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Winter 2013 Meeting: This Saturday, Feb. 2 at Tufts

Please join us at Distler Hall, Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University this Saturday for the Winter 2013 Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society. Refreshments begin at 9:45am. In addition to a wide variety of paper topics, this meeting will include the option of visiting the Lilly Library and Ritter Special Collections during lunch; tours are available, and food and drink are permitted. Directions and Parking info can be found here . ---- Program: 9:45-10:15 Refreshments and Registration Morning Session 10:15 Welcome 10:20 Triple Threat: Ida Rubinstein as Patron, Impresario, and Director (Louis Epstein, Harvard University) 11:00 Music and the Pirates of Madagascar (Basil Considine, Boston University) 11:40 Copland, Mahler, and the American Sound (Matthew Mugmon, Harvard University) 12:20-2:20 Lunch Break (The Lilly Library and Ritter Special Collections (downstairs) are open to visitors during this time; tours

A few reflections on Beyond Notation: An Earle Brown Symposium

Note: If you attend a symposium or conference in New England, please consider submitting a short report for publication on this blog. You may send your submission to rebecca dot marchand at gmail dot com. ------- Beyond Notation: An Earle Brown Symposium January 18 & 19, 2013 Northeastern University I'm glad to say it was teaching that kept me from attending the first day of Beyond Notation: An Earle Brown Symposium at Northeastern University, rather than some less noble excuse. I did attend many of the events on Saturday, however, and the day concluded with an extraordinary concert by the Callithumpian Consort . I offer a few reflections here, but this is by no means an exhaustive report on all events of the symposium, nor even all the events I attended.  Richard Toop's keynote offerings (introduced via an audio recording of Toop and then read by Rebecca Kim) on lyricism in Brown's "Centering" (1973) gave me a deep appreciation for Ethan Woo