How does a self-control like musicology age? What patterns of thoughts around time calcify into dogma and which applications start off to rust from un-use? How many forking paths can a willpower take right before it runs out of fuel? What if there just is practically nothing still left to say and ultimately no one particular inclined to pay attention? Is it feasible for a willpower to someday stop? What can be completed to put together for these an ending?
Participants in this symposium will orbit these kinds of concerns as they explore “late fashion” ways inside of humanities disciplines. These kinds of interest to disciplinary late fashion presents a barometer for exactly where and how a way of imagining matures, ages, and in the long run declines. Musicology grants a powerful standpoint on these problems as it teeters on the edge of sizeable disciplinary rupture and institutional precarity—a canary in the coal mine, so to sing. This symposium begins to articulate a concept outward sure to the humanities disciplines in our close organization, a sign across the bow for people who will hear. Participants will question aloud about how some of these endings may possibly invigorate a extra just and passionate network of questions than the types at present occupying our interest. This is a hopeful job. Endings are a present.
This fifty percent-day symposium starts with a seminar discussion orbiting readings on late type by Arthur C. Danto, Bret Easton Ellis, and Edward Mentioned, and concludes with a panel presentation of a new ebook job by Jamie Currie, Joanna Demers, and Jake Johnson, moderated by Tiffany Naiman.
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Jamie Currie is a multi-arts practitioner, writer, and Associate Professor in the Section of New music at the University at Buffalo. Academically, his get the job done has largely been in essential musicology, taking location at the points of intersection concerning record, philosophy, and politics. As these types of, he has made interventions into a number of debates, together with eco-criticism, id politics, international capitalism, queer concept, and psychoanalysis. His artwork apply has led to do the job at IRCAM (Pompidou Middle Paris), Radio France, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre (Buffalo), and Roulette (Brooklyn, New York).
Joanna Demers is Professor of Musicology in the USC Thornton Faculty of New music, exactly where she teaches lessons on twentieth- and 20-first-century well known and experimental tunes. She has published scholarly books and content articles on music’s intersections with aesthetics, intellectual house legislation, ethics, and apocalypse.
Jake Johnson is an Associate Professor of Musicology at Oklahoma Metropolis University’s Wanda L. Bass University of Tunes. A consummate musician, Jake folds his know-how as collaborative pianist, conductor, and musical director into his analysis on audio-earning in The united states. He is the author of Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America (2019) and Lying in the Center: Musical Theater and Perception at the Coronary heart of The usa (2021) and editor of the forthcoming volume The Chance Machine: New music and Fantasy in Las Vegas (2023).
Tiffany Naiman is the Director of Tunes Market Programs and an Assistant Educating Professor at UCLA’s Herb Alpert Faculty of Songs, as nicely as a lecturer in the Musicology section. She is a scholar of well-liked new music, temporality, gender, and disability studies. She currently serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ Study Team of the American Musicological Modern society. Tiffany has created specialization as a David Bowie scholar and her function is posted broadly. Tiffany is also a DJ and digital musician doing underneath the moniker NeonGray the experimental film and music Senior Programmer for Outfest Los Angeles supervisor of musical artists Cusses creator of a multiplicity of club nights and one particular-off musical events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia and an award-winning documentary film producer. Tiffany serves on the boards of FEMME Home, The 100 Percenters, and Theatre Exile.
This method is made achievable by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and songs professor at UCLA, who, alongside one another with his wife, set up a generous endowment for the college to make systems like this achievable.
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