Music and Socialism will look at how music and socialism have been articulated at various historical and sociopolitical junctures.
Friday 7-Saturday 8 July 2017
Arts Centre, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Accommodation is available at the Orchard Hotel and in various halls at the University of Nottingham.
The cost for the conference is £35. Registration closes 1 July.
Click here to register
'Music and Socialism: Past, Present and Future', Eric Drott (University of Texas at Austin)
Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this conference will examine how music and socialism have been articulated at various historical and sociopolitical junctures, focusing on how composers and musicians have voiced their political engagement since 1917. The rise of Occupy, Podemos, Syriza, Bernie Sanders, and Corbynism for many indicate the emergence of twenty-first century socialism, but despite this renewed interest, the concept continues to receive little attention in musicological discourse.
The aim of this conference is to open up a dialogue between the creative and transformative inroads that socialism has made through music over the last 100 years, and the more adverse appropriation of music and socialist ideology by totalitarian regimes. The conference will generate a more global understanding of socialism as an impulse that resonates beyond the Cold-War polarisation, and across many different cultures, societies and political systems.
Find out how to get to University Park
Visit Nottingham tourist information
Download the conference programme
The University of NottinghamRoom number, Building nameCampus
Town, Post code
telephone: +44 (0) 115 000 0000
fax: +44 (0) 115 000 0000
Connect with the University of Nottingham through social media and our blogs.
Campus maps | More contact information | Jobs
Browser does not support script.