2016-2017 Speakers

Fall October 20th:  Music and Empire: A Discussion with Olivia Bloechl and Tamara Levitz Room: SMB 1439 Time: 4:15-6:00 PM Reception: Seminar Room, 6PM November 17th: Alejandro Planchart (UCSB), “The Liturgical and Political Context of Du Fay’s Mass Music in the 1440s” Room: SMB 1439 Time: 4:00 PM Reception: Seminar Room, 5:30 PM Winter January 19th: Wendy Heller (Princeton) Room and … Continue reading 2016-2017 Speakers

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2014–2015 Speakers

November 20, 2014: Kristi Brown-Montesano, The Colburn School December 4, 2014: David MacFadyen, UCLA January 22, 2015: Anna Maria Busse Berger, UC Davis February 5, 2015: Gary Tomlinson, Yale University April 16, 2015: Su Yin Mak, The Chinese University of Hong Kong April 23, 2015: Robin James, UNC Charlotte May 28, 2015: Josh Kun, USC

Robin James: April 23, 2015

Robin James University of North Carolina at Charlotte Composing “Normal”: Uncool Labor and the Politics of Whiteness in Attali, Spandau Ballet, and Taylor Swift April 23, 2015 at 3:30 PM Room 1439, Schoenberg Music Building Jacques Attali’s 1977 book Noise is foundational to the critical study of music. Re-reading Noise through Michel Foucault’s 1976-79 lecture … Continue reading Robin James: April 23, 2015

Su Yin Mak: April 16, 2015

Su Yin Mak The Chinese University of Hong Kong   Of that life-warm image:  Representations of the Imagination in Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 April 16, 2015, 3:30 PM Room 1439, Schoenberg Music Building Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 has long been associated with memory and nostalgia, not least … Continue reading Su Yin Mak: April 16, 2015

Gary Tomlinson: February 5, 2015

Gary Tomlinson Yale University A Million Years of Music:  The Emergence of Human Modernity February 5, 2015, 3:30 PM Room 1439, Schoenberg Music Building   What is the origin of music? In this talk Gary Tomlinson draws from the areas of archaeology, cognitive science, paleolinguistics, and evolutionary theory to outline a new narrative for the emergence of … Continue reading Gary Tomlinson: February 5, 2015

Anna Maria Busse Berger: January 22, 2015

Anna Maria Busse Berger University of California, Davis Compositional Process: A Reappraisal January 22, 2015, 3:30 PM Room 1439, Schoenberg Music Building   In the last few decades a number of scholars have undertaken detailed studies of compositional process from various angles, and Professor Busse Berger thinks we can safely say that their research has resulted in … Continue reading Anna Maria Busse Berger: January 22, 2015