Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021
07:30PM 08:30PM In What Language Does the Nightingale Sing?: School: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: Russian and East Asian Languages and CulturesMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: Confucius InstituteSpeaker/Presenter: Guangchen ChenEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://emory.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd--hqjsiGtyWYJmw0_QWlMtMRqQKLFdcContact Name: Maria SibauContact Email: maria.sibau@emory.edu"In What Language Does the Nightingale Sing? Sounding China in Stravinsky's The Nightengale"Is music really a universal language, or is it culturally specific?In the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s Andersen-inspired opera The Nightingale, the soundscape of China runs into conflict with that of nature, culminating in the singing contest between a real nightingale and amechanical one at the court of the Chinese emperor. This scenario entails two sets of questions: first, how do we represent nature musically?Second, what is nature? Is it benign, harmonious, and orderly, or indifferent,illegible, and even chaotic? Contrary to expectations, Stravinsky uses the moreconventional tonal music to represent the artificial bird, and the less "appealing"twelve-tone music for the natural bird. This talk will analyze the ostensibly counterintuitive choices Stravinsky makes by situating his modernist experimentwith tonal languages in the broader historical perspective of how Europe imagined China both sonically and philosophically.Registration is required at this link:emory.zoom.us… + Zoom Campus Events
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07:30PM 08:30PM In What Language Does the Nightingale Sing?: School: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: Russian and East Asian Languages and CulturesMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: Confucius InstituteSpeaker/Presenter: Guangchen ChenEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://emory.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd--hqjsiGtyWYJmw0_QWlMtMRqQKLFdcContact Name: Maria SibauContact Email: maria.sibau@emory.edu"In What Language Does the Nightingale Sing? Sounding China in Stravinsky's The Nightengale"Is music really a universal language, or is it culturally specific?In the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s Andersen-inspired opera The Nightingale, the soundscape of China runs into conflict with that of nature, culminating in the singing contest between a real nightingale and amechanical one at the court of the Chinese emperor. This scenario entails two sets of questions: first, how do we represent nature musically?Second, what is nature? Is it benign, harmonious, and orderly, or indifferent,illegible, and even chaotic? Contrary to expectations, Stravinsky uses the moreconventional tonal music to represent the artificial bird, and the less "appealing"twelve-tone music for the natural bird. This talk will analyze the ostensibly counterintuitive choices Stravinsky makes by situating his modernist experimentwith tonal languages in the broader historical perspective of how Europe imagined China both sonically and philosophically.Registration is required at this link:emory.zoom.us… + Zoom Campus Events
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