News & Events


Fall 2014

The MCLL Department, the Music Department, the CLAS Department, and the College of Arts & Humanities is proud to welcome the Chilean author, composer, filmmaker and former political prisoner of the Pinochet Dictatorship, Claudio Durán (a.k.a. Quique Cruz) to Fresno State on 9/10 and 9/11.

Wednesday, September 10

McLane 161. 3:30pm - 4:45 pm

Lecture/workshop on memory, aesthetics and terror, music and multidisciplinary creation by Claudio Durán (a.k.a. Quique Cruz), including readings and discussion of his book Memorias de un ex-jugador de ajedrez / Memories of an Ex-chess Player.

Thursday, September 11 (the 41st anniversary of the coup d'etat in Chile)

Peters Ed Center, Auditorium. 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Screening of documentary film Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi.

Lecture/demonstration on the relationship of music and narrative in film-making, and ancient elements in modern Latin American music by Claudio Durán, the film's co-director.

For more information regarding this film, click here

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