Title: Musicology or Ethnomusicology? Discussing Disciplinary Boundaries in Non-Western Art Music

Date: 22 March 2019


Venue: University of Cambridge – Faculty of Music

Organiser: Vera Wolkowicz (Institute of Musical Research)

Academic Mentor: Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge)

Selection Committee: Gavin Lee (Soochow University) Bode Omojola (Five College Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges) Rashel Pakbaz (University of Cambridge)

Workshop Timetable

9.30 Welcome and introduction Vera Wolkowicz (IMR)

10.00 Keynote Address Melanie Plesch (University of Melbourne) The West and the Rest: Some Reflections on Ex-centric Art Musics

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Geographical and Disciplinary Boundaries

Fuyuko Fukunaka (Tokyo University of the Arts): Provincializing European Avantgardism

Pablo Palomino (Emory University): Latin American Music and the ‘Global South’

Joys Cheung (National Taiwan Normal University): The ‘Play’ of the Chinese Qin Practice

Chair: Ariana Phillips-Hutton (University of Cambridge)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Notions of the West

Soosan Lolavar (City, University of London): Shifting Constructions of the ‘West’ in Iranian Musiqi-ye Talfighi (Fusion Music)

David R. M. Irving (ICREA & Institució Milà i Fontanals - CSIC): What is ‘Western’ About Early Modern ‘Western Art Music’?

Rita Adaobi Sunday-Kanu (University of Port Harcourt): Art Music in Nigeria Versus the Western Canon – A Tale of Hegemonic Resistance, Stylistic Identity and Societal Relevance?

Chair: Vera Wolkowicz (IMR)

15.30 Coffee

16.00 Discussing Art Music

Shane McMahon (University College Dublin): The Raw and the Cooked: Sedentism, Niche-Construction, and the Invention of Art Music

Bernardo Illari (University of North Texas): Musicological Complexity and the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Tertulia Song: The Case of Juan Pedro Esnaola in Buenos Aires

Laurence Libin (Metropolitan Museum of Art): Approaching Art Music through Organology

Chair: Christina Michael (European University Cyprus)

17.30: Final Round Table: Geoff Baker (Royal Holloway, University of London), Peter McMurray (University of Cambridge), Katherine Butler Schofield (King’s College London)