Bach in the Age of Modernism, Postmodernism and Globalization
Although the music of J.S. Bach has inspired a voluminous amount of scholarship, the impact and appropriation of his music in the 20th and 21st centuries remains relatively unexplored. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines and perspectives that share an interest in the multiple ways the music of J.S. Bach has impacted culture or inspired the work of composers, pedagogues, performers, critics, and listeners during the 20th century and beyond.
Topics include Bach’s influence on major composers, recent discoveries in archival research, the reception and appropriation of “Bach” by diverse political regimes, the use of Bach’s compositions as pedagogical models in higher education, the quotation from or appropriation of Bach’s compositions and style, and the metamorphosis of “Bach” and his music from local to national, European, Western, and now, Global.
Michael Marissen, Keynote Speaker
Bach Against Modernity
Bach’s Holy Dread, The New Yorker, 01/02/2017
Non-Musical Performances of Bach’s Music as Acts of Critical Analysis
New England Conservatory
Certifying J.S. Bach’s Interplanetary Funksmanship: George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, and P-Funk’s Baroque Aesthetic
Allusions to J.S. Bach in the Early Piano Pieces of Ferrucio Busoni
University of Arizona
Bernstein, Rock, and Bach: Constructing a Tonal Heritage for Modern Music
University of Warsaw
Music at the Lutheran court chapel in Dresden in the time of Bach
Canon and Identity: Leo Schrade’s Bach Studies During his Years at Yale