SOUND AND AFFECT: VOICE, MUSIC, WORLD
International Conference
Stony Brook University
April 18-19, 2014

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FRIDAY, APRIL 18                                                                                                                
 
Friday, April 18, Session 1: 9:00-10:30
Humanities Institute 1006
 
Ryan Dohoney, Musicology, Northwestern University
“Whitehead’s Process, Music’s Reality: On Some Potential Modifications to Affect Theory”
 
Dan Wang, Musicology, University of Chicago
“Skepticism’s Moods”
 
Friday, April 18, Session 1: 9:00-10:30
Humanities Institute 1008
 
Adam Knowles, Philosophy, New School for Social Research
“The Gender of Silence: Chōra and the Voice of Women in Ancient Greece” 
 
Kris Trujillo, Rhetoric, U.C. Berkeley
“Labor of Love: Psalter Recitation and the Affective Rhythm of Contemplatio
 
 
Friday, April 18, Session 2: 10:45-12:15
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
Jessica Wiskus, Music, Duquesne University         
“Affect and Temporality: Maurice Merleau-Ponty on Depth and Movement in Music”
 
Sophie Landres, Art History, Stony Brook University
"Playing Dead: Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and the Uncanny Body"
 
 
Friday, April 18, Session 2: 10:45-12:15
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
Christopher Haworth, Music, University of Calgary
“Music Listening and Autobiographical Memory in Thomas Bernard’s Correction
 
Emily Richmond Pollock, Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“How ‘Abstract’ an Opera? : Stereotyped Emotion and the Political Poetics of Nonsense”
 

Lunch: 12:15-1:15

 
Friday, April 18, Session 3: 1:15-2:45
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
James Currie, Musicology, University at Buffalo
“An Orchestra of Nobodies: Daniel Barenboim and the Affective Disciplines of Musical Life”
 
Sara Marcus, English, Princeton University
"’What do you want?' Noise and Political Desire on the Cusp of Black Power"
 
 
Friday, April 18, Session 3: 1:15-2:45
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
John Melillo, English, University of Arizona
“Affect and Belonging: Four Ways of Listening to Noise”
 
Benjamin Downs, Musicology, Stony Brook University
"Melancholy and the Politics of Vocal Materiality in Helmut Lachenmann's Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern"
 
 
Friday, April 18: Session 4: 3:00-4:30
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
Emily Wilbourne, Musicology, Queens College and the Graduate Center CUNY
‘The Recorded Voice in Seventeenth-Century Italy”
 
André Redwood, Music Theory, University of Notre Dame
“Delivering Affect: Sound and the Divine in the Harmonie universelle
 
 
Friday, April 18: Session 4: 3:00-4:30
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
Session Chair and Respondent, Robert Harvey, Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University
 
Lorenzo Simpson, Philosophy, Stony Brook University
“The ‘Sound’ of Music: Sonic Agency and the Dialectic of Freedom and Constraint in Jazz Improvisation”
 
Eduardo Mendieta, Philosophy, Stony Brook University
"The Philosopher’s Voice: The Prosody of Logos"
 
Don Ihde, Philosophy, Stony Brook University
“Postphenomenology: Sounds beyond Sounds”
 

Coffee Break: 4:30-5:00
 

Humanities Institute 1008: Plenary Session I: 5:00-6:30
 
Tamara Levitz, Musicology, UCLA
“Sara Ahmed’s Cultural Politics of Emotions Forging Peace in the Middle East through Music”
 
Robin James, Philosophy, UNC Charlotte
“Waves of Moderation: The Sound of Sophrosyne in Ancient Greek and Neoliberal Times”
 

6:30: Reception: Wang Center: Alumni Lounge
 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Saturday, April 19, Session 1: 9:00-10:30
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
Peter Winkler, Composition, Stony Brook University
“Blackface and the Voice of Elvis Presley”
 
Ted Gordon, Musicology, University of Chicago
“’High in the Custerdome’: Steely Dan’s Split Libido”
 
Saturday, April 19, Session 1: 9:00-10:30
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
Roger Mathew Grant, Music Theory, University of Oregon
“After the Natural Sign: Affect Theory’s End?”
 
Daniel Villegas Vélez, Musicology, University of Pennsylvania
“Mimesis and the Affective Ground of Baroque Representation”
                                                
 
Saturday, April 19, Session 2: 10:45-12:15
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
Berthold Hoeckner, Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago
"Film, Music, Affective Economies"
 
Julie Beth Napolin, Literary Studies, The New School
“Miscegenating Sound”
 
 
Saturday, April 19, Session 2: 10:45-12:15
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
Mack Hagood, Media, Journalism, and Film, Miami University, Ohio
“Tinnitus: Sound, Suffering, and Remediation”
 
Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Ethnomusicology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine/ Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
"Loudness, Excess, and the Affect of Sovereignty and Abjection in a Neoliberal Frontier Zone (Buenaventura, Colombia)"
 

Lunch: 12:15-1:15
 

Saturday, April 19, Session 3: 1:15-2:45
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
Denise Elif Gill, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Washington University in St Louis
“Affect and the Melancholic Modalities of Turkish Classical Musicians”
 
Murray Dineen, Musicology and Music Theory, University of Ottawa
“Work's End”
 
 
Saturday, April 19, Session 3: 1:15-2:45
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
Aaron Hayes, Musicology, Stony Brook University
“Nietzsche’s Ariadne in Barraqué and Deleuze: Dionysian Affects of the Avant-Garde Voice”
 
Anthony Abiragi, Humanities, University of Colorado, Boulder
“The “Quick of Life” as Affect of the Political: Blanchot, Speech, and World Disclosure”
 
 
Saturday, April 19, Session 4: 3:00-4:30
Humanities Institute, 1006
 
Martin Scherzinger, Media Culture and Communications, New York University
“From Autonomous Listening to Automatic Listening: Music, Software, Affect”
 
Tony Perman, Ethnomusicology, Grinnell College
“Semiotic Expectations and the Transformation of Emotional Experience in Mhongo Drumming in Zimbabwe”
 
Saturday April 19, Session 4: 3:00-4:30
Humanities Institute, 1008
 
Deniz Peters, Music Aesthetics, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Austria
“Gesture, Empathy, Affect: The Adverbial Expression of Emotion in Music”
 
Chris Stover, Music Theory and Composition, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
“Affect and Improvising Bodies”
 

Coffee Break: 4:30-5:00
 

Plenary Session II
Humanities Institute 1008
 
Lydia Goehr, Philosophy, Columbia University
“Red Squares: Blank Scores: Affektive Images and Thought Experiments”
 
Gary Tomlinson, Musicology, Yale University
"Sign, Affect, and Musicking before the Human"
 
 

6:30: Banquet for Conference Participants: Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook
 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Decatur Smith at stephen.d.smith@stonybrook.edu.

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