January 15: Dissertation Proposal Working Group

Join us this Wednesday, as we host a working group with students from the Music Department Dissertation Proposal Seminar, who will present on initial progress in their research. We will use the time to gather feedback, useful ideas, suggestions, case studies, and sonic objects. The student presenters and their working titles are listed below. We…

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November 20: Rebecca Flore, “Expressivity in Speech and Music”

Expressivity in Speech and Music Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:30-6:00 p.m. Logan Center 802   Please join the Sound and Society Workshop on Wednesday, November 20th, as we welcome Rebecca Flore (PhD Candidate, Music History and Theory), who will be presenting an abridged version of a chapter in-progress from her dissertation, entitled “Expressivity in Speech…

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November 13: Ryan Dohoney, “Saving Abstraction: Morton Feldman, the de Menils, and the Rothko Chapel”

  Saving Abstraction Morton Feldman, the de Menils, and the Rothko Chapel Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Logan Center 802   Please join us next Wednesday in welcoming Ryan Dohoney, Associate Professor of Musicology at Northwestern University. Prof. Dohoney will be presenting on his recently published book, Saving Abstraction: Morton Feldman, the…

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October 16 and 23, 2019: AMS/SMT Dry Runs

With the annual professional music conferences for the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory approaching, we will again be hosting dry-run sessions for our colleagues who plan to present. Due to the number of students presenting this year, we will be splitting the dry runs into two sessions. This Wednesday, October 16, we…

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May 29: William Robin, “There’s Money in New Music”: Bang on a Can and the Post-Górecki Record Industry in the 1990s

Please join us next Wednesday for Sound and Society’s final workshop of the 2018-2019 academic year, where we will welcome William Robin, Professor of Musicology at the University of Maryland’s School of Music. His talk is titled: ” “There’s Money in New Music”: Bang on a Can and the Post-Górecki Record Industry in the 1990s” Wednesday,…

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May 15: Michele Friedner, Kristen Busch, and Anjali Murthy: “Unisensing Sound”

On Wednesday, May 15, Sound and Society hosts a presentation by Dr. Michele Friedner (Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development at UChicago), Kristen Busch (second year student in the College majoring in economics), and Anjali Murthy (fourth year student in the College majoring in linguistics): “Unisensing Sound”  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:30-6:00pm Logan…

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May 8: Marion Guck, “Musical Intersubjectivity: Vitality Affect and Evocative Object.”

Please join the Sound and Society workshop next Wednesday, May 8, as we welcome Marion Guck (Professor of Music Theory at University of Michigan), who will give a talk titled: “Musical Intersubjectivity: Vitality Affect and Evocative Object”  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:30-6:00pm Logan 028 (* please note room change)   Professor Guck writes of this presentation, “To…

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May 1: Peter Schubert, “What is Contrapuntal Thinking?”

Please join the Sound and Society workshop next Wednesday, May 1 as we welcome Peter Schubert (Professor of Music Theory at McGill University), who will give a talk entitled: “What is Contrapuntal Thinking?”  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:30-6:00pm Logan 801 As Professor Schubert writes, “In North American universities, there is a widening gap between counterpoint teaching and…

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