The keynote of Du Yun is part of the symposium "Curating Diversity in Europe. Decolonizing Contemporary Music", which took place on September 25 2020 in Akademie der Künste Berlin and online.
"Curating Diversity in Europe" offers a platform for keeping the discourse on diversity in contemporary music in Europe alive, developing potentials for transformation during a time of limited international encounters and swelling nationalistic currents. The focus of the symposium is on processes and profiles of curating that critically question power structures and eurological patterns of thought, to implement political, collective or participatory strategies in the curatorial decision-making process.
The symposium is a project of "Sounds Now", a European network dedicated to promoting more diversity and inclusion in contemporary music and sound art, in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste Berlin, inm / field notes and Ultima Festival in Oslo.
– Du Yun
Du Yun ist Komponistin, Professorin für Komposition am Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Gastprofessorin am Shanghai Conservatory of Music und freie Kuratorin.