MMF Abstract Workshop

Earlier this week, SMR members participated in a workshop organized by MMF (Michigan Music Forum) to share abstracts in anticipation of call-for-proposal deadlines for upcoming conferences. Participants read and provided feedback for one another's abstracts. Hopefully 2018 will be another year of a strong U-M presence at regional, national, and international conferences! SMR members carefully … Continue reading MMF Abstract Workshop

Successful Dissertation Defense: Kathryn Cox, Historical Musicology

On December 5, Kathryn Cox (Historical Musicology) successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “‘What Happened to the Post-War Dream?’: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Affect in British Rock of the 1960s and 1970s” (abstract below). Congratulations, Kathryn! “What Happened to the Post-War Dream?”: Nostalgia, Trauma, and Affect in British Rock of the 1960s and 1970s The widespread popularity … Continue reading Successful Dissertation Defense: Kathryn Cox, Historical Musicology

SMR Members at Annual AMS Meeting

Recently, SMR members attended the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Rochester, NY. Members attended the usual line-up of paper sessions, keynotes, and receptions. In addition, one SMR member, Vivian Luong, presented a paper at a session entitled “Intellectual Roots Reviewed” (see abstract below). Congratulations and nice work, Vivian!     Philosophies … Continue reading SMR Members at Annual AMS Meeting

SMR Members at SMT Annual Meeting

Several SMR members attended the recent annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Arlington, VA. Three of these presented four papers between themselves: Josh Devries presented his paper entitled “HOPE (George Crumb's Black Angels)” at the inaugural meeting of the Archival and Autograph Documents Interest Group. This session was comprised of 10-minute "Lightning … Continue reading SMR Members at SMT Annual Meeting

SMR Members at the SEM Annual Meeting

Recently, several ethnomusicologists from U-M traveled to Denver, CO for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (Oct 26–29). Two SMR members, James McNally and Ho Chak Law, presented papers at this conference. James's paper explores vissungo songs from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and Ho Chak's paper examines a musical arrangement by … Continue reading SMR Members at the SEM Annual Meeting

U-M Ethnomusicology Represents at the 2017 Chicago Marathon

Last weekend, Ho Chak Law raced in the Chicago Marathon. He finished in a personal best of 2:58.10, placing him in the top 150 runners in a rather competitive age bracket (see below for results). This time qualifies him to run other marathons, including the Boston. But don't bother looking for Ho Chak training around … Continue reading U-M Ethnomusicology Represents at the 2017 Chicago Marathon

never twice the same // an audiovisual recital

UPDATE: Check out videos from the live performance An acute sense of belonging nowhere 9 pieces for piano and electronics Relearn/(unlearn) never twice the same is a performance created in collaboration with LA-based filmmaker Lynn Hong, Berkeley/St. Louis-based poet David Alejandro Hernandez, and Vancouver/Ann Arbor–based new-media artist Kiran Bhumber. The program explores traumatic memory and … Continue reading never twice the same // an audiovisual recital