Sounds of the South, a music symposium

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for Sounds of the South! This even is a day-long symposium focused on the evolving historical and contemporary music of the American South. The symposium features lectures by renowned historians, ethnomusicologists, musicians, and Southbound photographers, with presentations on subjects ranging from praise-house history to songwriting to photographing traditional musicians in Appalachia.

Dr. Karen Chandler |Bin YahJazz Influences in Gullah Culture | 10:00 AM

Rachel Boillot | Silent Ballad: Time Sings in the Cumberland Plateau | 10:30 AM

Jake Xerxes Fussell | Out of this World: Hearing & Reconsidering Southern Soundscapes | 11:00 AM

Bill Carson | Moving Star Hall: A Personal Journey | 11:30 AM

Lunch Break | 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Dr. Bill Ferris | Voices of Mississippi | 1:30 PM

Bill Steber | Stones in my Pathway: Blues Culture in Mississippi | 2:30 PM

Lisa Elmaleh | American Folk | 3:00 PM

Cary Ann Hearst | The Dynamics of the Modern South Idiom in the Opinion of One Songwriter| 3:30 PM

Nov-10-18 10:00 am - Nov-10-18 4:00 pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
Address: 54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401