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Talk: Music, Modernity and Socialist Ideology—Sounding Utopia in the GDR

Event Details

June 26, 2018
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Old Chapel

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Elaine Kelly from the University of Edinburgh will present the key figures, styles and trends characterizing East German musical culture. It will further explore how cultural ideology was constructed and interpreted, and then discuss the constructs of progress and modernity encoded in GDR composition and performance.