Schedule: Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization. The Barry S. Brook Centennial Conference

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

9:00–10:00 Registration
Elebash Recital Hall lobby

10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Elebash Recital Hall

10:15—12:15 Musicology in a (Post)Global Age I: Panel Discussion
Elebash Recital Hall

Chair: Tina Frühauf
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and President of the ICTM)
Laurenz Lütteken (Universität Zürich and Editor-in-Chief of MGG Online)
Philippe Vendrix (President of the Université de Tours)

Egberto Bermúdez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Vice-President of the IMS)

12:15—14:00 Lunch Break

14:00—16:00 Musicology in A (Post)Global Age II:  Issues and Perspectives
Elebash Recital Hall

Chair: Philippe Vendrix (Université de Tours)
David Blake
(State University of New York, Potsdam), Omnivorous Values and Disciplinary Critiques of Musicology
Wolfgang Marx (University College Dublin), Critiquing Oneself Back into Business? Post-Factual Narcissism in Musicology
Lisa Urkevich (American University of Kuwait), Why Can’t My Country Have a Beethoven? The Need for Global Musicology in the Contemporary World
Juliana Carla Bastos (Universidade Federal do Piauí), Towards a Sonorous Ethics: Perspectives for Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-first Century

16:00—16:30 Coffee Break
Elebash Recital Hall lobby

16:30—18:00 Tribute to Barry S. Brook
Elebash Recital Hall

Chair: Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie
H. Robert
Cohen ( University of Maryland, Professor Emeritus, and Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale)
Maria Calderisi Bryce (National Library of Canada, retired)

Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation and RILM)
Randy Brook (son of Barry S. Brook)
Zdravko Blažeković (Research Center for Music Iconography and RILM)

18:00—21:00 Reception (open to conference registrants only)
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

“Invierno Porteño”, by Astor Piazzolla
Federico Díaz, guitar (DMA Student, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)

Tina Frühauf (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, New York; The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)
David Olan (
Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)

“Cantiga de Santa María”, by Frederic Hand
Federico Díaz, guitar (DMA Student, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)


Establishment of The Claire Brook Award

Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Director of the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)

W. Drake McFeely (President of W.W. Norton & Company)



Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Musicologies I: (South) Eastern Europe
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Ana Hofman                     
Jana Vaculíková (Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc), Ethnomusicology in the Czech Republic: History and Present State of Affairs
Hana Urbancová (Slovenská akadémia vied, Bratislava), An Integrated Model of Musicology and Its Applications: An Example from Slovakia
Bianca Ţiplea Temeş (Academia de Muzică “Gheorghe Dima”, Cluj-Napoca), From Communist Isolation to Globalized Networking: Romanian Musicology at the Crossroads

Research and the Archive in the Digital Age
Room 9206/9207, Ninth Floor

Chair: Scott Burnham
Ira Prodanov Krajisnik and Nataša Crnjanski (Univerzitet u Novom Sadu), Archiving in the Age of (Post)Globalization: Toward a Method of Microhistory
Sharon Kanach (Centre Iannis Xenakis, Université de Rouen), From the “End of the World” to the Heart of the Subject: Music Research in the Digital Age
Nico Schüler (Texas State University, San Marco), Digital Music Research as a Bridge between (Sub-)Disciplines

10:30—11:00 Coffee Break 
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor


Musicologies II: Perspectives
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Lisa Urkevitch 
Barbara R. Barry (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), At Home in the Universe: Musical Works and Multiple Worlds
Katy Romanou (European University Cyprus, Nicosia), Musicology and the Common Man
Juliane Larsen (Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana, Foz do Iguaçu), Writing History of Art Music in Postcolonial Countries: Directions for the Decoloniality of Latin American Musicology  

Bibliography and Documentation
Room 9206/9207, Ninth Floor

Chair: Laurenz Lütteken
Carmela Bongiovanni (Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini, Genova), Music Bibliography and Information Literacy: A Global Enterprise
Federica Riva (Conservatorio di musica “A. Boito”, Parma), “World Music Documentation System: A Phantasy”: Reading Barry S. Brook Forty Years Later

