On Monday, November 1 Jon gives a talk to students at USC Thornton School of Music. See details of the talk below from the Syllabus of the Ideas and Music calss.

“WEEK 11: Anti-Colonial Musical History, Theory, and Performance

– Guiding critical questions: Acknowledging the power of the Western canon and tradition, how can we open up space for new stories, new sounds, new collaborations, new kinds of ensembles? How can we open that space respectfully, without reinforcing negative power relations and appropriation? What does meaningful diversity and inclusion look (and sound) like?

Monday (November 1) Whole-Class Case Study Session: Guest Speaker Jon Silpayamanant, multi-instrumentalist, composer, scholar