A silhouette (in white) of Founder's Tower, on a background illustrating a musical theme. Royal Holloway, University of London
Analysing the Musically Sensuous

Saturday 22 November 2008
School of Music, University of Liverpool

A Study Day sponsored by the Society for Music Analysis and the University of Liverpool, including a keynote address by Steve Goodman.


(also available from: http://www.sma.ac.uk/events/Autumn2008_StudyDay_prog.pdf)

from 8:30 Registration

9:30 Session 1 (Sensuous listening)

Franco Fabbri (University of Turin) and Marta García Quiñones (University of Barcelona): ‘Listening to The Shadows, forty-eight years later, and for the first time’
Roddy Hawkins (University of Leeds): ‘The Musical Text as Arbiter: Encouraging Dialogue and Respecting Difference between Analytical and Theoretical Approaches to the Sensuous in Music’

10:30 Coffee

10:45 Session 2 (Sensuousness in 20th century music)

Kenneth Smith (University of Durham): ‘Mapping the Coordinates of Desire in Skryabin’s Musical Erotic: Désir and Caresse dansée’
James Wishart (University of Liverpool): ‘Analysing the Moment: Composers as reluctant Analysts’

11:45 Coffee

12:00 Session 3 (The sensuous and the aesthetic)

Tabitha Heavner (University of Connecticut): ‘The Sensuous in Music Criticism of Gilded Age New York’
Ian Biddle (University of Newcastle): ‘Flesh-mordant: musico-analytical
trajectories across/around/beyond the sensual’

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Keynote
Steve Goodman (University of East London): ‘Bass Materialism'

3:00 Coffee

3:30 Session 4 (Sensuousness in contemporary popular music)
Julian Henriques (Goldsmiths College, University of London): ‘That Thinking Feeling: Sonic Sense and Sensuousness’
Justin Williams (University of Nottingham): ‘“Feel the Bass”: Dr. Dre’s “Jeep beats”, Automobility, and Hip-hop ‘Sub’ Cultures’
Carlo Nardi (Humboldt Universität Berlin): ‘Missing Sense: The Mimesis of Live Electronic Music’

5:00 Conference ends

Cost: The study day is free to current, paid-up members of the Society for Music Analysis, and staff and students of the University of Liverpool. For all others who wish to attend the cost will be:

£10 for students
£20 for non-students

This includes SMA membership until the end of 2009. Membership forms will be available on the day.

Buffet lunch is included for all delegates who confirm their attendance in advance (please mention any dietary requirements when booking).

Contact: to confirm your attendance or request further information please email Mirjam Jooss: mirjamjooss@hotmail.com

Getting there: please visit http://www.liv.ac.uk/about/visiting/index.htm for more information. A limited number of bursaries are available to assist with travel expenses; please see http://www.sma.ac.uk/travel.htm for more details.

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