Byron Dueck (Senior Lecturer in Music) will give talks on his most recent research at the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago during the coming fortnight. He will present ‘The Social Life of Chords’ at the University of Oxford’s Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies on Thursday 26 January at 5 pm (the Barn, St John’s College). Chicagoans can hear the same presentation at EthNoise! The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop the following week, on Thursday 2 February at 4:30 pm (Goodspeed Hall 205).
These talks follow a related presentation on the Research Seminar Series in the Department of Music at the University of Birmingham on 18 January. Dueck’s lectures look at uses of western common-practice harmony in two sites where it was introduced in the context of colonialism, one in Canada, the other in Cameroon.