TAC Talk: Praise Songs for the Mountains: Mongolian Fiddling Traditions in Environmental Context
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Through a combination of oral presentation and musical performance, Kip Hutchins will give an overview of Mongolian traditional fiddling, with a focus on how the music draws upon nomadic approaches to relating with animals and the environment. Kip Hutchins is a Ph.D. candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently writing his dissertation on the relationships between cultural heritage and environment in Mongolia. Raised in a musical family in the Blue Ridge, he is interested in rural fiddling traditions and their connections with the landscape around the world. He has been working with traditional musicians in Mongolia since 2010 and recently conducted two years of research for his dissertation.