The Ithaca Music Discussion board will current a Zoom lecture by musicologist Dr. Ayana Smith of Indiana College entitled “Faux Information and False Photos: Sight, Sound, and Credibility in Handel’s Operas.” This speak will happen right this moment, Friday, March 26, at 5 pm. See under for Zoom registration hyperlink.
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Faux Information and False Photos: Sight, Sound, and Credibility in Handel’s Operas
What’s fact? How do we all know whether or not we are able to consider our eyes, or our ears? Within the Baroque period, debates between sight and sound, fact and phantasm, and falsehood and fiction occurred in science, artwork, philosophy, literature—and in opera. Prompted by a spectacular comet in 1680, a number of incidents of “faux information” and false pictures circulated in print media, rising public issues about visible remark, rumor, and report—and whether or not to belief info conveyed by sight or by sound. This speak will talk about examples from three operas by George Frideric Handel—Agrippina (1709), Silla (1713), and Giulio Cesare (1724); these examples will display how Baroque audiences engaged with visible and sonic notion, and the way scientific debates about sight and sound shifted throughout Handel’s profession.
Ayana O. Smith is Affiliate Professor in Musicology within the Jacobs College of Music at Indiana College. She accomplished her doctorate in music historical past at Yale College, and has acquired fellowships from the Mellon Basis, the Social Science Analysis Council, and an NEH/American Academy in Rome seminar. Her interdisciplinary background in vocal efficiency and classical Latin, with supplementary coursework in artwork historical past, has led to a analysis profession partaking rhetorical meanings in textual content, picture, and music.
Ayana is the writer of the 2019 ebook Dreaming with Open Eyes: Opera, Aesthetics, and Notion in Arcadian Rome (College of California Press). Her latest article, titled “Just like the Mild of Liberty”: Artwork, Music, and Politics on the 1897 Tennessee State Truthful,” seems within the winter 2020 quantity of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. She has additionally revealed within the journals Eighteenth-Century Music, Music in Artwork, and Well-liked Music. She is presently engaged on a ebook mission titled Race and Illustration in Baroque Opera and is mission director of a brand new collaborative research-driven curriculum laboratory titled Creating Actual Change, supported by Indiana College’s Racial Justice Analysis Fund. She serves on the board of administrators for the American Handel Society; the editorial board of the Oxford College Research within the Enlightenment; and is the incoming Vice President for the Society of Seventeenth Century Music.
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