This summer, theorist Anna Rose Nelson was awarded a one-month stipend from the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland to conduct research pertaining to her dissertation on miniature forms in modernist compositions. While she was there, she spent the bulk of her time carefully analyzing the sketch material available for Brian Ferneyhough's Sonatas for String Quartet (1967), which was conceived in five large movements but exists in published form as 24 short "fragments." Thanks to help from Dr. Simon Obert, she was also lucky enough to study sketches for Anton Webern's Sechs Bagatellen (1911/1913) and a small book the composer kept with a record of the items in his library, complete with two preserved four-leaf clovers!
SMR Beginning-of-Year "BBQ" – August 31, 2020
Carlos Pérez Tabares presents at Music Theory Midwest – July 21, 2020
Dorian Mueller (virtually) presents at MaMI – May 31, 2020
The Covid diaries: how SMR is working from home – May 03, 2020
SMR alumna lands tenure-track position – April 29, 2020
Elizabeth McLain innovates with social media during COVID-19 – April 14, 2020