How do we bring Native American composers into the conversation about new music? The University of New Mexico's 45th annual John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium, being held on the UNM Albuquerque campus from March 28 to April 1, will look at indigenous contributions to contemporary art music. All events are free and open to the public.
Peter Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Music at UNM and the Symposium's Co-Director, says that one of the gathering's panel discussions will look at the role that Native American identity plays in the music created by indigenous composers.
In the longer version of the interview, Peter Gilbert talks about the concerts and discussions planned for the 2016 Symposium.