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Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement

Tiffany Ng | Ringing for Change: Building a Culture of Sonic Care and Activism around U-M's Bell Towers
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:30-7:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Registration required:

Tiffany Ng performs several selections from her recent concerts in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and #SayHerName on the carillon, and discusses recent efforts on this most public of instruments to expand beyond a diversity, equity & inclusion mindset to an actively anti-racist approach to the music that hundreds to thousands of people hear from bell towers each day.

Tiffany Ng (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of carillon and university carillonist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. An energetic advocate of diversity in contemporary music, she has premiered or revived over sixty pieces by emerging and established composers from Augusta Read Thomas to Yvette Janine Jackson, pioneered models for interactive “crowdsourced” carillon performances and environmental-data-driven sound installations with Greg Niemeyer, Chris Chafe, Ed Campion, Ken Goldberg, John Granzow, and Laura Steenberge, and through her composer collaborations significantly increased the American repertoire for carillon and electronics.

In this new virtual series, Center for World Performance Studies invites performers and scholars from diverse disciplines to reflect on how performance is being used to respond to the political, social, health and environmental crises that we face at this moment. Each guest will give a 30 minute presentation, and then engage in 30 minutes of Q&A. Sessions will take place over Zoom and require advance registration. You can read about the panelists, register for these events, find recommended reading and resources and/or request recordings of past events at

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Activism, Culture, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Music, Storytelling
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Residential College