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Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS)
Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting

Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, 8-9 April 2006


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Saturday, 8 April 

  8:30-9:00 am		Registration  

  9:00-10:30 am		Rhythm in Jazz and Pop Music  
Chair: Gordon Thompson (Skidmore College) 
*	Re-casting Metal: Popular Music Analysis Goes Meshuggah
	Jonathan R. Pieslak (City College, CUNY) 
*	Charlie Parker's Blues Compositions: Elements of Rhythm and Voice
	Leading
	Henry Martin (Rutgers University - Newark) 

  9:00-10:30 am		Tonal/Atonal  
Chair: Matthew Santa (Texas Tech University) 
*	'Tonal oder Atonal?': Interval Cycles, Whole-Tone Tonality, and the
	Dialectics of Musical Process in Berg's Piano Sonata, op. 1 
	Vasili Byros (Yale University) 
*	Parsimonious Voice-Leading in Debussy: The 'Fetes' Movements fro the
	Nocturnes 
	Michael Baker (Indiana University)

  10:30 am - 12:00 pm	Polytonality in Jazz  
Chair: Dariusz Terefenko (Eastman School of Music) 
*	Brubeck and Polytonal Jazz 
	Mark McFarland (Georgia State University) 
*	Early Bitonality in Jazz: The Superimposition of the Submediant 
	Jesse Gelber (New York City) 

  10:30 am - 12:00 pm	Late 20th-Century Masters  
Chair: 
*	Involving Cyclic Time: Toru Takemitsu's Requiem for Strings 
	Tomoko Deguchi (Winthrop University) 
*	Compositional Techniques in Two Chamber Works by Karel Husa
	Craig Cummings (Ithaca College)

  12:00-1:30 pm		Lunch 
  1:30-2:00 pm		Business Meeting  

  2:00-4:15 pm		Set Theory 
Chair: Robert Morris (Eastman School of Music) 
*	End of Similarity?: Semitonal Offset as Similarity Measure 
	Thomas Robinson (CUNY Graduate Center) 
*	Subgroup Relations Among Pitch-Class Sets within Tetrachordal
	K-Families 
	Jerry Ianni (Laguardia Community College) and Lawrence Shuster
	(CUNY Graduate Center) 
*	Simplifying Complex Multiplication
	Catherine Losada (College-Conservatory, University of Cincinnati)

  2:00-4:15 pm		The Legacy of Bach 
Chair: Reed Hoyt (SUNY Albany) 
*	What Beethoven Might Have Learned from J. S. Bach 
	Joel Lester (Mannes College of Music) 
*	On Intertextuality, Anxiety, and Music Analysis: Can They Mix? 
	Edward Klorman (CUNY Graduate Center) 
*	Drama in a Prelude of J. S. Bach
	James William Sobaskie (Hofstra University)

  4:30-5:30 pm		Lecture/Performance: Conversations with Monk and Evans 
Chair: Patricia Julien (University of Vermont) 
*	Hidden Repetition and Developing Variation in Bill Evans's
	Performance of Thelonious Monk's "Blue Monk" 
	Steve Larson (University of Oregon) 
*	Bill Evans, "Blue Monk," and Beat Sets 
	Keith Waters (University of Colorado) 

  5:30-6:00 pm		Jazz Analysis Round-Table Discussion 
  6:00-8:00 pm		Banquet
 
Sunday, 9 April  

  9:00 am-12:00 pm	A Tribute to Jonathan Kramer  
Moderator: Diane Urista (Oberlin Conservatory) 
*	Cyclic Time in Rock: Strategies for Bridging the Sectional Boundary 
	David Temperley (Eastman School of Music) 
*	Division- and Addition-Based models of Rhythm in a Computer-Assisted
	Composition System 
	Paul Nauert (University of Califormia.Santa Cruz) 
*	Jonathan Kramer's 'Musics' for Piano 
	Anton Vishio (Vassar College) 
*	Jonathan Kramer's Postmoderism, An Ecology of Ideas
	Duncan Reese Nielson (Columbia University) 

  9:00 am-10:30 am	Early Baroque Music  
Chair: Mary I. Arlin (Ithaca College) 
*	Towards an Understanding of Tonal Design in the Music of Barbara
	Strozzi (1619-77) 
	Heather Laurel Feldman (Oberlin Conservatory) 
*	Rosalia, Aloysius, and Archangelo: A Genealogy of the Sequence 
	Daniel Harrison (Yale University)

  10:30 am - 12:00 pm	Conventions of the Unconventional  
Chair: David Pacun (Ithaca College) 
*	Five-Measure Units in Brahms's Rhapsody in E-flat, op. 119,
	No. 4: Their Necessity, Effect, and Consequences 
	Samuel Ng (Louisiana State University) 
*	Opening Motions to the Submediant in Mozart 
	Mark Anson-Cartwright (Queens College) 


Program Committee: Chandler Carter (Hofstra University), chair; Poundie Burstein (ex officio), Patricia Julien (University of Vermont), Steven Laitz (Eastman School of Music); Matthew Santa (Texas Tech), and Albin Zak III (SUNY Albany). For further information about the conference, see
http://www.ithaca.edu/music/mtsnys/2006mtg/conference.html.
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