“Sonic Collage: Abstract Documentary Shorts”
This talk looks at my recent short films created during the early period of the Covid-19 pandemic. These explore forms of abstract narrative based on documentary media about California.
Bernard Gordillo a native of Nicaragua, is a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of California at Riverside. His scholarship lies at the crossroads of music and politics in Latin America and its historical relations with the United States. Under contract with the Oxford University Press, his book project, Canto de Marte: Art Music, Popular Culture, and U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua, examines the cultural impact of early twentieth-century United States intervention in Central America. Other current projects include a semiotic study of cast suspended bells in the Spanish and Mexican colonial missions of California, which will be a part of the forthcoming Critical Mission Studies: California Indian Community Voices (University of California Press). He serves as area editor for Central America on the Grove Dictionary of Latin American and Iberian Music.
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