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Call for Papers: Columbia Music Scholarship Conference 2017 -- Music: Order and Disorder (03/04)

Event Start: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

CMSC 2017 Call for Papers  

Music: Order and Disorder

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Conference and Concert: La Voz/Voice (Sept. 26-27, 2014)

Event Start: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:00pm
701C Dodge Hall/Black Box Theater, Barnard College Diana Center

The Center for Ethnomusicology presents a conference and concert:

La Voz – Voice
In Spanish, Portuguese and English
Co-organized with ILAS, LAIC and Barnard Forum for Migration


Sept. 26 and September 27, 2014
Center for Ethnomusicology (701C Dodge Hall)
Black Box Theater at Barnard College Diana Center

Participants: Juan Carlos Asensio Palacios, Ticio Escobar, Licia Fiol-Matta, Enrique Ignacio Gavilán Domínguez, Anne Levitsky, Cacá Machado, Laura Jordán, Silvia Martínez, Marti Newland, Ana M. Ochoa,  Deisi Oliveira Montardo, María Pagán-Mattos, Jesús Rodríguez Velasco, Osvaldo Salerno, Aurélie Vialette, Leonardo Waisman.

There will also be a concert related to the conference: Sept. 26, 7.30 pm Blackbox Theater, Barnard, original compositions by Mexican composer Marcela Rodríguez (Rasgando el Silencio) performed by Lucía Pulido and Jeffrey Zeigler, and Brazilian composer and musicologist, Cacá Machado (Ritmo y Silencio, canciones),  Performed by Lucía Pulido and Cacá Machado.

See attached conference program for more information.

La Voz Program

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Conference Announcement: Listening In, Feeding Back

Event Start: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 12:00pm - Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 8:00pm
301 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University; Concert location - Miller Theater, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
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Listening In, Feeding Back


David Novak, Columbia University, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Ana Maria Ochoa, Columbia University, Department of Music

Conference and concert are free and open to the public. No registration or tickets necessary. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

In recent years, several North American academic disciplines, including history, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and media studies, have devoted significant attention towards practices of listening. The act of listening is undoubtedly an underexplored dimension of modern sensory experience -- and of modernity itself, which is too often characterized by an overdetermined regime of visuality. What can listening offer to emerging interdisciplinary work on perception, performance, aesthetics, social life, and the circulation of sound media? Listening is more than a given function of musical interpretation, which might attend to sound only in its deliberately aesthetic or openly communicative forms. Rather, it is a culturally-situated practice that shapes the particular spatial and material conditions of our perception. Listening influences the social distinctions of daily life, and is inextricably bound to aesthetic and bodily experiences with music and noise. And increasingly, characterizations of listening recognize its diverse practices as productive transcultural relationships, which in themselves constitute the globalization of media. Our experiences with sound are key to broad projects of self-making that rewrite logics of authorship and cultural origin through circulation and new modes of appropriation.  read more »

Upcoming Musicology Congress in Santa Fe, Argentina

Best wishes to our colleagues from Argentina in their upcoming congress, XVIII Conferencia de la Asociación Argentina de Musicología y XIV Jornadas Argentinas del Instituto Nacional de Musicología "Carlos Vega" on August 14-17 2008. Read on to see the program.  read more »

MACSEM 2008: Dates and Logistics

Event Start: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 8:00am
Davis Auditorium and Sindebad East Conference Room, Fu School of Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
MACSEM conference events will occupy the full day on Saturday, March 29, from 9AM to 10PM (including a keynote lecture by Adelaida Reyes, Professer Emerita at new Jersey City University and an evening concert); and a half day on Sunday, March 30, from 9AM to 1PM. Featured performers and a keynote speaker will be announced in early January, 2008. Most events will be held in the Davis Auditorium in the Fu School of Engineering on the Morningside Campus of Columbia University.

MASCEM 2008: Call For Papers

For more information about MACSEM 2008 at Columbia University, please click here.

The Program Committee for MACSEM/2008 invites proposals for individually presented papers, organized panels of 4 paper presentations, film screenings (limited to 30 minutes), and practical workshops (30 or 60 minutes). We encourage submissions from graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty from both within and beyond ethnomusicology. While there is no thematic restriction on submission, the program committee would like to encourage proposals with an emphasis on interdisciplinary applications of musical ethnography, especially. The deadline for electronic submission of proposals and abstracts is JANUARY 15, 2008.  read more »