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Presentations

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2024

“Reframing the Avant-Garde(n): An Examination into Arts for Art’s InGardens Festival,” CUNY Graduate Music Conference, New York, 13 April 2024.

2023

“Sounding Xeno-Architectures in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Biophony:SoundGarden (2023),” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Tempe, 26-29 October 2023.

2023

"'And our Gardens make us strong!': Sounding (Green)Space Across NYC’s Lower East Side Community Gardens"  Music, Research, and Activism, Helsinki, May 10-12, 2023.

2023

“Listening in the Garden: Power in/of Environmental Sound Art Installations,” Society for American Music, Minneapolis, March 8-12, 2023.

2022

“Environmental Currents: Between the Technological and the Ecological in the Works of Pauline Oliveros and Annea Lockwood,” Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Society for Music Theory, and Society for Ethnomusicology, New Orleans, November 10-13, 2022.

2022

“Listening in the Garden: Power in/of Environmental Sound Art Installations,” Music, Sound, and Climate Justice Conversations, New Orleans, November 8-9, 2022.

2022

"Environmental Currents: Between the Technological and the Ecological in the Works of Annea Lockwood,” Wild Energies: Live Materials Symposium, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), 28-29 April 2022.

2022

“Ecomusicologies and Environmentalisms: An Anti-Disciplinary Manifesto,” Midwest Graduate Music Symposium, Northwestern University, 9-10 April 2022.

2022

“Environmental Currents: Between the Technological and the Ecological in the Works of Pauline Oliveros and Annea Lockwood,” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter, Roosevelt University (virtual), 26-27 March 2022.

2022

“William Grant Still’s Highway 1,” Pre-Opera Lecture Series, Indiana University Opera
and Ballet Theater, 4-5 & 11-12 February 2021.

2021

“Schoenberg’s (De)Compositions: Destruction of Woman, Tonality, and Nature in Das
Buch der Hangenden Garten,” Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium, Florida State University, 11 September 2021; Department of Musicology Colloquium Series, Indiana University, 3 September 2021.

2018

“Ellen Taafe Zwilich and the ‘Woman Composer,’” Undergraduate Music Research Symposium, Florida State University, 31 March 2018.

Recent Publications

“Electroacoustic Practices of Radical Play and Resonance: Stuart Dempster’s Use of Laughter, Illusion, and Environmental Homage,” 

“Review: Amy Cimini, Wild Sound: Maryanne Amacher and the Tenses of Audible Life,” 

"Bloomington Early Music Festival: Recentering Women in the Celebration"

A comprehensive overview of the annual Bloomington Early Music Festival

"CMI City Sounds: Jared Thompson and Eliza Brown"

December 16, 2021 - Featuring interviews with local Indianapolis composers Jared Thompson and Eliza Brown 

Excerpt: "The City Sounds project has presented unique challenges to both composers, whether it’s utilizing new instrumentation in the case of Jared Thompson or responding to site-specific sonic qualities with Eliza Brown’s airport composition. However, despite the challenges, all of the composers have committed themselves to the larger task at hand. 'The mission of Classical Music Indy is to bring the music itself out of this ivory tower, lofty, snooty kind of position,” said Thompson of the project. “That means expanding audiences, that means expanding participants.' With help from the CMI City Sounds project, local composers and performers are given the opportunity to leave a thumbprint not only on their listeners as individuals, but on the community as a whole."

"CMI City Sounds: Frank Felice & Eric Salazar"

November 12, 2021 - Featuring interviews with local Indianapolis composers Frank Felice and Eric Salazar 

Excerpt: "Classical Music Indy has always strived to make classical music more accessible for audiences and artists in Central Indiana, but the recent CMI City Sounds project is redefining accessibility for local audiences, performers, and even composers. Supported by the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund, CMI chose 10 well-known Indianapolis sites to serve as performance venues for local musicians. Now, by scanning a QR code at each site, visitors can find video recordings of each performance. Of the 10 possible sites to experience, four of these performances feature original works by local composers..."

"Learning to Listen: The Music of Pauline Oliveros and Annea Lockwood"

Excerpt: "It is easy to disregard everyday sounds as background noise in our normal listening environments. We often rely so much on our other senses to guide us through the world that our brains begin to block out the sounds that constantly surround us. To some composers, the line between environmental noise and music is intentionally blurred..."

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