7th July Zoom : Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability

Join us at 6.30pm (UK Time) here. Joseph Straus (Graduate Center, City University of New York) Abstract. Modernist music is centrally concerned with bodies and minds that deviate from normative standards for appearance and function.  The musical features that make music modern are precisely those that can be understood to represent disability.  Modernist musical representations […]

“Together in Performance: Examining (the) Pitch-Based Bonding in Ensemble Playing”

Dr Cecilia Oinas (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki) SMA ZOOM Colloquium, 9th June 2022, 6.30pm UK Time Abstract: In this presentation, I discuss the ways in which sharing the same musical lines, such as unisons or pitch repetitions, may increase and intensify the sense of bonding between performers. While in traditional music theory, joint pitches and parallel lines […]

“Times-A-Changin’: Flexible Meter as Self-Expression in Singer-Songwriter music”

Dr Nancy Murphy (Houston) SMA ZOOM Colloquium, 5th May 2022, 6.30pm UK Time Abstract: In 1960s and 1970s singer-songwriter music, some artists used malleable metric settings alongside other features of self-expression in performance. This resulted in songs with extremes of self-expressive timing flexibility that cannot be accounted for by using a single conception of meter. […]

Society for Music Analysis Annual Conference (NewMAC), Newcastle University, 11–13 July 2022

For full details and registration please visit https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/newmac/ Call for Papers:Newcastle Music Analysis Conference (NewMAC 2022)11–13 July 2022, Newcastle University The SMA is pleased to confirm dates for the Newcastle Music Analysis Conference (NewMAC 2022), which will take place on Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 July 2022 at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University. […]

Naming, Understanding, and Playing with Metaphors in Music

Naming, Understanding, and Playing with Metaphors in Music A Virtual Symposium organized by Nina Eidsheim (UCLA) and Daniel Walden (Durham) with the UCLA PEER Lab & Durham University Music Department Date: April 29-30, 2022 Session Keynotes: – Jessica Bissett Perea, Dena’ina (Native American Studies, UC Davis) – Philip Ewell (Music Theory, Hunter College, CUNY)  – J. Martin Daughtry (Music, NYU) […]

Rethinking Late Webern

Sebastian Wedler Entering into Anton Webern’s twelve-tone music and its complex reception history is like entering into a combat with the Hydra: cleave off one head of the Webern myth, and two more grow in its place, often swinging at you from opposite directions. Understandings of late Webern range widely, from that of an intrepid […]