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Theodor W. Adorno: zum 100. Geburtstag
Austin, TX, April 2003

The year 2003 marks the centenary of Adorno's birth. The School of Music
at the University of Texas at Austin will celebrate this event with
"Theodor W. Adorno: zum 100. Geburtstag," a conference devoted to the rich
legacy of Adorno's musical writings. The symposium, which will be held 3-5
April 2003 under the auspices of the newly created Center for American
Music, brings together internationally recognized scholars for a
discussion of three broad topics: Autonomy and Absolute Music; Mourning
and Modernism; and the Culture Industry and the Dialectic of
Enlightenment. Participants include Daniel K. L. Chua (Kings College),
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University), Berthold Hoeckner (University of
Chicago), Brian Hyer (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Richard Leppert
(University of Minnesota), Thomas Nelson (Minneapolis), Sanna Pederson
(University of Oklahoma), and Larson Powell (Texas A & M).  There will be
a panel of papers on Thursday afternoon and a series of roundtable
discussion on Friday and Saturday.  For further information, see the
conference website ( or contact Jim Buhler
(, K. M. Knittel (, or
Susan Jackson (

James Buhler
Assistant Professor, Music Theory
School of Music
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station #E3100
Austin, TX 78712