Academic Year 2016–2017
Abstracts and Speakers
- 9/12/16: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music (or, The Partial Truths of a Musical Anthropology). Ryan Skinner, The Ohio State University.
- 10/3/16: Some Issues with Reissues: The Case of the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music. Dan Blim, Denison University.
- 10/10/16: Realism in Theory and Practice in Early French Sound Film: The Case of Rapt (1934). Leslie Sprout, Drew University.
- 11/14/16: Historical Sound Recording of Traditional Slovenian Music and the Development of Polka in America. Presented by Drago Kunej, assistant professor and head of the Institute of Ethnomusicology at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and Slovene Research Initiative.
- 1/23/17: Frightful Energy: Musical Madness in Final Fantasy VI. Dana Plank, School of Music, The Ohio State University.
- 1/30/17: Listening for Religion in Central Ohio. Isaac Weiner, Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University.
- 2/6/17: Between harmonika and grammatica: The Beginnings of Musical Analysis in the West. Charles Atkinson, Musicology, The Ohio State University.
- 2/27/17: Aural Mutiny: Refusals of the Ear. Benjamin Tausig, Department of Music, SUNY-Stony Brook.
- 3/6/17: Francis La Flesche, Ethnography, Music. Katie Graber, School of Music, The Ohio State University.
- 3/27/17: Musicology and the Contemporary, or How to Tame a Four-Legged Animal. Elena Ungeheuer, Institut für Musikforschung, Universität Würzburg, Germany.
- 4/3/17: Gamelan Performance in Britain: Encounters and Imaginaries. Maria Mendonça, Music and Anthropology, Kenyon College.
- 4/10/17: Lend Me the Way: Ñanda Mañachi and the Path to Andean Musical Fusion. Michelle Wibbelsman, Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University.
Academic Year 2015–2016
- 9/14/15: The Progress of White Notation: From Ink Color to Ideology. Graeme Boone, The Ohio State University.
- 10/5/15: Auditors Abroad: Western Travelers Listen to Meiji-Era Japan. Kerim Yasar, The Ohio State University, East Asian Languages & Literature.
- 10/12/15: Rank and File: Everyday Autobiographies of German Opera after World War II. Emily Richmond Pollock, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- 10/19/15: Gongs and Pop Songs: Sounding Minangkabau in Indonesia. Jennifer Fraser, Oberlin College & Conservatory.
- 11/2/15: "The Notes Mean Something": Improvised Music and the Study of Religion. Jason Bivins, North Carolina State University. Professor Bivins' visit co-sponsored by the Music and Sound Studies Working Group of the Humanities and the Department of Comparative Studies. This lecture presented at the Humanities Institute in the George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave.
- 11/23/15: Blues in the Church: Performing Pluralism in East Berlin. Alison Furlong, The Ohio State University.
- 4/25/16, Special Lecture in Musicology: Diane Touliatos-Miles (University of Missouri, St. Louis), recipient of the 2016 Ohio State University School of Music Distinguished Alumnus Award, presents Kassia, the First Female Composer: Beautiful, Talented - but Too Brilliant to Become Empress.
- 2/8/16: Annie Listens to Tristan While Melanie Plays Debussy, or: Two Women Pursue Love, Eschew Hysteria, and Go Musicking in Hitchcock’s The Birds. Arved Ashby, The Ohio State University.
- 2/22/16: Music Surveyors: A History of Expert Testimony in Music Copyright Litigation. Katherine Leo, The Ohio State University.
- 2/29/16: The Sounds of Consensus: American Pop Music in the Cold War Years. Charlie McGovern, College of William and Mary. Co-sponsored by the Program in Popular Culture Studies.
- 3/7/16 - Symposium on Music and Emotion
- Luigi Rossi and the Lament Tradition. Lois Rosow, The Ohio State University.
- Irony, Identity and Heroic Failure in Richard Strauss' Don Juan. Michael Malone, Ohio Wesleyan University.
- What do appraisal theories tell us about musical emotions? Udo Will, The Ohio State University.
