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Chants and Chance

When: Friday, December 07, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture

BARBARA HAGGH-HUGLO, Professor of Musicology
It is assumed in virtually all musicological scholarship that Gregorian chants are classified 'in' eight tones according to their musical characteristics. A close reading of the ninth-century 'Musica disciplina' leads Professor Haggh-Huglo to conclude that the tones are psalm recitation pitches. She explores the considerable consequences of this new interpretation.

DORA HANNINEN, Associate Professor of Music Theory
Analysts of John Cage's music face many challenges, and not only of methodology. Even more fundamental is the need to articulate an appropriate ethic of music analysis. This paper considers aspects of intention; the ecology of musical sound; and the politics, nature, and purpose of music analysis, as it develops an ethic of analysis as a non-reductive, transformative activity.

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School of Music
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