Analysis of World Music IG meeting, Fri Nov 2, 12:30 to 2pm
The Analysis of World Music Interest Group is going to hold an open conversation at our IG meeting, around topics and stakes surrounding the convergence of global and vernacular musics, music theory and analysis, and pedagogy. The meeting will take place on Friday from 12:30 to 2pm. Hope to see many of you there!
Here are a few leading questions/prompts that we’ll start with, to get things going:
1) What is, or what should be, the role of the Analysis of World Music IG at SMT (and at AMS/SMT)?
2) What kinds of ways are we, or ought we be, interfacing with SEM's Analysis IG?
3) What kinds of conference-specific activities do people want or can people imagine having?
4) What kinds of ongoing activities should we be undertaking or promoting, beyond the annual meeting?
5) Then a specifically pedagogical bundle of questions: how to bring global vernacular music practices, repertoires, concepts, contexts, issues, etc. into music theory core? This is a lively, complex question, but also can draw upon the robust activity that has taken place around popular music and jazz (for example) in recent years. Some questions might include: What kinds of political or epistemological issues are at stake? How to mitigate them? What kinds of questions do we need to be asking? What kind of training is needed? What kinds of interruptions of existing structures (or at least questionings of assumptions) are enacted?
6) And then of course everyone is encouraged to bring their own questions!
Safe travels to San Antonio,
Dr. Chris Stover
Assistant Professor of Music Theory
School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
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