Friday, November 5

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Coffee break room (open all day long)

9:30-10:45 ET

10:00-10:45 ET

11:00-12:30 ET

Transforming Tunes/Appropriating Styles

Mark Spicer, Chair

  • Frederick Reece, “Albinoni’s” Adagio: Baroque Forgeries and the Test of Time
  • Bruno Alcalde, Listener Interactions with Musical Hybridity in the Piano Puzzler Podcast
  • Ben Baker, Irony and Improvisation in Jazz Covers by The Bad Plus

Jason Yust Yust, Chair

  • Dmitri Tymoczko, The Quadruple Hierarchy
  • Patrick Domico and Lucy Y. Liu, Compositional Techniques that Define Stravinsky’s Neoclassical Counterpoint
  • Karl Braunschweig, Embedded Dissonance in 18th- and 19th-Century Theory and Practice
Rethinking Jazz

Garrett Michaelsen, Chair

  • Dustin Chau, Revisiting Kane’s Jazz Ontology: Signifyin(g) on Tune Titles
  • Stephen S. Hudson, Decentering White Music Theory with Jazz Theory and Drake
  • Timothy Koozin, The Music of Leanne La Havas: Embodiment and Mediation in Neo-Soul
Poster Session 2: The Late 18th Century – And Beyond

Nathan Martin, Chair

  • Christopher Segall, Sonata Form Without Main Theme
  • Ellen Bakulina and Edward Klorman, Cadence as a Hypermetrical Focus
  • Alan Elkins, Mixed Signals: Schematic and Form-Functional Ambiguity in the Keyboard Fantasias of C.P.E. Bach
  • Jenine Brown and Daphne Tan, A Context-Sensitive Approach to the Pre-Dominant Function
  • Damian Blättler, Deferred Tonic Returns in Maurice Ravel's Sonata Forms

11:00-2:15 ET

Antiracist Music Theories: Redefining The Discipline’s Key Terms

Jade Conlee (Yale University), Tatiana Koike (Yale University), Organizers

Philip Ewell (Hunter College of the City University of New York), Chair

  • Derek Baron, Autonomy: Liberal Musicology, Marxist Aesthetics, and Racial Capitalism
  • Sam Reenan, Form: Deconstructing Hierarchy and Standard
  • Renata Yazzie, Siihasin: A Diné Perspective on Music Analysis
  • José R. Torres-Ramos, Mariachismo: Sounded Hypermasculinity
  • Cat Slowik, The Technē Turn
  • Martin Scherzinger, Meter, Africanized
  • Daniel Walden, Pitch Fundamentalism and the Colonization of Tonal Space
  • Jade Conlee, Audiation, Musical Aptitude, and Racial Epistemology
  • Garrett Groesbeck, Scale, Chōshi, and the Tuning of the Heavens: Orientalism in Discussions of Japanese Music Theory
  • Brian Fairley, Polyphony: Difference and Separability in Global Perspective

12:45-2:15 ET

Pop Vocals

Johanna Devaney, Chair

  • Emily Milius, Voice as Trauma Recovery: Vocal Timbre in Kesha’s “Praying”
  • Drew Nobile, Alanis Morissette’s Voices
  • Mary Blake Rose, That’s the Way I Am, Heaven Help Me: The Role of Pronunciation in Billy Bragg’s Recordings
Performative Challenges

Daphne Leong, Chair

  • Christa Cole, “And the Nightingale Sings…”: Performative Effort in Elisabeth Lutyens’s The Valley of Hatsuse, Op. 62
  • Ben Duinker, Unpacking Interpretive Difficulty in Contemporary Music
  • Kara Yoo Leaman, Techniques of a Musician-Dancer: Analysis of an Improvised Tap Dance Performance by Dormeshia
New Perspectives On Tonality

Daniel Harrison, Chair

  • Trevor deClercq, The Logic of Six-Based Minor for Harmonic Analyses of Popular Music
  • Brad Osborn, Dual Leading-Tone Loops in Recent Multimedia
  • Gabriel Venegas-Carro and Gabriel Navia, Plagal Orientation in Tonal Music: A Syntactic Approach

12:45-4:00 ET

Voice, Sexuality, and Embodiment in Black Worship

Sponsored by the Committee on LGBTQ+ Issues

Fred Maus (University of Virginia), Organizer

Part 1: Suzannah Clark (Harvard University), Chair; Ashon Crawley (University of Virginia, Religious Studies), Presenter; and Vivian Luong (University of Oklahoma), Respondent

Part 2: Fred Maus (University of Virginia), Chair; Alisha Lola Jones (Indiana University), Presenter; Stephan Pennington (Tufts University), Respondent

Part 3: Open conversation about LGBTQ issues and professional life (research, teaching, work-place)

2:30-4:00 ET

Analyzing Complex Rhythms

Clifton Callender, Chair

  • Tiffany Nicely, Mixed Messages: Motivic Ambiguity in Guinean Malinke Dance Drumming
  • Stephen Taylor, Hemiola, Polytempo, and Aksak Rhythm in Nancarrow’s Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra
  • David Geary, A Three-Part Approach for Analyzing the Beat in Popular Music
Analysis Within Temporal Context

John Roeder, Chair

  • Scott Gleason, Analytical and Compositional Aspects of Webern Reception at Darmstadt and Princeton
  • Hei-Yeung (John) Lai, Recontextualized Musical Quotations in Two Repetitive Post-Tonal Works of Adams and Górecki
  • Tobias Tschiedl, Contour Theory, Gesture and Embodiment: Promises, Problems and Continuous Alter
Sounds Of Freedom/Liberation/Demilitarization

Rachel Lumsden, Chair

  • Jeffrey Perry, Cage and Joyce: Finnegans Wake, Demilitarized Language and Demilitarized Music
  • Andrew Pau, The Musical Language of Freedom and Oppression in Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner
  • Jordan Lenchitz, Organicism as Algorithm in Julius Eastman’s The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
Vernacular Idioms And Topics

Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska, Chair

  • David Heinsen, Topical Specification of Vernacular Idioms: Understanding the Farruca and the Garrotín as Musical Topics in Spanish Modernism
  • Alberto Martin Entrialgo, Lyricism in the Subordinate Themes of Isaac Albéniz’s Iberia
  • Zachary Lloyd, Florence Price’s Use of African American Topics in Thumbnail Sketches: A Day in the Life of a Washerwoman

4:15-5:45 ET

Scholars As Community Activists: Abolition And Anti-Racism In Practice

Sponsored by the SMT Program Committee and organized by Project Spectrum
Clifton Boyd, Chair; Michael Sampson and Christina Kittle (Jacksonville Community Action Committee), Co-facilitators

6:00-7:30 ET

8:00 ET