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Dept. of Music Theory News Update (Oct. 2019)

Áine Heneghan, Nathan Martin, Sam Mukherji, and René Rusch will present their research from their grant “A Computational Study of Patterned Melodic Structures Across Musical Cultures” with Steven Abney (Dept. of Linguistics) and Long Nguyen (Dept. of Statistics) at U-M’s MIDAS Music Mini-Symposium on Friday, November 15th, 2019.

Áine Heneghan was Visiting Professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Interpretationsforschung) in Spring 2019. As part of her residency, she taught a seminar titled “Form(s), Forming, and Per-formance” and gave talks at both the University and the Arnold Schönberg Center. She served as chair of the 2019 program committee for Music Theory Midwest and has just completed a three-year term as Reviews Editor of Music Theory Spectrum.

René Rusch presented her paper “The Value of Diatonic Indeterminacy When Traveling Through Schubert’s Tonal Spaces” at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, on October 11, 2019. The paper is derived from her ongoing book project, Schubert’s Instrumental Music and the Poetics of Interpretation.

Walter Everett presented his paper, “‘Revolution 9’: The Creation of John Lennon’s Guernica” at the international Art of Record Production conference at the Berklee School in Boston in May, 2019, and his paper, “The Mellow Depth of Melody in Abbey Road,” at the fifth-anniversary celebration of Abbey Road at the Eastman School of Music in September. He is currently authoring a book on sex and gender in rock music with Katie Kapurch.