CLAS Panel: Composition from the Outside: Aesthetic Concerns and Artistic Works by Immigrant Mexican Composers

Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies


Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row

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Discussion Panel with Mexican Composers Guillermo Galindo, Iván Naranjo, Mauricio Rodríguez and Pablo Rubio

The geographical displacement from homeland to a foreign country greatly shapes the musical thinking, creative concerns and artistic workds of a group of immigrant Mexican composers. This panel discussion will analyze the extent immigrant status of such artists is a key factor to nourish, inform, affect, and even enact their musical expressions and artistic concerns.

The recent work of four Mexican composers based in the San Francisco Bay Area will be addressed to show how their creative output is deliberately influenced by their immigrant perspectives. Beyong the allegorical references uncovered by this New Immigrant Mexican Music, pure and fresh forms of musical expression are brought together to extend the musical map that enriches the multicultural diversity of this country.

Co-sponsored by AMEXCID, Consulado General de México en San José, y Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores.

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Free and Open to the Public