Faculty Work-in-Progress: How to Lie About Cleveland Music With Maps

George Blake
February 25, 2020

Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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In his talk, George Blake, Virginia and Walter Nord Fellow in the Humanities, surveys different approaches to mapping musical Cleveland. Each map selects what is important from a specific viewpoint, amplifying some sounds, while muting others. Listening for musicians “out of place” challenges us to reflect on what it means to tell the truth about the composition of Cleveland and to remain attentive to language that reproduces inflexible associations between genre, people and place.

Pre-lecture reception at 4:15 pm.  Registration requested.