WESTERN MUSIC SURVEY(?)

I’m working on a syllabus for a western music survey course, the course that music historians are still overwhelmingly expected to teach in music and musicology departments across the nation. The problem I’m having is the same problem that any self-critical music scholar has when faced with the assignment: the conflict between university expectations (to … Continue reading WESTERN MUSIC SURVEY(?)

TWO TERMS

No, not those kind. These are two concepts I’m working on at the moment. They should appear in a short piece soon. Compulsory Presentism: any condition whereby the past and future are prohibited from being ‘officially’ recognized by the rules of the discourse in question; the totalizing over-prioritization of the present, whether by the explicit … Continue reading TWO TERMS