This talk addresses current flashpoints around different/conflicting projections on decolonial music initiatives around the world, including conversational fronts (or battlefronts in some cases) in multiple, intersectional contexts. Is decolonisation a ‘trend’, or here to stay? Can we keep Beethoven and Berio alongside Balinese gamelan and B.B. King? (But of course, yes). How will it happen alongside Gen Z concerns about climate change, mental health and precarity? Is musical decolonisation an anglophone-centric debate? What does it mean for people in the Global South, and increasingly also in affluent East Asia, whose representatives engage with the ‘West’ often wanting to consume the ‘canon’? Specific to Singapore, what might this mean for 'Malay musics' as Indigenous music? Is decolonisation the ‘new’ new musicology, or do we call it Global Music History/ies now? Where do transnational and transcultural conversations lie amidst personal and institutional reckonings of class/academic/musical privilege? And what has music or sound got to do with all of this?

About 2023 Live at UQ concert series

The University of Queensland School of Music is proud to present our Concert Series for 2023. In reflecting the School's role in the broader South-East Queensland community, we have designed a diverse and exciting program. With established international and national artists performing, as well as our own emerging student artists, this year is set to be a vibrant, creative, and energetic time at the UQ School of Music. We look forward to connecting with you, as you explore this concert series, listen to our streamed and recorded concerts, and visit us at the St Lucia campus or browse through our website

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