Music and Ritual in the Himalays Symposium

Event time: 
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 12:00pm
Event description: 

Luce Hall Auditorium

34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven


Public Presentations - ALL WELCOME!!!!


Ingemar Grandin, Linkoping Universiteit, Sweden: Interpreting Newar Musical Life

Marie Lecomte­Tilouine, CNRS, Paris, Musical Celebration of war‐like Power in Western Nepal, from Medieval Heroes to Maoist Rebels

Alexander von Rospatt, University of California at Berkeley: The Use of Dance as a Ritual Tool in the Tantric Tradition of Newar Buddhism

John Leavitt, University of Montreal: An Integrative Ritual: Music, Mythppoesis, Movement in the Central Himalaya Jagar

Franck Bernède, Yale University: Musical Time, Ritual Time : Himalayan Perspectives

Maheshwar P. Joshi, Kumaon University (retired): The Articulation of Ideology and Power in Music and Ritual Traditions of the Central Himalaya: A Diachronic Study


Performers from the Singhini Institute, Kathmandu

The afternoon session is open and of interest to the general public. There is also a morning session of discussions with participating scholars and members of the Singhini Ensemble, which is designed for scholars in the field and may not be accessible to non­specialists. Interested visitors are welcome.

Thursday, November 4 | 9:30 – 11:30
Yale Institute of Sacred Music Great Hall (409 Prospect St.)

Both events are sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Hixon Fund, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, with support from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music