First cycle of webinars organized by the Sociedad de Análisis y Teoría Musical (SATMUS)
On January 30, the first cycle of webinars organized by the Sociedad de Análisis y Teoría Musical (SATMUS) will begin. Access will be free for all interested people, who may register through the link that will be available soon on the SATMUS website (satmus.org).
This cycle consists of a series of presentations of about 45 minutes on a subject based on an interesting article by the speaker previously published in Spanish in any medium. This is the list of webinars:
• Enrique Igoa: “Nuevas teorías sobre la forma sonata”. January 30th.
• In collaboration with the XX Cycle of Contemporary Music of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Malaga, March 4:
o José Luis Besada: “Prácticas compositivas, ¿un modelo para el análisis musical?”.
o Carlos Villar Taboada: “Procesos de análisis musical ante el repertorio contemporáneo”
o Valentín Benavides: título por determinar.
• Enrique Blanco: “Introducción a la composición con modos”.
• Daniel Roca: “Tradición y renovación en la didáctica del análisis musical”.
• Sergio Lasuén: “Analizando músicas populares urbanas”.
The Sociedad de Análisis y Teoría Musical (SATMUS) was founded in June 2020 by a group of people with deep concerns in the field of music analysis and theory. It includes teachers, students and researchers of music theory and analysis, as well as performers, composers, researchers in related areas (musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, philosophy, etc.) and in general music fans. It is interested in all kinds of musical styles and approaches to music analysis and theory. Although it is based in Spain, people from any country interested in promoting and developing music analysis and theory in Spanish are very welcome.
The main objective of SATMUS is to improve this discipline and its teaching in Spain and, in general, in the Spanish-speaking community, given the scarce tradition of these studies in Spanish. So, they are launching several initiatives from the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year. They already have a website (satmus.org) that is serving as an information and meeting point for the community around their field and have established communication channels between the associates through the creation of an email list. Other planned actions include the organization of congresses, the publication of a specialized magazine, collaboration with national and international organizations with common interests (they are already part of the European Network of Music Theory and Analysis T&AM, which brings together the main European societies in the field) and the advice and awareness of official bodies and other institutions in aspects related to teaching and research in music analysis and theory.