Hear + Việt + Film: a Symposium on Trans-Vietnamese Music in Film will be a two-day event bringing together scholars, film makers, and composers for a critical reassessment of music in Vietnamese film. Featuring lecture panels, film screenings, and Q&A sessions, the event seeks to bridge transnational as well as transdisciplinary perspectives on this global medium. It also seeks to raise public awareness of Vietnamese film as a site of translation that mediates between Vietnamese and diasporic contexts, a project that involves ongoing negotiations between languages, histories, and genres. The symposium also highlights the ways in which hearing the transnational contexts of Vietnamese film music requires listening for the presence of queer positionalities, both on and off screen. By evoking these complex entanglements between local and global contexts, Hear + Việt + Film will reevaluate film music in a trans-Vietnamese context.
Presented by the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, in collaboration with co-organizers Holley Replogle-Wong (UCLA) and Damjan Rakonjac (UCLA). Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
The screening of Journey from the Fall is presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, and the Sundance Institute.
This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.