12:30—14:00 Lunch Break


Musicologists and Perspectives
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Egberto Bermúdez 
Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen (Independent Scholar, Copenhagen), Hortense Panum in Search of Missing Links: A Danish Musicologist with a Global View
Grant Olwage (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), Border Thinking in Musicology: The Example of Paul Robeson’s “Thoughts”
Barbara Titus (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Musical Epistemologies and Musicological Disavowals: A South African Case Study

Musicologies III: The (Post)Soviet Era
Room 9206/9207, Ninth Floor

Chair: Rūta Stanevičiūtė  
Teona Lomsadze (Tbilisi State Conservatoire), Ethno/ Musicology in Post-Soviet Georgia: Towards Western Approaches
Rima Povilioniene (Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija, Vilnius), Baltic Musicological Conferences, 1967 to Present: Contextualizing the Musicological Research in Lithuania after the Soviet Collapse and Lithuanian Independence Restoration

15:30—16:00 Coffee Break 
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor


Listening in Today’s Multicultural Soundscape: Music Theory and Analysis in the Era of Postglobalization
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Panayotis Mavromatis
Dave Fossum (University of Pittsburgh), Copyright, Music Analysis, and an Ethnography of Music Analysis
Leslie Tilley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge), Creativity Beyond Borders: On the Cross-Cultural, Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Improvisation
Panayotis Mavromatis (New York University), Exploring Musical Schemata: Opportunities for Global and Interdisciplinary Encounters
Roundtable and Panel Discussion

Policies, Politics, and Activism
9206/9207, Ninth Floor 

Chair: Wolfgang Marx
Keivan Djavadzadeh (Paris 8 University), Music and Cultural Appropriation in the Age of (Post)Globalization
Sabine Feisst (Arizona State University, Tempe), Fences as Sonic Bridges: Musical Activism at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Matt Brounley (Stony Brook University), Sounding Deregulation: The Gibson Government Series and the Globalized Electric Guitar
Viktoria Zora (University of London), Cultural Diplomacy and Politics in Musical Exchange between the USSR and the U.S., 1942–1948

Thursday, 5 April 2018


Musicologies IV: Japan and (Post)Yugoslavia
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Anne Stone  
Satoru Takaku (Nihon University, Tokorozawa), Unknown Bloom Awaiting Globalization? A History of Musicology in Late–Twentieth-Century Japan
Alexander Binns (University of Hull), Musical Tensions: The Position of Musicology in Modern Japan
Ana Hofman (Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti, Ljubljana), Toward the Utopian Ethno/Musicology: Researching Self/Emancipatory Musical Alliances after Yugoslavia
Ana Petrov (Univerzitet Singidunum, Belgrade), Society without Territory: Dealing with Yugoslav Popular Music after the Dissolution of Yugoslavia

Mapping Ethnomusicology’s Record: State Power, Cosmopolitanism, Indigeneity, and Identity 
9206/9207, Ninth Floor

Chair: Barbara Titus
Aaron Fox (Columbia University, New York), The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Native Americanist Ethnomusicology: Scholarship, Militarism, and the Ethnomusicological Archive
Benjamin Tausig (Stony Brook University), Historical Resonance: Musical Intimacy and the Development of Bangkok During the Vietnam War
Beatriz Goubert (Columbia University, New York), Muisca Andean Music: Indigenous Cultural Recuperation and Multicultural Politics of Recognition in Colombia
Jay Loomis (Stony Brook University), Salvage Ethnology, Repatriation & The Frances Densmore Dilemma

12:00—14:00 Lunch Break


Jewish Music, Transculturality, Transnationality, and Trans-Ethnicity in the Age of (Post)Globalization
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor
Sponsored by the Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music

