To create a platform for scholars to research underrepresented and neglected new music from around the world, considering the dynamics of musical canonicity and marginality, as well as insider/outsider perspectives and postcolonial issues.
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- Barry Wiener (New York City), Dialectical Polarities in Per Nørgård’s Nuit des Hommes (1996)
- Yahui Cheng (University of South Florida), Who’s Authorship? Authenticity in Chinese Popular Music under Global Modernism (case study in Li Jinhui's Drizzle, 1927)
- Tomoko Deguchi (Winthrop University), The Appeal of the Foreign in Toshio Hosokawa’s Opera Matsukaze (2010)
- Gavin Lee (Soochow University), The Promise of Global Musical Modernism
We held a "Global Musical Modernism" workshop to create a framework for decentering the West and expanding the spatial and temporal boundaries of Western modernism, based on Hayot et. al. eds., A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (Columbia University Press, 2016).
Participants: Gavin Lee, Tomoko Deguchi, Yahui Cheng.
- Navid Bargrizan (University of Florida), Polymodality, Polyphony, and Microtonality in Hamidreza Dibazar's Persian Quartet
- Miki Kaneda (Boston University), Hong-Kai Wang’s Southern Clairaudience and Listening as Decolonial Feminist Work
- Penny Brandt (Institute for Composer Diversity), The human equation: fractal form and activism in the music of Niloufar Nourbakhsh
- Joshua Banks Mailman (Columbia University), Trans-cultural-stylistic Solutions of Toshi Ichiyanagi’s Transfiguration of the Moon (1988), for Shô and Violin
- Antares Boyle (University of Northern Colorado), Flexible Grooves and Formal Processes in Craig Taborn's Avenging Angel (2011)
- Xie Zhangmin, Tan Dun's Ode to Nanxiang
- Ji Yeon Lee (University of Houston), Decoding the Riddle: Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland Tea-Party
- Oksana Nesterenko (Stony Brook University), Algorithmic Method and Delicate Patterns in Leonid Hrabovsky’s Concerto Misterioso
- Craig B. Parker (Kansas State University), The Sori of Young Jo Lee, with an emphasis on Sori No. 13 for unaccompanied trumpet
- Tomoko Deguchi (Winthrop University): Toru Takemitsu (Japan), Far Calls. Coming, far! (1980)
- Anton Vishio (William Paterson University): Jo Kondo (Japan), Paregmenon (2011)
- Barry Wiener (NYC): Akemi Naito (Japan/NY), The Woman in the Dunes for Solo Percussionist (2012, NY)
- Jungmin Lee (Montclair State University): Unsuk Chin (South Korea/Germany), Cello Concerto, 2008 (rev. 2013, premiered in London 2009)
- Gavin Lee (Soochow University, China): John Sharpley (USA/Singapore), Emptiness (2002, Singapore)
- Amy Baur (UC Irvine): Helena Tulve (Estonia), L'Équinoxe de l'âme (The Equinox of the Soul) (2008)
- Ya-Hui Cheng (University of South Florida): Cui Jian (PRC), A Piece of Red Cloth (1991)