakers and Performers:

Andrew Colwell, Wesleyan University
Charlotte D’Evelyn, Marymount Loyola University
Erdene Luvsannorov, Inner Mongolian University of Art, Huhhot, China
Peter Marsh, Cal State East Bay
Jennifer Post, University of Arizona
Tamir Hargana, Mongolian Musician
Urtaa Gantulga, Mongolian Musician
Dimitri Staszewski, mongolmusicarchive.com
Sunmin Yoon, University of Delaware

 ieas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-2809