November 18: Jess Peritz

We are excited to welcome Music History student Jess Peritz to the workshop on Wednesday, November 18 (4:30pm in Logan 801) to present material from her dissertation proposal, The Lyric Mode of Voice: Song and Subjectivity in Italy, 1769 – 1815 (download the document here). Lester Hu will serve as respondent. Jess has suggested that workshop attendees focus primarily on the overview of the project (pp. 1-10);…

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October 7: Lawrence Zbikowski

We are thrilled to have Professor Lawrence Zbikowski launch this year’s workshop with his paper, “Music and the Simulation of Emotions.” The abstract appears below; download the pre-circulated paper here. Please join us for this inaugural event in Logan Terrace Room 801 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 7. Abstract: In this paper…

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Autumn 2015

We are pleased to announce the calendar for this autumn’s Music History and Theory Workshop. October 7         Lawrence Zbikowski, “Music and the Simulation of Emotions.” October 21       Dry-Runs for the Society of Music Theory presenters November 4    Dry-Runs for the American Musicological Society presenters November 18  Jess…

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Autumn 2015 Workshop Dates

Music History and Theory Workshop will meet on the following dates this quarter: mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for further details once the fall schedule is confirmed. October 7 October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 SMT presentation dry-runs will be held on 10/21, and AMS dry-runs will be held on 11/4….

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June 3: Gary Tomlinson

We are beyond delighted to welcome distinguished guest, Gary Tomlinson, for our final workshop of the quarter, taking place next Wednesday, June 3rd (4:30-6:00 PM in Logan 801). Professor Tomlinson will be discussing his recently published book, A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity  (Zone Books/MIT Press, 2015), a richly woven narrative about the evolution of human musicking…

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May 20: Su Yin Mak

For the penultimate session of our annual series (this Wednesday, 4:30–6:00 in Logan 801), we are thoroughly honored to welcome special guest Su Yin Mak, Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Mak will present a paper on “Schillerian Aesthetic Play in Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor, D. 804” (draft…

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May 6: Patrick Kaufman

We are excited to welcome Patrick Kaufman to the workshop this Wednesday (4:30 p.m., Logan 801) as he presents his paper, “Alia Practica Musicae” (Another Practice of Music).  In it, Patrick considers historical and intellectual context to put forward an alternative reading of Gaffurio’s landmark Practica musicae of 1496, ultimately suggesting that its references to Roman banquet culture and Neoplatonic secret philosophy…

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April 22: Susan Hohl

We are delighted to welcome Susan Hohl to the workshop this Wednesday (4:30–6:00 in Logan 801) as she sheds light on the coordinates of Liszt’s personae as traveler, reader, and musician. As a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, Susan draws on a broad interdisciplinary background, as is amply evident from her paper “Reading as Pilgrimage: The Stations of Liszt’s Literary Imagination and Recovering the Music…

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April 8: Chelsea Burns

Please join us for the first workshop of the quarter this coming Wednesday (April 8th; 4:30-6:00 pm in Logan 801). Chelsea Burns will present material from her work in progress, “’Way Down South in Dixie’: Langston Hughes and Blackness in the American South as Interpreted by Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas” (accessible here). We look forward…

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Spring 2015 Schedule

April 8            Chelsea Burns, PhD Candidate in Music History/Theory                                        “Way Down South in Dixie”:                                        Langston Hughes and Blackness in the American South          …

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