Society for Music Theory
40th Annual Meeting
#SMT2017


Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Arlington, VA
November 2–5

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

These photos were taken at the plenary session of the 40th annual meeting of the Society Music Theory, on Saturday, November 4.

All photos © Geoff Sheil, used by permission.

   Conference Information
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   Livestreamed Sessions

Tonality in Rock (9:00am—12:00pm)

Nicole Biamonte (McGill University), Chair

Special Invited Session: Models in Improvisation, Performance, and Composition (2:00–5:00pm)

Daphne Leong (University of Colorado-Boulder), Chair

This session consisted of three short position papers, followed by a panel discussion.


The Music of Chen Yi (7:30–10:30pm)

Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University), Chair Chen Yi (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Respondent

This session consisted of three short analyses and group discussion: Video, part one Video, part two

  • John Roeder (University of British Columbia) Interactions of Folk Melody and Transformational (Dis)continuities in Chen Yi’s Ba Ban
  • Marianne Kielian-Gilbert (Indiana University) Experiencing Chen Yi’s Music // Alternate Lines of Connection, Aesthetic Practice, and Sexual Difference
  • Nancy Rao (Rutgers University) “Shi” and Temporality: A Reading of Gestures in Happy Rain on A Spring Night
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