Archives for November2012

The AAA-SF Dance Card

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AAA-SF Dance Card


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Audible Observatories Press Release

SIG San Francisco Dance Card and other events

Greetings! I hope you are all doing very well and ready for the meetings. We
would like to alert you to more activities connected to music and sound at the
AAA meetings:

First of all, please do not forget to attend our annual business meeting on Friday
November 16, from 12:15 to 1:30PM in Union Square 17&18.

In addition to the sessions and papers highlighted in September and October in
our monthly email, please note this paper on musical anthropologists by our
member Lila Ellen Gray:

“Sounded Empathies: Musical Anthropologies and the Challenge of Affect”
Lila Ellen Gray (Columbia University, Dept of Music) (Thursday November 15,
10:45 AM).  On the panel: Researching Affect/Affecting Research: Empathy and
imagination in Anthropological Methods (Panel runs from 10:15am-12pm
November 15). Organizers:  Yael Navaro-Yashin (University of Cambridge) and
Elizabeth Anne Davis (Princeton University)

San Francisco Dance Card

MSIG members Luis-Manuel Garcia and Ali Colleen Neff have gathered an
impressive list of music and sound events that will take place during the AAA
meetings in diverse venues throughout San Francisco.  Please take a look at the
San Francisco Dance Card and select the events you would like to attend!

In addition, MSIG invites you to Sunday service at the Church of St. John Coltrane
on Sunday, November 18th, at 11:45 a.m at 1286 Fillmore St. This San Francisco
institution, founded in the Fillmore jazz district, follows an African Orthodox
theology and engages a process of “sound baptism” in its services. Church
members lead a series of improvised chants, sermons and instrumental
movements. Visitors are encouraged to bring instruments and voices to join in
an emergent musical chorus throughout the service. Archbishop Franzo King
and church members will be available to speak with AAA members after the
service, which ends between 2 and 3 p.m.. Brunch will follow. Donations to the
church are welcome. For more information, call MSIG organizer Ali Colleen Neff,
who will be present at the service, at 919-308-1072 or visit the church website
at: /

Ethnographic Terminalia

The fourth edition of Ethnographic Terminalia, “Audible Observatories,” will take
place in San Francisco from November 13 to November 16, 2012.  The press
release for these events is attached to this message.  For more information,
please visit Ethnographic Terminalia’s website:

Best regards and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco,
Carla and Jerry