Thursday, February 08, 2007

Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

Several of my friends are involved in this conference, including one that switched jobs since I last saw him.

Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic
Fourth Annual Conference – Spring 2007
Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

Friday, March 23
12:00 – 1:00 – Registration, Conversation and Refreshments

Session 1: Time, Text, and Narrative
Session Chair: Cynthia Folio (Temple University)

1:00: Multiply-Directed Moments in Brahms’s Schön war, das ich dir weihte. . .(Op. 95, no.7), 2007 Winner of the Dorothy Payne Award & Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper - Melissa Hoag (Indiana University)

1:30: Found in Translation? Discovering the Middleground of Music and Speech - Bret Aarden (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

2:00: Narrative and Inter-Self: Form and Expressive Meaning in Takemitsu’s Rain Tree - Tomoko Deguchi (Winthrop University)

2:30: Range, Tessitura, and Text-Setting in Byrd’s Vocal Polyphony - Jason A. Gersh (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

3:00 – 3:30: Refreshments and Conversation

Session 2: 20th-Century Music
Session Chair: Steven Harper (Georgia State University)

3:30: Hierarchy, Prolongation, and Harmonic Structure in “Majesty of Christ Praying That His Father Should Glorify Him” from Messiaen’s L’Ascension - Martin Lee (University at Buffalo)

4:00: Ligeti’s Pièce électronique no. 3 and its Relation to Stockhausen’s Serial Practice - Benjamin Levy (University of Maryland)

4:30: Repetition, Memory, and Stuplimity in For Samuel Beckett by Morton Feldman - Philip Duker (University of Michigan)

5:00 – 5:30: Reception

5:30 – 7:00: Banquet and Presentation of the Dorothy Payne Award & Prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper

Saturday, March 24

7:30 – 8:30: Officers and Members of the Board Meeting, with the Publications & Gamut Advisory Committee and the Gamut Editorial Board

8:30 – 9:00: Continental Breakfast For All

Session 3 – Tonality in Theory and Analysis
Session Chair: Adam Ricci (University of North Carolina Greensboro)

9:00: On Function - Jill Brasky (American University)

9:30: Understanding Hybridity: Comparing Geometric Models of Tonal Hierarchy - Richard Randall (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

10:00: One Step Beyond: Beethoven’s Whole-Tone Transpositions - Eric Wen (The Curtis Institute of Music)

10:30: Refreshments and Conversation

Session 4: Modernism
Session Chair: Carl Wiens (Nazareth College)

11:00: Bach’s Tetrachords and Stravinsky’s Blocks: The Sketches for the “Grand Chorale” - Don Traut (University of Arizona)

11:30: All in the Family: Contour, Musical Domains, and Motive ‘Families’ as Continuity in Webern’s Unfinished Cello Sonata (1914) - Carolyn Mullin (Florida State University)

12:00 – 1:30: Luncheon

1:30 – 2:00: Business Meeting, Including a Short, Exciting Presentation on GAMUT by Phil
Ewell of the University of Tennessee [GAMUT is the new online journal for this society]

Session 5: Rhythm
Session Chair: Stephen Hopkins (Penn State University)

2:00: A Circular Plot for Rhythm Visualization and Analysis - Fernando Benadon (American University)

2:30: Bimetricality and Linear Funk Drumming - Joti Rockwell (University of Chicago)

3:00: Nonlinear Time in Funk as Exemplified in James Brown - Gabriel Miller (The Ohio State University)

3:30: Hypermetric Irregularity, Incongruence and Innovation in Songs of Roy Orbison - Mark Richardson (East Carolina University)

4:00: Conversation and Adieu

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