YGMS 2016 Program

Location: All events in Room 106, Stoeckel Hall (469 College Street) unless otherwise specified 

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Friday, 4 March 2016


13:30–14:15         Registration (Stoeckel 107)

14:15 - 14:30       Welcome and Opening Remarks

14:30-15:30        Session 1: Gendered Work (Chair: Kamala Schelling)

  • Kira Dralle (University of California, Santa Cruz): “Songs of Micro(revolution)”
  • Lucie ​Vágnerová (Columbia University): “Black Box White Box: Electronics Assembly and the Factory Museum”

15:30-15:45          Break

15:45-16:45         Session 2: Americana (Chair: Nicholas Curry)

  • Brian Barone (Boston University): “The American Song-Poem: A Study in Musical Marginalia”
  • Emilie Coakley (University of Pittsburgh): “The Bay Psalm Book as a Transnational Artifact of American National Identity”

16:45-17:15          Break

17:15-18:45         Keynote Lecture: Ana María Ochoa (Columbia University) - “Forms of life, forms of death, sound, music, silence.”

18:45-19:30          Reception (Stoeckel 107)

Saturday, 5 March 2016

9:00-9:30              Breakfast (Stoeckel 107)

9:30-11:00           Session 3: New York (Chair: Angharad Davis)

  • Julian Saporiti (Brown University): “Drawing Sonic Circles In The Square: Musical Overlap and Space Negotiation in New York City’s Washington Square Park”
  • William Robin (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): “Indie Classical and Its Limits: The Contested Politics of Naming an American New-Music Scene, 2007–2013”
  • Emily Clark (Columbia University): “The Towa-Towa in Queens: A Caribbean Bird Community in Diaspora”

11:00-11:15          Break

11:30-12:30         Session 4: Hypermodernities (Chair: Brian Miller)

  • Paula Harper (Columbia University): “Watching Cell Phones, Listening to Video: Bus Uncle Goes Viral”
  • Nicholas Curry and Brianne Dolce (Yale University): “Style, voice, persona, and gender in two versions of Taylor Swift’s 1989”

12:30-14:00          Lunch

14:00-15:30         Workshop: Brian Kane (Yale University) - “Drawing the Line: Sound Studies, Auditory Culture, and Musicophobia.”

15:30-16:00          Break

16:00-17:30         Session 5: Bounded Identities (Chair: Marissa Glynias)

  • Eugenia Siegel Conte (Wesleyan University): “Kama’aina Choirs: Embodied voices performing multiple identities in Hawai’i”
  • Jamie Corbett (Brown University): “Musical Boundaries and Ethnic Distinctions in Portuguese-Speaking New England”
  • Hallie Blejewski (Wesleyan University): “The Development of the G-Pan: Engineering a National Instrument”

17:30-17:45          Closing Remarks