Screening and conversation: "Sacred Mountains" (Music Building)

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program's Kutchin Seminar Series.

Ethnomusicologist Nicola Scaldaferri (University of Milan) will present his documentary "Sacred Mountains: Abrahamic Religions and Musical Practices in the Mediterranean Area." The film includes segments on three religious pilgrimages involving sacred mountains: Israelite Samaritans praying on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank; Bektashi Sufis climbing Mount Tomorr in Albania; and the descent from the Holy Mountain by the Black Madonna in southern Italy. Prof. Scaldaferri will be present to introduce the film and lead a discussion. The talk takes place in the Music Department, Lerner Center, Room 102 (201 South 34th Street). The Music Department and the Cinema Studies Program co-sponsor this event.

Nicola Scaldaferri is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment at the University of Milano, where he also co-founded and directs the Laboratory of Ethnomusicology and Visual Anthropology http://leavlab.com/ He has done extensive ethnomusicological research in Italy, Albania, Kosova, Ghana, and elsewhere, as well as research on electro-acoustic music. Prof. Scaldaferri received his PhD in Musicology from the University of Bologna and a degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Parma. In 2006 he was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.

Speaker: 
Nicola Scaldaferri (Univ. of Milan)
Date: 
9 February 2018
Time: 
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: 
Music Department, Room 102, 201 South 34 street

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