jeudi, février 02, 2017

Berlin, 2 février 2017: Performing Arts and Music in the Anthropocene Era

À l'invitation de Jens Gerrit Papenburg, je présente l'étude Arts de la scène et musique à l'âge de l'anthropocène à l'Université Humboldt de Berlin, dans le département de musicologie, le 2 février à 18 h. Infos ICI

 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Am Kupfergraben 5, 10117 Berlin
Raum/ Saal: Hörsaal 501

Music and Performing Arts in the Anthropocene Era
Ref.: François Ribac (Laboratoire CIMEOS, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon)

Vortrag im Rahmen des Collegium musicologicum

Performing Arts and Music in the Anthropocene Era
Ref.: François Ribac (University of Bourgundy/Dijon, France)
Vortrag im Rahmen des Collegium musicologicum

Many scholars, activists and NGOs consider that our planet has now entered into a new era where human activities have a decisive effect on the earth’s ecosystem: the anthropocene. A situation which means global warming, disappearance of plants and animal species, the melting of glaciers, rising sea levels and pollution. If "nature” is drying up and rebelling, it is as much the material basis of industrial societies that is breaking up as the cosmogony supporting this regime of knowledge and actions: modernity. In the first part of this lecture, I would like to show that one of the main registers that has accompanied and embodied the rise of modernity has been expressed in art. Focusing on music and performing arts I will firstly argue that the injunction of progress is at the core of our sensibility and most of artistical practices. Secondly, I will briefly show that, in term of ecological print, live shows and music consumption are not different from other social spheres. Thirdly, I will try to show than some elements of modernity, for instance sound reproduction, can be compatible with a socio ecological transition. To conclude, I will argue that we need new narratives for rethinking history of arts and our common future.

François Ribac is a composer and a sociologist, senior lecturer at the university of Bourgundy in Dijon (France), Laboratoire Cimeos. He teaches sociology of culture and performing arts. He has conducted ethnographic researches about learning music at the age of Internet, history and sociology of the recording studio, musical bloggers and artistic directors in performing arts in France. His last book (written with Catherine-Dutheil-Pessin) is called La fabrique de la programmation culturelle (La Dispute 2017). As a composer, he has written and performed, with singer ands lyricist Eva Schwabe, seven (pop) operas, music for silent movies, television and theatre. His records have been released by labels Musea (France) and No Man’s Land (Germany).