'Attending to the Moment: Aesthetics, Politics, Sound'

Anthropology of Music Lecture Series and Master Class, July 13-15th 2022, JGU Mainz

We are happy to announce our 3rd “Anthropology of Music Lecture Series and Master Class”. This year’s event is entitled 'Attending to the Moment: Aesthetics, Politics, Sound‘. Louise Meintjes will be the triple keynote speaker of the Lecture Series and and main discussant of the Master Class. In the framework of what she calls an "ethical analysis of sound“, she will explore the complex entanglements of political and aesthetic arenas by attending to the moment and making it resonate in ethnographic description. The three lectures are open to the public; for more information, please visit our website or check out the flyer.

Louise Meintjes is Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology at the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University (USA). A distinguished musicologist and anthropologist, Louise Meintjes’ evocative writing and thinking revolves around the question of how music and the world relate to and act upon each other. For her book Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid (Duke University Press, 2017), she co-won the Society for Ethnomusicology’s (SEM) Alan Merriam Prize in 2018.