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Music West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis 2017-04-22 08:00:00

The annual meeting of this organization with presentations by music theorists about a wide variety of topics. The West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis was founded in 1992. Its principal purpose is to assist with the dissemination of scholarly work in music theory, analysis, and related fields, and to provide music scholars with opportunities to make contact with others in their field.


8:00-9:00 AM Coffee and Conference Registration

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Film music, Jazz, Pop and Bluegrass, Russell Knight, Scripps College, chair

  • “Bridges to Free Composition in Thomas Newman’s Scores for Piano”, Chelsea Oden, University of Oregon
  • “Chord-Scale Misalignment: Towards a Contextual Definition of Dissonance in Jazz”, Joon Park, University of Arkansas
  • “The Beatles’ Approach to Verse-Chorus Form”, Drew Nobile, University of Oregon
  • “Who’s Feeling Crooked Now? ‘Progressive Bluegrass’ in the Metric Disruptions of Punch Brothers”, James Palmer, University of British Columbia

12:00-1:30 PM Business Meeting and Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM Keynote Speech, Harald Krebs, University of Victoria, chair

  • “Of Swans, Minstrels, and the Hermeneutics of Song”, Suzannah Clark, Harvard University

2:30-5:30 PM Temporality, Flow and Form, Ève Poudrier, University of British Columbia, chair

  • “Threads and Knots, Sequences and Non Sequiturs: Open Segments and Metric Flow in Monophonic Passages by Berio and Donatoni”, Antares Boyle, University of British Columbia
  • “Redirecting the Temporal Flow: Brief Meter Changes in German Lieder”, Wing Lau, University of Arkansas
  • “Music as Time, Music as Timeless”, Kristina Knowles, Arizona State University
  • “Reexamining the Loosely-Knit Subordinate Theme in the Classical Style: A Phrase Rhythmic Approach”, Joseph Chi-Sing Siu, Eastman School of Music
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Rm. B037, B-Wing
Times 08:00:00 to 17:30:00

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