WESTERN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM ON MUSIC
The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 18th annual Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM), August 25th–26th, 2017. This year Dr. Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers (University of Ottawa) will be delivering a keynote address entitled “Singing on the Piano: Clara Wieck-Schumann and the Keyboard Romance in the Early 19th Century,” on Saturday, August 26th at 3:00 pm. Dr. Jonathan De Souza (Western University) will also be leading a graduate student workshop entitled “Musical Instruments and Embodied Performance” on the morning of August 25th. Click here for the Program.
Workshop Description: “Musical Instruments and Embodied Performance” (Applications Closed)
Though music “itself” is invisible and intangible, instrumental performance involves concrete objects and actions, which might be seen by audience members or felt by players. How, then, might instruments and bodies mediate musical organization and meaning? How is sound supplemented by visual or corporeal aspects of body-instrument interaction?
This workshop will explore interdisciplinary perspectives on instruments and embodiment—from ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music cognition, music theory, and the philosophy of music. Drawing on these approaches, participants will also investigate materialities of performance in classical, popular, and non-Western music examples.
The 18th Annual Western University Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM) has been set!
Please join us at von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University in London, Ontario on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th 2017
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Some Highlights from WUGSOM 2016