Programme

 

Friday, March 13th
Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C209)

Opening Remarks
4:30
Michael Ethen, Symposium Chair

Xenakis in Performance
Roger Wu Feria, session chair

4:35
Benjamin Duinker, McGill University
Rebonds, by Iannis Xenakis: Thoughts on Structure, Analysis, and Performance

5:30
~Wine and Cheese Reception~

 


Saturday, March 14th
Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C209)

Empirical Approaches to the Performing Body
Harry Saitis, session chair

9:30
Erika Donald, McGill University
“Balance & Bowing: Investigating the Effects of Tempo on Bowing and Torso Movements in Expert Cello Playing”

10:00
Flora Nassrallah, University of Ottawa
“The Relationship Between the Breathing Patterns of Pianists and Their Physical Movements While Executing Various Performing Tasks”

10:30
YiFei Liu, University of Ottawa
“University Music Major Students’ Perceptual Span in Piano Sight Reading: Effects of Notational Complexity”

11:00–11:15 Break

Cycles and Psyches
Irene Feher, session chair

11:15
David Blake, Stony Brook University
“Robert Schumann’s ‘Kind im Einschlummern’: Schlafe or Tod?”

11:45
Paulina Piedzia, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
“Pierrot, His Modern Glory and the Role of Max Kowalski in Shaping Pierrot’s Destiny”

12:15–1:30 Lunch

Keynote Presentation
David Brackett, session chair

1:30
Steve Waksman, Smith College
“This Ain't the Summer of Love: Genre, History, and the Metal/Punk Continuum”

2:30–2:45 Break

Dean’s Essay Prize
2:45–3:00

Distorting the Popular Voice
Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, session chair

3:00
Lucille Mok, Harvard University
“Beyond the Unspoken: Race and Sexuality in Freddie Mercury’s Silence and Sound”

3:30
David Rowat, University of Ottawa
“Vocal Production and Analytic Contexts in Extreme Metal Music”

4:00–4:10 Break

Bartók at 128
Steven Cannon, session chair

4:10
Rachel Adelstein, The University of Chicago
“Transformer: Bartók Between Research and Composition”

4:40
Yi-Cheng Wu, State University of New York at Buffalo
“A Unitary Interpretation of Voices in Bartok’s Bulgarian Rhythm, from Mikrokosmos Book 4, no. 115”

6:30
~Visitors’ Dinner (Maharaja Banquet Hall)~

 


Sunday, March 15th
Room C201

The Future Now: Fresh Looks at Contemporary Music
Nils Peters, session chair

10:00
Dan Wang, The University of Western Ontario
“Private Rooms and Open Plains: Abstract Space in the Music of John Adams”

10:30
Nathan Heidelberger, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
“Timbre Based Analysis in the Music of Liza Lim”

11:00
Erika Donald, Xenia Pestov, and D. Andrew Stewart, McGill University
“The Digital Orchestra: Digital Musical Instruments and Performance Practice”

11:30–11:40 Break

Border Battles
Daniel Donnelly, session chair

11:40
Peter Kupfer, The University of Chicago
“Between Hollywood and Gollivud, Between Jazz and Dzhaz: (Film)Music, Ideology, and Entertainment in the Soviet Musical Comedy”

12:10
Ma-dan Ho, National Taiwan University
“Virtual Setting, Redefined Boundaries: Music and the Alternative Taipei Newspaper Pots”