City University, 12th -13th November 2021

12th November, TAGS

For internaitonal delegates presenting remotely, here is a zoom link:
Meeting ID: 977 0093 6848
Passcode: 276533
All times indicated are GMT.

10:00  Yanina Daniluk (Indiana University, Bloomington): “Foreshadowing and remembering as central ideas in A Survivor from Warsaw”

10.30     Rafael Echevarria (The University of Sydney): “In Search of Processual Form: On the Concept of Becoming”

11:00     Nicholas Hunter (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia): “Chromatic Voice-Leading and Common-Tone Reharmonisation in Lili Boulanger’s Thème et variations

11:30     Marta Riccardi (Liverpool): “Cyclical patterns and symmetrical scales: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Magic”

12:00     Lunch & Lunchtime concert: City Pierrot Ensemble, Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Ravel’s Piano Trio
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14.30     Owen Burton (York): “Exoticism or Modernism? – Forms and Flight in Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus”   
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15:00     Yvonne Teo (Durham): “Post-Tonality and Coherence: Copland, Ravel and Vaughan Williams”
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15:30     Bozhidar Chapkanov (City): Lecture Recital: “Light and Darkness in Franz Liszt’s Late Piano Music”
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16:00     Break

16:15     Keynote: Michiel Schuijer: “Endangered Species: Counterpoint as Cultural Heritage”. Participate on ZOOM.

13th November, Workshop on Neo-Riemannian Analysis


13:30-14:00    Introduction and short open discussion on ‘works’ and ‘texts’
14:00-15:00    Session 1 – An Introduction to neo-Riemannian analysis (Prof. Ramon Satyendra)
The first session takes up questions on the application of triadic neo-Riemannian theory to analysis. We will discuss characteristic types of triadic progression that suggest a neo-Riemannian approach, and analytical considerations that arise when a neo-Riemannian type of progression embeds (or is embedded into) progressions of other types. We will also look at expanding the reach of a neo-Riemannian approach by creating a larger system that combines neo-Riemannian operations with pitch-class transpositions and inversions. In this larger system, we will evaluate the analytical possibilities of “system modulation,” the technique of modulating a chord network by an “external” transformation so as to create new progressions from old in a way that preserves essential features.
15:00-15:15     Break
15:15-16:45    Session 2 – Creating hybrid methodologies (Prof. Ramon Satyendra)
The second session considers applications of neo-Riemannian theory to the analysis of post-tonal music through a theoretical extension, the “generalized contextual group,” that enables neo-Riemannian transformations to be applied to pitch collections of any type or size (except the bare tritone). Also considered will be the analysis of chord voicings from a neo-Riemannian perspective–an application that also involves the generalized contextual group.
16:45-17:30    Break
17:30-18:30    Session 3 – neo-Riemannian Visualisations (Bozhidar Chapkanov), and Q&A.
18:30-18:45    Break
18:45-19:45    Session 4 – Reflections and Final Remarks