"Singing in the Lion's mouth": Music as Resistance to Genocide: Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Film Screenings

Ray Stark Theatre (SCA 108), USC School of Cinimatic Arts

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Screening of Screamers
5:30 - 6:30 PMFirst panel discussion with film maker Carla Garapedian

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Reception
7:30 - 9:00 PMScreening of Following the Ninth
9:00 - 10:00 PMQ & A with Director Kerry Candaele

Sunday, October 11, 2015: Academic Symposium 

Academic Symposium

Ronald Tutor Campus Center, The Forum, TCC 450

8:30 – 8:50 AM

Coffee and Pastries
8:50 – 9:00 AMWelcome Wolf Gruner (CAGR), Nick Strimple (Thornton)

First Panel

 
9:00 – 9:20 AM"Censorship, Sabotage, and Self-subversion in the Yiddish Shoah Song"
Bret Werb, Music Collection Curator, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
9:20 – 9:50 AMDiscussion
9:50 – 10:10 AM"Sounds before Surrender: Theory and Actuality of Jewish Musical Resistance under Nazi Rule"
Tina Frühauf, Adjunct Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY
10:10 – 10:40 AMDiscussion
10:40 – 11:00 AMCoffee Break

Second Panel

 
11:00 – 11:20 AM

Ludwik Starski's Forbidden Songs and an Overlooked Narrative of Polish Jewish Experience in Occupied Warsaw
Barbara Milewski, Associate Professor of Music, Swarthmore College

11:20 – 11:50 AMDiscussion
11:50 – 12:10 PM"Jewish Themes in the Music of Shostakovich: Commemoration and Resistance"
Alexandra Birch, PhD Candidate, Arizona State University
12:10 – 12:40 PM

Discussion

12:40 – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

Third Panel

 
2:00 – 2:20 PM"We the Black Nation: Music as Resistance in the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa"
Janie Cole, Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2:20 – 2:50 PMDiscussion
2:50 – 3:10 PM"The Song, Not the Singer: 'Gendjer-gendjer' Today and the Changing Perspective on the Indonesian Communist Purge"
Sandya Maulana, Professor of English, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
3:10 – 3:40 PMDiscussion
3:40 – 4:00 PMCoffee Break

Fourth Panel

 
4:00 – 4:20 PM
"The Resistant Soundtrack: the role of film music in promoting on-screen and off-screen resistance to genocide"
Matt Lawson, PhD Candidate, Edge Hill University
4:20 - 4:50 PMDiscussion
4:50 – 5:00 PMConcluding remarks from Nick Strimple and Wolf Gruner

Thornton School of Music Concert

Alfred Newman Recital Hall

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Concert featuring student musicians from USC's Thornton School of Music

9:00 - 10:00 PM

Reception