Apr 17 2023 to Apr 17 2023 7 p.m.
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7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
For almost a decade, institutions in the West have tried to understand, question and mitigate their roles, whether explicit or implicit, in the West’s history of colonisation and its legacies. Thus, universities, museums, and theatres have attempted to ‘decolonize’ their curricula, exhibitions and programmes to varying degrees of success and public censure. In the case of Western classical music, this has usually resulted in research and performances that reach beyond the mainstream canon, and embrace hitherto sidelined musicians affected by colonisation and its aftermath. However, assuming that indigenous culture should be preeminent, few attempts have been made to consider how Western music might be decolonised in post-colonial societies. In this groundbreaking lecture, Karl Lutchmayer poses that very question with specific reference to India, and proposes ethical and exciting solutions to this important 21st-century quandary.