Spring 2019

April 24th
Florian Walch (PhD Student, Music)
“Trump’s Sound Bites: Confronting the Musical Logic of the Authoritarian Voice”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 028 (*Note room change)
May 1st
Dr. Peter Schubert (Professor of Music Theory, McGill University)
“What is Contrapuntal Thinking?”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 801
May 8th
Dr. Marion Guck (Professor of Music Theory, University of Michigan)
“Musical Intersubjectivity: Vitality Affect and Evocative Object”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 028 (*Note room change)
May 15th
Dr. Michele Friedner (Associate Professor, Comparative Human Development), Kristen Busch (2nd-year college student, Economics), and Anjali Murthy (4th-year college student, Linguistics)
“Unisensing Sound”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 028 (*Note room change)
May 29th
Dr. William Robin (Assistant Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland)
““There’s Money in New Music”: Bang on a Can and the Post-Górecki Record Industry in the 1990s”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 802 (*Note room change)

Winter 2019

January 16th
Dr. Kimberly Cannady (Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington)
“Cultural Intimacy and ‘Cringeworthy’ Sounds in Iceland”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 801

January 23rd
Yiren Zheng (PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations)
“The Cunning Tongue: Listening Awry with a 17th-Century Chinese Acousmatic Voice
*4:40-6:10pm, Logan Center 801 (*Note delayed start time by 10 minutes)

February 6th
Marina Resende Santos, Maya and Sasha (UChicago college alumni)
“Soundscapes of Hyde Park”
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 801

February 20th
Whitney Johnson (awarded PhD in 2018 in Sociology at UChicago) and Patrick Fitzgibbon (PhD Candidate in Music)
“The Rules of Music-Sociological Method”: an interactive presentation on Whitney’s book manuscript, Learning to Listen: Knowledge of Value in Auditory Culture
4:30-6:00pm, Logan Center 703 (*Note room change)

Fall 2018

October 10: Panel Discussion on Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer with panelists Berthold Hoeckner (Professor in Music), Tien-Tien Jong Zhang (PhD student in CMS), Lauren Jackson (PhD Candidate in English), Anna Gatdula (PhD student in Music)

October 17*: American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory Conference Dry Runs

*4:00-6:30pm, Rosenwald 432* Note time and room change

[Julianne Grasso, followed by a panel of Patrick Fitzgibbon, Siavash Sabetrohani, and Joshua Klopfenstein]

October 24: Jonathan Sterne (James McGill Professor of Culture and Technology, McGill University), 4:30-6:00pm, Franke Institute for the Humanities (1100 East 57th Street) *PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY WHO BELIEVE THEY NEED ASSISTANCE ARE REQUESTED TO CALL 773-702-8274 IN ADVANCE. Co-sponsored with the Department of Music.

October 25 (Thursday)*: Jonathan Sterne, Inclusive Pedagogy Seminar. *1:00-3:00pm, Fulton Recital Hall (Goodspeed Hall, 4th Floor). Persons who need assistance should call 773-702-8484 in advance. Co-sponsored with the Music Department and Inclusive Pedagogy Project.

November 7: Elisabeth Reisinger (Department of Musicology, University of Vienna), “On the Relation of Music and Power at the Late-18th-Century Court as Exemplified by the Bonn Electoral Residence.” Barbara E. Dietlinger (Music History/Theory), respondent.

November 28: Joint session with Whitney Johnson (awarded PhD in 2018 in Sociology at UChicago) and Patrick Fitzgibbon (PhD Candidate in Music), Title TBA.

November 30 (Friday)*: Liz Hopkins (PhD Candidate in Music), Title TBA. *11:00am-12:30pm, Cobb 311. Co-sponsored with the Mass Culture Workshop.

All sessions held at Logan Center 801 on select Wednesday afternoons, 4:30-6:00pm, unless otherwise noted (with asterisks). Refreshments will be provided. Persons who need assistance should notify the coordinators in advance. To receive email announcements, subscribe to our private mailing list here.