Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium: Program

The program for the 2012 Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium is below. Information about getting to Stony Brook can be found here, and campus maps are available here. We hope to see you at the conference!

Between Indifference and Engagement: Music and Politics

Friday, February 17 (1006 Humanities Building)

9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:45 Opening Remarks
Professor Judith Lochhead, Chair, Department of Music
David Blake, Symposium Chair

10:00-12:00 Occupying, Protesting, Transgressing
David Blake, chair

Heather Buffington Anderson (University of Texas, Austin)
Just Who Do You Think I Am?’: The Politics of Categorizing Nina Simone's Protest Music”

Travis Holloway (Stony Brook University)
“A Democracy of Music: Polyphony and the Athenian Revolution of 507 BCE

Patrick Nickleson (University of Toronto)
“#Occupy Satyagraha: The Politics of an Aesthetic Work/The Aesthetics of a Political Movement”

Timothy Cuffman (Stony Brook University)
“Punk Music and the Transgressive Ethos

12:00 Lunch break

1:30-2:30 Gender and Blackness
Sarah Feltham, chair

Stephanie Gunst (Tufts University)
Don't Let Him Down: Considering Gender Norms and Disidentification in Foxy Brown

Sarah Geller (University of California, Davis)
“‘Behind Bars but the Bars Don't Stop’: Performing the Penitentiary in the Music of Lil Wayne

2:45-4:15 Fashioning the European State
Bethany Cencer, chair

Danielle Sofer (Stony Brook University)
History under the Rubric of Soviet Music

Giulia Giovani (UniversitĂ  di Roma)
“Italian Printed Cantatas in the Habsburg Court

Anna Parkitna (Stony Brook University)
“Renaissance Music as a Tool for Communist Propaganda in Poland”

4:30-5:45 Keynote Address
Professor Judith Lochhead, chair

Professor James Currie (SUNY, Buffalo)
“Forgetting in a Troubled Time: Music and Politics at the End of Modernity

Reception to follow
Staller Center, Music Wing

Saturday, February 18 (2322 Staller Center, Music Wing)

8:30 Coffee
9:00-11:00 Music in Divided Germany
Katherine Kaiser, chair

Martha Sprigge (University of Chicago)
“Performing Dresden: Rudolf Mauersberger's Dresdner Requiem (1947/48) and the (Re-)Construction of an East German City”

Daniel Cooperman (McGill University)
“The Politics of Politics: Hans Werner Henze's Der Junge Lord

Andrew Kohler (University of Michigan)
“‘They Have Brought an Innocent to Death: Carl Orffs Crisis of Conscience in Die Bernauerin (Lecture-Recital)

11:15-12:15 Denaturalizing Modernism
Benjamin Downs, chair

Andrew Moylan (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
“Post-Tonality and the ‘EvolutionaryReading of Music History

Michael Lupo (CUNY-Graduate Center)
“Luigi Nonos Promoteo: Listening for the Organic Intellectual

12:15 Lunch break

1:30-3:00 Race and Class in the Americas
Kassandra Hartford, chair

Chelsea Burns (University of Chicago)
“Children’s Songs and Brazilian Dolls: Villa-Lobos’s Racial Politics

Krystal J. Grant (Stony Brook University)
“‘A Felicidade’: Musical Genres and the Pursuit of Happiness in Black Orpheus and Orfeu

Lauren Eldridge (University of Chicago)
The Gift of Music: A Community Music School in a Culture of Aid

3:15-4:45 Music Across Borders
Alecia Barbour, chair

Jack Blaskeiwicz (Stony Brook University)
“Belgium's La Muette de Portici

Karin Heim (Northeastern University)
“Beats not Bombs: Hip-Hop to Create Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

Woo Chan Lee (University of Chicago)
“Exercising the Korean Self, Exorcizing the Western Other”

8:00 Tragédie de Carmen (Peter Brook's adaptation of Bizet's Carmen)
Recital Hall, Staller Center for the Arts