The primary objective of the SMT Analysis of World Music Interest Group is to provide a unique interdisciplinary platform from which to explore the panoply of global musical traditions, both past and present, that lie outside the purview of Western art music from the broadest possible array of theoretical, cultural, historical and analytical perspectives. This group is allied with the SEM Special Interest Group on Analysis of World Music and the organization Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM).

CFP: Rhythm in Music since 1900

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      Daphne Leong

      On the heels of the exciting AAWM symposium series (June 2023) on rhythm and meter in world musics, we are pleased to announce:  


      Rhythm in Music since 1900

      22-24 September, 2023

      Schulich School of Music, McGill University


      Call for presentations


      Submission deadline: 1 May 2023   


         Keynote speakers:

      • Nicole Lizée, composer
      • Miles Okazaki, jazz guitarist and composer
      • Jason Yust, music theorist


      Rhythm in music since 1900 remains a rich and fascinating field of inquiry. The second RiMs1900 conference seeks to bring multiple perspectives to bear on this field. It will address repertoires ranging from jazz and popular music to global musics and art musics, and topics from performance and pedagogy to cognition and theory. The keynote presenters are a composer, guitarist, and music theorist at the leading edges of rhythmic experimentation and conceptualization.

      We invite proposals on any topic exploring rhythm in any music since 1900. We will consider proposals for presentations (20 min. presentation +10 min. discussion), lecture-recitals (30 min. presentation + 10 min. discussion), alternative format presentations (workshops, etc.), and special sessions of any format.

      Submissions should include an anonymous proposal of 500 words or less and up to four pages of additional materials (examples, bibliography, etc.). Proposals for lecture-recitals may include up to two links for supporting audio-visual material; this material need not be anonymous. Proposals for special sessions should indicate, in the proposal document, the nature of the session, the format, any special needs, and desired amount of time. Proposals should be submitted as a single anonymous PDF, to, where the presenter’s name, e-mail, affiliation; presentation title and format; and equipment needs will also be requested.

      Questions should be directed to

      The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 May 2023.

      Program committee: Daphne Leong (University of Colorado Boulder, Dean’s Chair in Music at McGill University), chair, ex officio; Ben Duinker (McGill University), Jonathan Goldman (Université de Montréal), Christoph Neidhöfer (McGill University)

      This conference follows the first international Rhythm in Music since 1900 (2019) conference, held at the University of Colorado Boulder.


      Daphne Leong  Dean’s Chair in Music (2023), Schulich School of Music, McGill University

      Professor, Music Theory, College of Music, University of Colorado Boulder

      book: Performing Knowledge

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