Musical Time & Faculty News

Watch Yonatan Malin’s CU on the Weekend presentation, “Reflections on Musical Time,” for a glimpse of how time in music from Franz Schubert, Bob Dylan, Hamilton, and others connects to poetry, emotion, narrative, and the current historical moment. The presentation is part of the Theory Department’s series Musical Conversations.

Ingrid Monson, writing about jazz improvisation, speaks of “the capacity of aural signs to signify in multiple directions—their ability to simultaneously constitute structure and a broader field of human relationships” (Saying Something, 1996). In times such as ours, music—and theory about music—can speak to us about meaning both musical and human. 

Saturday, November 21, 1–2:30 pm online (registration required)


Keith Waters’s book Postbop Jazz in the 1960s: The Compositions of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press. He is collaborating on a jazz improvisation textbook with Brian Levy (of New England Conservatory)—that manuscript is currently under publication review.

Philip Chang moderated a session at the recent (virtual) College Music Society National Conference. He is also serving as a member of the program committee for the next Pedagogy into Practice Conference, scheduled for 2022.

Yonatan Malin’s article “Ethnography and Analysis in the Study of Jewish Music” was published in the journal Analytical Approaches to World Music along with his special introductory essay on ethnography and analysis.

Daphne Leong’s book Performing Knowledge: Twentieth-Century Music in Analysis and Performance was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. She will be featured as a plenary speaker at the Society for Music Theory national conference this November, on the topic “Embodying Music.” Her quartet Throw Down or Shut Up! issued its premiere recording this summer.

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