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Workshop on Cine-Ethnomusicology with filmmaker Michael MacDonald

February 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location:Jacob Siskind Music Resource Centre, 5th floor MacOdrum Library

There are those of us who when we look through a camera and listen through headphones ‘see-hear’ a world rich with intensive virtualities. This does not happen to everyone, but for those musicians and ethnographers who have this experience it is the starting place of cine-ethnomusicology – a radical alternative to traditional documentary filming of music. In this practical introductory workshop, filmmaker, and ethnomusicologist Michael B. MacDonald will screen examples from his award-winning films and discuss techniques and concepts for machining the intensities of audiovision. The workshop is open to anyone and will be useful for folks in Music and Culture, Film Studies, Cultural Mediations, and Anthropology who are involved with any kind of audiovisual documentation.

Michael B. MacDonald is an award-winning filmmaker, cine-ethnomusicologist, and associate professor of music in the MacEwan University Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the author of CineWorlding: Scenes of Cinematic Research-Creation (Bloomsbury, 2023).