Project Activities 2020
9–11 January. Eric Petzoldt presented at the BFE-RMA Research Students Conference at the Open University, Milton Keynes.
9-10 February. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz and Steve Wilford presented during Yallah: Judeo-Arabic Music Conference at SOAS University of London. Vanessa's paper is entitled 'Sonic Resistance during Nazism: the role of Judeo-Arabic songs in the Maghreb' and Stephen's presentation and exhibit is entitled 'Seeing and Hearing Judeo-Arabic Music in Colonial Algeria' . This conference is co-convened by Vanessa Paloma Elbaz together with Ilana Webster-Kogen from SOAS.
11 February. André Azoulay, counsellor to H.M.Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, delivered a lecture at the St John's Divinity School, University of Cambridge entitled "Music instead of politics: the remaining answer to the current challenges of coexistence?"
12 February. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, Vanessa Paloma Elbaz and Eric Petzoldt presented on their research at the Woolf Institute Music Research Afternoon, with the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
13 February. Edwin Seroussi delivered a guest lecture at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge entitled 'Liturgy: An Overlooked Corner of the Moroccan Jewish Musical Map'.
21–22 February. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth presented at the ICTM Ireland annual conference at University College Cork, Ireland. The theme is 'Music, Politics, Power'.
27 February. Samuel Llano presented the paper 'Resounding al-Andalus: The Revival of Arab-Andalusain Music and European Colonialism in the Maghreb' at the University of Huddersfield, Music Department Research Seminar Series
27 February. Eric Petzoldt presented and performed at a conference entitled ‘Jaukadakka Promesses Afromed: Jazz au Maroc et Jazz du Maroc‘, an event hosted by H2/61.26, Armand El Maleh Lemal (alias Jauk) and his group in Casablanca, Morocco.
11 March. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth presented at the Royal Anthropological Institute Research Seminar.
12 May. Steve Wilford presented a paper for the Webinar series of the Humanities Society at Wolfson College, Cambridge. His paper was entitled "Whose Bled? Music, Sound and Public Spaces in (Post)Colonial Algeria".
20 May. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz presented a public lecture entitled 'Sonic Resistence During Nazism: The Role of Judeo-Arabic Songs in the Maghreb" as part of the Jewish Music Institute's Yallah series.
25 May. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz presented a public lecture entitled 'Chanson Séfarade Judéo-Espagnole au Maroc'' for the Alliance Israélite Universelle's online programming.
27 May. Steve Wilford presented a public lecture entitled 'Hearing and Seeing Judeo-Arabic Music in Colonial Algeria" as part of the Jewish Music Institute's Yallah series.
11 June. Steve Wilford and Vanessa Paloma Elbaz spoke at the Cambridge World History Workshop, presenting a panel entitled "Sounding Out the Past across the Mediterranean: Musical Representations of Belong and Memory". Vanessa's paper was entitled "Singing through the Porphyryan Tree: Arab Andalusian, Sephardi and Flamenco Repertoire" and Steve's was "Music and Sound at the French Expositions Coloniales".
24 June. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz presented a public lecture entitled 'Sephardi Judéo-Espagnoles: Threads Across the Strait' for the American Sephardi Federation's Institute of Jewish Learning's Music of North Africa online Series.
1 July. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz presented a public lecture together with Dr. Samuel Tordjman Thomas entitled 'Modern and Contemporary Judeo-Arabic Song and Performance' for the American Sephardi Federation's Institute of Jewish Learning's Music of North Africa online Series.
20 August. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth presented a public lecture entitled 'Music, Protest and the Politics of Cultural Memory at the Día de la toma' at the University of Melbourne Louise Hanson-Dyer Colloquium Series (online).
9 September. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, Vanessa Paloma Elbaz, Samuel Llano and Steve Wilford will deliver a pre-recorded panel entitled 'Sounding Trans-Gibraltar: the Borderland Politics of Music across the Western Mediterranean', at the Royal Musical Association Annual conference (Goldsmiths, University of London).
21 September. Start of the Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean with pre-recorded concert Al Andalus meets Andalucia - CusCus Flamenco on YouTube and live Q&A on Zoom.
24 September. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Katharina Schmoll - Listening as Encounter, Empowerment and Contestation: Citizenship and Politics in Contemporary Morocco. Lecture and Q&A Session
12 October. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Philip V. Bohlman: “And Trumpets Loudly Heralded the Holy Secret”: The Cid, Caesura, and the Death of Heroes across Centuries
17 November. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Tamara Turner: Looking South: Imagining “Africa” in Algerian Musics. Lecture and Q&A
3 December. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Liz Matsushita: Encounters at Africa's Border. Music and Colonialism in Tangier, 1900-1956. Lecture and Q&A
14 December. Online Series: Sonic Conversations in the Western Mediterranean: Alaa Zouiten: My Transcultural Oud Story. Lecture Recital and Q&A
16–18 January. Eric Petzoldt presented his paper titled 'Documenting Intercultural Dialogue through jazz in the Moroccan Press’ at the 2nd Documenting Jazz Conference at Birmingham City University.
7–8 February. 'Homenaje a Macama Jonda: el flamenco como herramienta intercultural'. Matthew Machin-Autenrieth presented a film Showing and concert with Suhail Ensemble and Jalal Chekara at La Peña Flamenca la Plateria in Granada.