Burmese Dinner and Lecture: Listening as Knowing: The Significance of Sound Among the Nagas (Gallery Program)


Thursday, June 6, 2013


6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


38 West 86th Street


$20.00 General Admission

Lecture only

$15.00 Students and Seniors

Lecture only

212-501-3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu


6 pm dinner
7:30 pm lecture

Through political transformation and cultural confluences, the sonic perception of the Nagas of northern Burma and Nagaland has also been changing. Many Nagas sense these changes particularly in the affect or the feel of the sound of their music. In this lecture, Sentienla Toy Threadgill will explain how affect is integral to understanding the sound of music. She will also discuss the sources of inspiration for the sound piece she created to accompany the Confluences exhibition. The lecture will be preceded by a special buffet dinner featuring traditional Burmese fare.

Sentienla Toy Threadgill is an ethnomusicologist, songwriter, and vocalist who was born in Nagaland, the smallest tribal state in the northeastern tip of India.

We apologize the dinner has reached capacity. If you wish to be register for the lecture only, please continue to do so below. Please contact Melissa Gerstein at gerstein@bgc.bard.edu for more information.

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