Exchange, Appreciation, Assimilation, or Appropriation?

Sound Out Loud and Madison Public Philosophy are teaming up to present an interactive exploration of cultural exchange, appreciation, appropriation and assimilation in music, from Debussy to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Audience members will hear live music performed by Sound Out Loud accompanied by historical analysis from a UW-Madison musicologist Andrea Fowler. After the performances, Madison Public Philosophy will lead a discussion about the musical examples. Audience members will be asked to decide which of the following categories the examples fall into: exchange, appropriation, appreciation, and assimilation.

Madison Public Philosophy

Madison Public Philosophy is a group of philosophy students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our mission is to share philosophy with all members of our community through educational programs and public performances.

Sound Out Loud

Sound Out Loud is a new music performing ensemble currently based out of Madison, Wisconsin. The group seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within the chamber ensemble repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, innovative performance practice, and the use of live electronics.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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