2 December - Blacksound and the Making of Popular Music in the 19th Century
Department of Music
Dr. Matthew D. Morrison
Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 11am via microsoft teams
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The Department of Music is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew D. Morrison as the next speaker of our 2021-2022 FUAIM Lecture Series. Abstract: Through the concept of Blacksound, this talk will explore the making of popular music and notions of intellectual property in the U.S. and UK in the 19th century. At the center of this exportation is the legacy of blackface minstrelsy, the first form of popular music in the U.S. that was developed during slavery and traveled abroad to the UK during the Victorian era. Bio: Matthew D. Morrison, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Columbia University, an. M.A. in Musicology from The Catholic University of America, and was a Presidential music scholar at Morehouse College, where he studied violin and conducting. His research focuses on the relationship between (racial) identity, performance, property, copyright law, and inequities within the history of American popular music and beyond.