Monday, February 11, 2013

Conference Program

2013 Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium: Program

The program for the 2013 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!

Music of the Spectacle

Friday, February 22 (1006 Humanities Building)

11:30 Coffee and Registration, Light refreshments
12:15 Opening Remarks
Professor Judith Lochhead, Director of Graduate Studies
Benjamin Downs, Symposium Chair

12:30-1:30 Popular Combinatorics
David Blake, chair

Lindsay Wright (University of Chicago)
 “Collage, Montage, and Meaning in Popular Music”

Olivia Benware (University of New Hampshire)
 “Live-Looping, Andrew Bird, and the Spectacle of the Modern One Man Band”

1:45-2:45 Spectacle, Out of Doors
Kassie Hartford, chair

Glenda Bates (Stony Brook University)
 “Pomp, Performance, and Palio: Music’s Role in Ceremony and Spectacle as a Construct of Cultural Identity and Civic Pride in the Sienese Republic, 1260–1555”

Antonette Adiova (University of Michigan)
 “Street Dancing in Hybrid Space: Religiosity and Commercialism in the Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia”

3:00-4:00 Spectacle across Media
Bethany Cencer, chair

 Michael Boerner (Pennsylvania State University)
 “Erik Satie and the Influence of Parisian Dadaism”

 Monica Chieffo (Tufts University)
 “Maria’s Veils, Salome’s Machinery: The Dance Scene in Metropolis  and Salome

4:15-5:30 Keynote Address
Professor Ryan Minor, chair

 Professor David Levin (University of Chicago)

Reception to follow
Staller Center, Music Wing

8:00-9:00pm Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel
Staller Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 23 (Tabler Conference Room)

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Bagels

9:00-10:30 Reconstructed Voices
Carlo Lanfossi, chair

 Katherine Kaiser (Stony Brook University)
 “Music Without Spectale?: Intimate Auralities in Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Rissolty Rossilty

 John Romey (Case Western Reserve University)
 “Dancourt’s Early Divertissements: Musical Theater At The Comédie-Français (1685–1699)”

 Amanda L. C. Fontaine (University of New Hampshire)
 “’O Friends, Not These Strains:’ An Analysis of the Use of Text and Textual Symbolism in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony”

11:00-12:00 Sonic Spaces
Benjamin Downs, chair

Nathan Friedman (Wesleyan University)
 “Modifying the Demeanor of the Galaxies: Spectacle and Utopia in the Music of Iannis Xenakis”

Orit Hilewicz (Columbia University)
 “Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel Transforming the Boundaries of Individuality: A Study in Musical Ekphrasis”

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