Saturday, Oct. 15

09-08 Re-Examining Musical Imaginaries: The Place of Sound in Shaping Community

Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Diplomat

Chair: Fernando Alfonso Orejuela (Indiana University)

2:30 pm
Old-Time Canceled: Anti-Essentialist Approaches for Affective Communitas
J. Zavaan Johnson (Indiana University Bloomington)

3:00 pm
A “Global Citizen” on Hyperlocal Media: Live Performances of Place and Personhood on Community Radio
Adriane Pontecorvo (Indiana University)

3:30 pm
Sounding the Nation from the Far-Right Fringe in Ireland
Tadhg Ó Meachair (Indiana University Bloomington)

4:00 pm
optional discussion time

This panel on musical imaginaries is composed of emerging scholars who pull from folkloristics, ethnomusicology, and human geography to critically interrogate aural imaginaries of community. The imagined boundaries of sound and the sounds of imagined boundaries are examined to incorporate Black joy at festival spaces, interrogate conceptions of the local by way of radio archives, and question motives of Irish nationalist movements via virtual ethnography. To comprehend better the sounding of place and community, our panelists point to a range of approaches for complicating ideas of the "folk" through engagement with traditional and popular music scenes.