Directions to the Heyman Center for the Humanities

1:00-1:15 Welcome

1:15-2:15 Keynote, Guangming Li, “Topics in the History of Chinese Music Theory”

Chair: Matthew Jones (Columbia)

2:30-4:00 Lightning Talk Panel: Emerging Work in Global Histories of Music Theory

Mahir Cetiz (Columbia), “Tuning, Notation, and Theory in Turkish Classical Music”

Zoe Weiss (Cornell), “Telling Taxonomies: Colonial Organology in Safavid Persia”

Carlos Ramirez (Cornell), “Todos Juntos: Cross-cultural keyboard networks and identity politics in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain”

Sadegh Ansari (Columbia), “Formation of music theory and translation of musical concepts in medieval Baghdad”

Qingfan Jiang (Columbia), “The ‘Miraculous European Art’: Jesuits and Western Music Theory in Late Imperial China”

Chair: Bert Hansen

4:00-4:30 Coffee break

4:30-5:45 Roundtable: What does it mean to engage with global histories?

Andrew Hicks, Nancy Rao, Eben Graves, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Eugenia Lean

Moderators: Carmel Raz and Lan Li

5:45-6:15 Reception 

6:15-7:45 Comparative Conversations: “An Evening with the Monochord”

Joon Park, “Pitch-Pipes and the Monochord: Technological Influences in East Asian and Western Conceptualizations of Musical Pitches”

David Cohen, “One Indivisible? Pythagorean Rationality in Division of a Monochord, Proposition 3″

Guangming Li, “New Findings on Non-mathematical Methods of Constructing the 12-Lülü Chromatic Scale with the Monochord in Ancient China”

Respondent: Nathan Martin, “Global History, Material History, and the History of Music Theory”

Chair: Miki Kaneda

7:45-8:00 Closing Remarks:  Lan Li, “Theory and Historical Ontology”