- 3/28/16: Ghostly Voices and Enchanting Strains: Music and the Supernatural in the Eighteenth-Century Gothic Novel. Olivia Wikle, The Ohio State University.
- 4/4/16: Musical Stereotyping of American Jewry in Early 20th-Century Mass Media. Daniel Goldmark, Case Western Reserve University. Co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at Ohio State.
- 4/11/16: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro: A Society “Far from Well." James Lovensheimer, Vanderbilt University.
- 4/18/16 Metronome Marks, the Composer’s Intention, and the Sense of the Work. Mary Hunter, Bowdoin College.
Academic Year 2014–2015
- 9/8/14: A Theory of the Musically Sublime. David Huron, The Ohio State University.
- 9/15/14: Participatory Discrepancies and the Political Force of Musical Beauty. Barry Shank, The Ohio State University.
- 9/22/14: Singing Prudentian Hymns in the Early Middle Ages. Sam Barrett, University of Cambridge.
- 9/29/14: Whistling as Women's Work. Maribeth Clark, New College of Florida. Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
- 10/6/14: Retuning the Music of the Spheres: Johannes Kepler and the Transition from the Renaissance to the Musical Baroque. Nicholas Johnson, Butler University.
- 10/13/14: An Afropolitan Muse. Ryan Skinner, The Ohio State University.
- 10/24/14: Playback Singing, Performance, and the Performativity of Voice in South India. Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College. Co-sponsored by the Music and Sound Working Group of the Humanities Institute, the Department of Comparative Studies, and the South Asian Studies Task Force.
- 11/24/14: Performance and Creativity in Religious Experience: A case study of Pentecostal-charismatic Romani worship music from Hungary. Kinga Povedák, visiting researcher at The Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies.
- 1/12/15: On the Current State of Research on the Missa graeca and the Melodic Tradition of the Doxa in ipsistis Theo in the West. Charles M. Atkinson, The Ohio State University.
- 1/26/15: What Was 'Dialectical Music'? Notes on the Contradictions of American Musical Minimalism. Sumanth Gopinath, University of Minnesota.
- 2/9/15: Stretching Time: Quantum Sonic Legacies from Denis Gabor to Ableton Live. Jonathan Sterne, professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology at McGill University will give a public lecture in the Senate Chamber Room at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Co-sponsored by the Music and Sound Working Group and by the Department of Comparative Studies.
- 2/16/15: Did Johann Sebastian Bach suffer from burnout? New Discoveries Regarding Bach's Late Years. Michael Maul, Universities of Leipzig and Halle (Germany). Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
- 2/19/15: At the Intersection of Music and Art: Repertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM). Alan Green, professor and head librarian of Music/Dance Library. Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Library, Campus Reading Room (11th floor). Reception to follow. Presented by University Libraries.
- 2/23/15: Contemporary Eugene Onegins: Social Media and the Reorientation of the Russian Intelligentsia in the 21st Century. Emily Erken, The Ohio State University.
- 3/2/15: Hip-Hop Ukraine: Music, Race, and African Migration. Adriana Helbig, University of Pittsburgh. Co-sponsored by the Music and Sound Working Group, Humanities Institute.
- 3/9/15: From individual to shared experience: Entrainment to non- and quasi-periodic music. The case of North Indian Alap. Udo Will, The Ohio State University.
- 3/30/15: Amarushina Tupari: Otavalan Performance Aesthetics and the Symbolism of the Serpenteado Dance Pattern. Michelle Wibbelsman, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University.
- 4/6/15: Mahler's Manner of Musical Remembrance. Arved Ashby, The Ohio State University.
- 4/13/15: Staging Time and Space in the tragédie en musique. Lois Rosow, The Ohio State University.
- 4/20/15: 'This is my country': Class, Identity, and Nationhood in Swedish Hip Hop. Michael McEachrane, independent scholar/activist. Co-sponsored by the Department of African American and African Studies. Funded by a Research and Creative Activities Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences to support the interdisciplinary study of Afro-Swedish Public Culture.
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