Thursday, May 31, 2007

Music and the Self

This is a conference sponsored by ECHO, the online "music centered journal." Held at UCLA, in Schoenberg Music Building, the conference is this weekend, June 1-2. Here is the program:

Friday June 1st, 2007
Schoenberg Music Building, 1344

3:30 pm: Check-in and Refreshments

4-6 pm: Panel I
Philip Gentry (UCLA), Chair

James Deaville (Carleton University) "Trailers Are a Film's Worst Friend: Re-Framing Moulin Rouge Through Image and Music"

Charles Carson (University of Pennsylvania) "'But Do It With Taste': Race, Class and the Origins of Smooth Jazz"

Justin Schell (University of Minnesota), "'Modern Urban Norman
Rockwells': Hip-Hop and the Twin Cities"

6 pm: Dinner Catered by ASUCLA
Ackermann 2nd Floor Lounge

8 pm: Concert by Eric Wang, harpsichordist
Location: The Rotunda, UCLA Powell Library
Featuring works by works by Froberger, Soler, Scarlatti, and Handel


Saturday, June 2nd
Royce Hall, Conference Room 314

9 am: Coffee and Continental Breakfast

9:15-10:45 am: Panel II
Stephan Pennington (UCLA), Chair

Lisa Musca (UCLA) "Music as a Way of Knowing: Idealism, Bessonenheit, and Subjectivity in Beethoven's Late Bagatelles"

Silvio dos Santos (Youngstown State University), "Constructing Identity: The Case of Alwa in Alban Berg's Opera Lulu"

Sean Nye (University of Minnesota), "What is Teutonic?: On the German Question Today"

11-12:15 pm: Keynote Address: Susan McClary (UCLA), "Self-ish Musicology"

12:30-2 pm: Lunch on your own

2-3:30 pm: Panel III
Kelsey Cowger (UCLA), Chair

Ryan Dohoney (Columbia University), "Feldman's Grid and Pollock's Body: Avant-garde Performance and Cold War Masculinity"

Martin Nedbal (Eastman School of Music), "Dvorak's Armida and the Czech Oriental 'Self'"

Joseph Di Ponio (SUNY-Stony Brook), "Freudian Identity and the Prism of Guattari": (De)Territorializing the Narrative of Savatore Sciarrino's Infinito Nero"

3:30-4 pm: Coffee Break

4-5:30 pm: Panel IV
Zarah Ersoff (UCLA), Chair

Jennifer Saltzstein (University of Pennsylvania), "'Ci respondit la dame': Gender and Voice in Medieval French Song Citation"

Jenny Olivia Johnson (New York University), "'Those Songs': An Acoustic Reading of Childhood Sexual Abuse"

Robert Walser (UCLA), "Musicking as Selfing: How Our Brains Lie to Us and How We Lie Back"

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