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Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation

Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:00pm
1210 Heller Hall

Free and open to the public


Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p.

Ann Waltner discusses creativity and collaboration with Jacqueline Schwab. They will talk about Schwab’s collaborations with Ken Burns, her work with the durable (and fabulous) band Bare Necessities, and the ways in which a musician in a dance band thinks about collaboration with the dancers.

Jacqueline Schwab is a musician of many talents. Her distinctive playing style suffuses the sound tracks of Burns’ Grammy-winning “Civil War,” “Baseball,” “Lewis and Clark,” “Mark Twain,” “The War,” “The National Parks,” among others. She has also performed on The Irish in America, Ric Burns’ New York: A Documentary Film and others and has been composer for Mary Cassatt—A Brush with Independence and Simple Servants—The Story of the Lewis County Mennonites. She graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in piano improvisation. She has long played for dancing with the Bare Necessities English quartet, whose flowing, group improvisatory style, eighteen recordings, and nationwide performances and music workshops have inspired new generations of dance musicians. She performs solo and collaborative concerts, records, teaches and plays for dancing.

Ann Waltner is a member of the history department at the University of Minnesota and is the former director of the Institute for Advanced Study. In addition to her work as a historian, she writes scripts for and performs with the early music group Sacabuche and has devised an on-line course in conjunction with the San Francisco Opera presentation of David Henry Hwang and Bright Sheng’s opera based on the eighteenth-century Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber.

Cosponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures and the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World Workshop: Words and Music Across Time and Space. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS (ias@umn.edu 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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