Chair: Mark Slobin
Mark Slobin
(Wesleyan University, Middletown), Fiddler on the Roof and the American Folk Revival
Amalia Ran (Tel Aviv University), Musical Ethnoscapes: The Role of Jewish Musicians in Argentinean Popular Music
Moshe Morad
(Tel Aviv University), “Oriental/Mediterranean” Music: Postglobalization, Trans-Ethnicity, and Political Power

National Perspectives in the Age of (Post)Globalization: Music Historiographies in (Post-)Communist Transition
9206/9207, Ninth Floor

IMS Study Group Music and Cultural Studies
Chair: Tatjana Marković  
Tatjana Marković (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien), Post-Yugoslav National Music Historiographies between Nostalgia and Denying the Past
Antonio Baldassarre (Hochschule Luzern), History, Memory, and Identity: “Ostalgia” in Germany
Rūta Stanevičiūtė (Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija), Postcolonialism and Post-Soviet Transition of the Lithuanian Music Historiographies
Cheong Wai-ling (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Debussy’s Music in China: Years of Condemnation and Revelation

16:00—16:30 Coffee Break
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor


Diversity or Survival? Sharing Traditions in the Globalized World of Music Education
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor
Sponsored by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance                                                                    

Convener: Marissa Glynias Moore
Huib Schippers (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
Ramon Ponce, Jr. (Mariachi Academy of New York)
Luz Pereira (Pachamama Peruvian Arts, New York)
Julie Tay (Mencius Society for the Arts, New York)
Marissa Glynias Moore (Yale University and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance)

Proposals for a New World in Music Research and Practice  
9206/9207, Ninth Floor
GReCo –The Research Group on Renaissance and Contemporary Music

Chair: Camilla Cavicchi
Fábio Cury (Universidade de São Paulo), GReCo’s SocioPolitical Stand in the Emergence of a New Musical Thought
Cesar Marino Villavicencio Grossmann (Universidade de São Paulo), GReCo’s Recorder Consort: Applied Philology and the Transcending of Organological Boundaries
Paula Andrade Callegari (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia), GReCo’s Rhetorical Decorum

Friday, 6 April 2018


Musicologies V: Case Studies
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Sabine Feisst 
Dorit Klebe (Freie Universität Berlin), Comparative Studies in Musicology: On the “Melodic Line” in Seventeenth-Century Vocal Music of the Mediterranean in Light of Recent Global Developments
Camilla Cavicchi (Université de Tours), Musicological Strategies for a Conscious Society: A Renaissance Case Study
Luis Ricardo Silva Queiroz (Universidade Federal da Paraíba), Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and Decoloniality: Perspectives for Rethinking Brazilian Higher Music Education

Methodological Masala: Dissolving Disciplinary Boundaries through the Study of Indian Music
9206/9207, Ninth Floor                     

Chair: Margaret E. Walker
Suddhaseel Sen (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), Between “Text” and “Context”: Ethnomusicology and the Study of Non-Western Music
Nalini Ghuman (Mills College), Insiders and Outsiders: A Tale of Two Pairs
Margaret E. Walker (Queen’s University, Kingston), Colonial Representation or Historical Authenticity? Analysis of “A Hindostanee Dance”

10:30—11:00 Coffee Break


The Music Survey at a (Post)Global University
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

Chair: Lucie Vágnerová
Lucie Vágnerová (Columbia University, New York), Rethinking the Musical Museum in 2018
Andrés García Molina (Columbia University, New York), East–West Encounters in Music Core Curricula
Sky Macklay (Columbia University, New York), Student-Created Content in the Core Music Class
Paula Harper (Columbia University, New York), From “Pieces” to “Listening Practices”


Closing Plenary: Where Are We / Where Do We Go?
William P. Kelly Skylight Room, Ninth Floor

This plenary puts advanced graduate students at the heart of the discussion on musicology as a discipline, giving them the opportunity to reflect on conversations and papers from the conference. From differing perspectives, they will talk about their engagement, interaction, and experience with the conference theme.

Chair: Tina Frühauf 
Co-Chair: Margaret E. Walker
Paula Harper (Columbia University, New York),
Jay Loomis (Stony Brook University)