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School of Music, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

All papers will be in Room 113 in the Music Building (6361 Memorial Rd)


12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration & Refreshments

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Issues in the Analysis of World Music

John Roeder and Michael Tenzer, University of British Columbia

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Session 1, Meter and Metric Dissonance

Alan Dodson, chair, University of British Columbia

Finding the Salsa Beat from the Positional Listening Perspective on the Dancing Salsero/a

Rebecca Simpson-Litke, University of Manitoba

Metrical Dissonance and Subliminal Hypermeter in Schubert's Sonata Forms

John Hei Yeung Lai, University of British Columbia

Hemiolas in Non-Isochronous Meters

Jay Smith, Texas Women’s University

4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Coffee break

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Session 2, Musical Encounters Across Cultures

Michael Tenzer, chair, University of British Columbia

Marwa Blues: The Indian Topic in the Music of George Harrison

Emily Vanchella, University of California, Santa Barbara

A Modal Curiosity in Huangmei Opera: The Impact of Fieldwork on World Music Analysis

Anna Wang, Harvard University

Dinner on your own

Friday evening concert: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Canadian pianist Louis

Lortie, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St.): works by Beethoven, Debussy and Tchaikovsky


8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Session 3, Pitch-Space

Amy Bauer, chair, University of California, Irvine

Sigfrid Karg-Elert on the Three-Dimensional Pitch-Space Locations and Functional Meanings of the Diminished Seventh Chord

David Byrne, University of Manitoba

A Cascading Canon System and Its Hyper-Hexatonic Design in Holst’s “Lovely Venus”

Dustin Chau, University of Kansas

The Dramatization of an “Irrationally Functional” Harmonic Space: Thomas Adès’s

Powder Her Face

Kyle Shaw, California State University, Bakersfield

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Coffee break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 4, Tonality in the Early 20th Century

Richard Kurth, chair, University of British Columbia

Tonal Function as a Signifier in Schoenberg’s Atonal and Twelve-Tone Music

Jack Boss, University of Oregon

How Schoenberg Defines Formal Functions Without Tonal Harmony

Andrew Eason, University of Oregon

Tonal Relations in Sibelius's Swan of Tuonela

Alexandre Negri, University of British Columbia

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch break

1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. WCCMTA business meeting

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session 5, Form in Popular Music

John Roeder, chair, University of British Columbia

The Ballad vi Chord in Pop Rock and its Relation to Phrase Rhythm

Stanley Ralph Fink, Florida State University

Anti-Telos Choruses in Recent Pop

Drew Nobile, University of Oregon

Form and the Jam: Defining Improvisation in the Music of Dave Matthews Band

Micheal Sebulsky, University of Oregon

3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Coffee break

3:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Session 6, Repetition and (Ir)regularity

Ève Poudrier, chair, University of British Columbia

Escaping the Duple Default: Two Examples of Phrase-Rhythmic 'Zehntaktigkeit'

Grant Sawatzky, University of British Columbia

Repeat and Repeat Again: A Reexamination of Fuzzy Contour in Steve Reich's

The Desert Music

Kristen Wallentinsen, Albuquerque, New Mexico

4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Coffee break

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Keynote Address

“The Embodiment of Piano Phase: de Keersmaeker’s Choreography”

Gretchen Horlacher, Indiana University 

6:30 p.m Conference Dinner


8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Session 7, Polyphony

Drew Nobile, chair, University of Oregon

O V, Where Art Thou? Notre Dame Polyphony, "Dominant" Sonorities, and a New Approach to Diatonic Set Theory

Jessica Fulkerson, Brandeis University

Give Me That Old-Time Cantus Firmus: An Analysis of Vocal Polyphony in the Carter Family’s Early Recordings

Brent Lawrence, University of Oregon

10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Coffee break

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Session 8, Sets and Symmetries

Russell Knight, chair, Scripps College

Nested Symmetries: Musical Idea and Levels of Symmetry in Roger Sessions’

5 Pieces for Piano, #1

Laura Hibbard, University of Connecticut

The Creative Use of Allen Forte’s Pitch-Class Set Theory in Chinese Composer Luo ZhongRong’s String Quartets

Lei Jiang and Mutian Du, East China Normal University, Shanghai

11:15 a.m. –11:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Session 9, Form and Narrative in 19th-Century Music

Alan Dodson, chair, University of British Columbia

What Harold Saw in Italy: A Case for Narrative Agency

Ian Gerg, Chestnut Hill College, PA

Process as Expression: Thematic Narrative in Fanny Hensel’s Sonata Forms

Tyler Osborne, University of Oregon

Sunday afternoon opera: Faust, Vancouver Opera, 2 pm at the Queen Elizabeth

Theatre (630 Hamilton St.), featuring Canadian superstars David Pomeroy, Simone

Osborne, and Robert Pomakov