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Friday, March 12th – Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (Room C-209)


Opening Remarks 




Instruments and Instrumentalists I: Overture

Erin Helyard, session chair


Bethany Cencer, SUNY Stony Brook
“Performing Pietism: Kuhnau’s Biblical Sonatas” (Lecture-Recital)




Wine and Cheese Reception


Saturday, March 13th – Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (Room C-209)


Instruments and Instrumentalists II: Aesthetics and Invention in France

Jean-Willy Kunz, session chair


Eric J. Wang, UCLA


“The Quiet Hand: Aesthetics of Bodily Decorum in the Keyboard Music of François Couperin”



Augustin Tiffou, L’Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne


“Le basson français dans les brevets d’invention”



Canadiana I: From Tone Magic to Overtone Mysticism (and Beyond)

Kevin O’Neil, session chair


Matthew Toth, University of Western Ontario


“Landscape and Nationalism in R. Murray Schafer’s And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon



William Guerin, Indiana University


Comme c’est étrange, cette musique qui ne bouge pas: Claude Vivier and Spectral Music”


  Break for Lunch  (on your own) 


Keynote Address
Professor Matthew Brown, Eastman School of Music
“ ‘The Heinrich Maneuver’: Cognitive Consequences and Cultural Repercussions”

Professor Don McLean,
Dean of the Schulich School of Music, session Chair




Dean’s Essay Prize (for excellence in McGill graduate writing)

Awarded by Professor Julie E. Cumming, Director of Graduate Studies in Music



A Spattering of Collage Music

Mimi Haddon, session chair


Damian Blättler, Yale University


“Allusion as a Formal Determinant in the Music of Martinů”



Daniel Robinson, The University at Buffalo


“Walter Ruttmann’s ‘Blind Film’: ‘Wochenende’(1930), a Musicological Investigation into an Audio-Visual Anomaly”



Transposing Krebs: Meter and Hypermeter in Blues and Jazz

Benjamin Duinker, session chair



Sean Lorre, Rutgers University



“Pre-standardized Blues Phraseology: Superimposition of Metric Symmetry in Marc Ribot’s ‘St. James Infirmary’ and Robert Johnson’s ‘Come on in My Kitchen’ ”




Alex W. Rodriguez, Rutgers University



“White and Blue: Rhythmic Complexity in the Early Improvisations of Jack Teagarden”


17:00                                                            v  Break before Dinner  v


19:30             Joint-Conference Dinner with Improvisation and Social Aesthetics Conference  (Sala Rosa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent)



Sunday, March 14th – Room C-201


Canadiana II: Locating and Hearing Canadian Identity

Keith Wace, session chair


Jamie Meyers-Riczu, University of Calgary


“CBC Radio, Glenn Gould and Isolation”



Nicholas Thompson, McGill University


“A Musicological Approach to Musical Identity: Mapping Musical Sound onto Theories of Identity and Place”



Initiation and Innovation in Vocal Music

Colette Simonot, session chair


Barbara Swanson, Case Western Reserve University


“Lamentation as a Vehicle of Innovation in Late 16th-Century Roman Chant Reform and Monody”



Kimberly White, McGill University


“The Debutante and Her Critics: Ritual Initiation at the Paris Opéra”



In Sound More than Sound: Tropes and Transmission through Music

Michael Ethen, session chair


Raphaëlle Brochet, Wesleyan University


“ ‘Add Some Spice!’: Intonation in Konnakol”



Mel Backstrom, McGill University


“The Dynamics of ‘Freedom’ and Gender in Jazz: A Comparative Analysis of Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane”