Roger Mathew Grant will present a paper titled “The Passions in Print: Musical Taxonomies and the First Death of Affect Theory.”
Postdoctoral Fellow Robert O. Beahrs will present a paper titled “Ideologies of Nomadism in Post-Soviet Tuva’s Traditional Music Scenes.” This paper, which flows from ten years of dissertation research, explores a theory of musical sensibility for understanding traditional music in Tuva, a republic in Russia’s south-central Siberian region.
Composer Mohammed Fairouz will talk about his composition, Sumeida’s Song, which will be performed by the Pittsburgh Opera on February 21, 24, 27, and March 1, 2015.
Recently appointed Composer-in-Residence at American Opera Projects, Laura Kaminsky is a composer with “an ear for the new and interesting” (New York Times), whose music is “full of fire as well as ice, written in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection.” (American Record Guide)
We are proud to present an evening with the Pitt Jazz Ensemble featuring Master Drummer Carl Allen and Pittsburgh's own Jazz Master Dwayne Dolphin.
Tes Slominski will present a lecture titled “Doin’ Queer Time with Meg and Cris: Irony and Affect in Present-Day Reception of Women’s Music.”
Guthrie Ramsey will present a lecture titled “The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs.” The presentation will comprise a reading from Guthrie's new book on Bud Powell followed by a discussion of jazz, Afromodernism and mental health, topics linked to the life and career of Bud Powell.
Louise Meintjes (Duke University) will give a lecture titled “The Crossing: World Music and Zulu Ngoma at Home.” Meintjes is Associate Professor of Music at Duke University. Her research focuses on the politics of music production, the intersection of song and dance, voice, the arts, and human rights.
Co-sponsored by African Studies Program
Composer Martin Boykan (Brandeis University) will discuss his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
Carol Silverman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled “Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Representation and Appropriation.”