Ospina Romero, Sergio: Travel Grant - 2017-2018

College: 
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: 
Music
Project Title: 
Local Musics for a Global Industry: The Recording Expeditions of the Victor Talking Machine through Latin America, 1905-1928
Project Abstract: 
My dissertation focuses on the recording expeditions lead by the Victor Talking Machine Companythrough Latin America (1905-1928). I study the emergence of “ethnic music” as a marketing category for the industry, the processes of technological and commercial mediation in the production of the recordings, and the global circulation of local musics in the age of the acoustic phonograph.