Winter 2016 and Call for Abstracts

The schedule for the new quarter is now live! You can view it here. We will also be opening up a call for abstracts for our annual AMS/SMT abstract workshop on January 4, 2017. The abstract deadlines for the AMS and SMT are fast approaching (Tuesday, January 17 for both societies), so our meeting can…

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November 30: Thomas Christensen

Thomas Christensen University of Chicago Tonality in France c. 1860: Scales, Skulls and Sanskrit Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Logan 802 Download the Chapter Here Beginning with the earliest orientalist preclusions of Villoteau, Thomas Christensen traces the influence of this early comparative musicology on the theories and music of François-Joseph Fétis. Through this lens, we follow…

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November 16: Rebecca Flore

The Music History and Theory Study Group Presents: Rebecca Flore University of Chicago Liminality and the Voice in the Works of Peter Ablinger Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Logan, 802 Download the Chapter Here Although not associated with the spectral music movement borne out of IRCAM, Peter Ablinger composes music that shares commonalities with spectral music….

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November 14: Axel Englund

The Music History and Theory Study Group In collaboration with the TAPS Workshop Present: Axel Englund Stockholm University Theatres of Transgression: Bondage, Fetishism and S&M in Contemporary opera Staging Monday, November 14, 2016 Logan, 801 Axel Englund is currently a Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Stockholm University, where he also earned his PhD in Literature in…

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October 19: AMS/SMT Dry Runs

This Wednesday, October 19th from 4:30-6pm, will be the second session of the Music History and Theory Study Group, featuring dry runs for the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory. We will feature three papers: Braxton Shelley’s “‘Tuning Up’ in Contemporary Gospel Performance,” Rebecca Flore’s “Orchestrating Speech in the…

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Oct. 5: Jennifer Iverson

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Iverson to our study group for the inaugural meeting of this school year: Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4:30-6:00 pm in Goodspeed 205! Jennifer will be presenting her chapter, “Techno-Synthesis: From Vocoder Speech to Electronic Music,” which explores the history of the vocoder as it threads together issues of gender,…

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Welcome to Fall 2016

Welcome to the freshly redesigned site for the History/Theory Study Group at the University of Chicago. In the next couple of weeks, we will be updating the site with this quarter’s calendar and other great content. If you want to be kept abreast of study group activity, you can subscribe to our email list at…

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May 11: John Lawrence and Lester Hu

We are pleased to welcome John Lawrence and Lester Hu to workshop for our penultimate meeting: Wednesday, May 11, from 4:30-6:00 in Logan 801! John and Lester will be presenting materials from their dissertation proposals, entitled “Listening in Color: The Sound of the Romantic Style” and “Frontiers of Music History: The Trans-Eurasian Making of “China” in 18th-century…

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April 27: Pablo Palomino

We are excited to welcome Pablo Palomino, a postdoctoral lecturer at the UChicago Center for Latin American Studies who will be presenting from a chapter of his manuscript, Latin America and the Globalization of Musical Practices in the 20th Century. Dr. Palomino holds a BA in history from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD (2014) in History…

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April 20: Olga Manulkina

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Olga Manulkina to the workshop this Wednesday (4:30–6:00 in Logan 801), where she will be presenting on a paper entitled, “‘Foreign’ versus ‘Russian’ in Soviet and post-Soviet Musicology and Music Education.” Miriam Tripaldi will serve as respondent. Access the precirulated document here. Olga Manulkina is an Associate Professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where…

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