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Friday, March 15

Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (Room C-209)

16:15   Opening Remarks   Dean Sean Ferguson

16:30   Welcome and Bienvenue: Music in Montréal  

            “Share the Warmth, Share the Power: Music Education, Social Service Providers, and Systematic Change in Montreal”

            Emily Hopkins, McGill University

            “Interprète et immigrant au Québec: quels défis relever, quelles stratégies développer?”

            Florence Leyssieux, Université de Montréal

17:30   Wine & Cheese Reception


Saturday, March 16

Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (Room C-209)

9:00   Early Intertextualities  

            “The Apotheosis of the Salve Regina and the Repertory of MunBS 34”

            Aaron James, Eastman School of Music

            Plorer, gemir, crier: Musical Mourning and the Composer”

            Jane Hatter, McGill University

10:00   Break


10:15   Objects and Others  

            “Harp in Their Mouth: The Role of Memory in African-American Vocal Aesthetic”

            Gianpaolo Chiriacao, Center for Black Music Research, University of Salento

            “Keeping a Safe Distance : Americana and Its Others”

            Christine Steinbock, Carleton University

            “Where Do We Go From Here?: Tales of the Modern in Early English Post-Punk”

            Farley Miller, McGill University

11:45   Lunch Break


13:00   Keynote Presentation  

            “Limits of National History: Stefan Wolpe, Yoko Ono, and the Poetics of Migrant Cosmopolitanism”

            Professor Brigid Cohen, New York University

14:15   Presentation of Student Awards   Professor Eleanor Stubley and Dean Sean Ferguson

            Dean's Essay Prize

            Graduate Sound Recording Competition

14:30   Break


14:45   Between Meistersinger and Meinhof: The Politics of German Music  

            “Engaging German Leftist Theory with German Musical Practices in the Psychedelic Era”

            Benjamin Court, UCLA

            "Opera and Politics: Die Meistersinger at the Intersections of New York City and World War II”

            Gwen, D’Amico, Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, City University of New York

15:45   Break


16:00   Boundaries  

            “Functions of Silence in the Twelve-Tone Music of Anton Webern””

            Eric Lo, McGill University

            "Elusive Narratives both Fish & Fowl: Structures of Representation in the Electroacoustic Music of Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt”

            Danielle Sofer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

19:00   Symposium Dinner   Pèlerin Magellan (330 rue Ontario Est)


Sunday, March 17

Room C-201

9:00   The Stuff of Authorship: Materials and Voices  

            “Grounding the Sound: Materiality in the Soundtracks of Leone and Morricone”

            Agnes Malkinson, Carleton University

            ""C’est l’histoire de Manon Lescaut": The Evolution of Authorial Voice in Massenet and Puccini”

            Alessandra Jones, Hunter College

10:00   Break


10:15   The Practice of Performance  

            “Ecouter le visible, voir l’audible: l’importance du geste musical dans la compréhension des stylistiques et esthétiques musicales (approche comparée de musiques centre-asiatiques et iranienne)”

            Farrokh Vahabzadeh, Université de Montréal

            “Teaching Comprehensive Musicianship Through Improvisation: The Resurrection of Partimento”

            Stephanie Khoury, McGill University

11:15   Break


11:30   Readings from Vienna Woods  

            “Mahler’s Fourth as Satyr Play”

            Leah Batstone, McGill University

            “In Possession of the Muse: Nature and the Eternal Feminine in Alban Berg’s Lulu

            Arianne Johnson, Brandeis University