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Musicology Colloquium

The Musicology Colloquium series provides a weekly forum for presentation and discussion of recent research, by distinguished visitors and by Cornell faculty and graduate students in musicology and performance practice. Musicology colloquia take place on Thursdays at 4:30 PM in 124 Lincoln Hall, except where noted. All meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, February 23
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Daniel Party (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) presents "Víctor Jara's Revolutionary Masculinities."  A scholar of popular music (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania), Party's primary research interests are music under dictatorship, U.S. Latino music and migration, and gender studies.  He has published and presented widely on the uses and value of popular music for people living under authoritarian regimes, particularly under Pinochet's Chile and Franco's Spain.

Thursday, March 2
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Music Graduate Association Lecture:  Travis Jackson (University of Chicago) presents.  Jackson is an ethnomusicologist whose work centers on jazz, rock and recording technology. His theoretical interests include urban geography, race/culture and identity, ethnographic method, performance and aesthetics.  He is the author of Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012).

Thursday, March 9
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Nicole Reisnour (Cornell University) presents "Art of the Self: The Ethics of Balinese Pepaosan Performance."  Nicole is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology with a minor concentration in socio-cultural anthropology.  Her dissertation project, tentatively titled Sounding the Immaterial: Religion and Mediation in Bali, focuses on the ways in which sounds mediate human relationships with spirits and the divine in contemporary Bali, Indonesia.

Saturday, March 11
   8:30 am
Lincoln Hall B20

The Department of Music hosts the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM) March 11-12, 2017.  Features presentations on the theme of “Music and Political Change.”  Clifford Murphy, Director of Folk and Traditional Arts for the National Endowment for the Arts, gives the keynote address.

Sunday, March 12
   8:30 am
Lincoln Hall B20

The Department of Music hosts the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MACSEM) March 11-12, 2017.  Features presentations on the theme of “Music and Political Change.”  Clifford Murphy, Director of Folk and Traditional Arts for the National Endowment for the Arts, gives the keynote address.

Thursday, March 16
   4:30 am
Lincoln Hall 124

Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture:  Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University) presents "The Breath of Syrinx: The Organ, the Voice, and the Machinery of Music in the Early Seicento."  Cypess specializes in the history, interpretation, and performance practices of music in 17th- and 18th-century Europe, as well as music in Jewish culture and women in music.  She received a grant from the American Association of University Women for her first book, Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo’s Italy.

Thursday, March 23
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Erica Levenson (Cornell University) presents "Traveling Tunes: French Comic Opera and Theatre in London, 1714-1745."  Erica’s research focuses on the international circulation of popular theatrical music during the eighteenth century.

Thursday, March 30
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Sergio Ospina-Romero (Cornell University) presents "Dolor que canta: The life, the exile, and the music of Luis A. Calvo."  Ospina-Romero's research activities are mainly focused on popular music in Latin America in the early twentieth century, in relation to sound recording industries, mechanical reproduction, nationalism, transnationalism, cultural identities, and music consumption.

Thursday, April 13
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Don M. Randel Teaching and Research Fellows' Colloquium:  Anaar Desai-Stephens, Ryan McCullough, and Mackenzie Pierce present.

Thursday, April 20
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

Margot Fassler (University of Notre Dame) presents.  The Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, Fassler is renowned for her work at the intersection of musicology and theology and is a specialist in sacred music of several periods.  At Notre Dame she holds joint appointments in Music and in Theology, and she is a fellow in the Medieval and Nanovic Institutes. 

Thursday, April 27
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall 124

 Mia Tootill (Cornell University) presents a lecture on her dissertation,  "From the Underworld to the Opéra: Representations of the Devil on the Parisian Musical Stage, 1827–69."  Her research centers on French opera, ballet, and popular theater in the long nineteenth century, and the subsequent emergence of silent film.

Thursday, May 4
   4:30 pm
Lincoln Hall B20

Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies presents a conference, "Ghosts in the Machine: Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano," May 4-6.  Georgina Born (Oxford University) gives the keynote address.