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Saturday, April 16 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Kate Heidemann, “Nasal, Twangy, Pharyngeal, or Resonant?: Vocal Timbre and Vocal Tract Shape”
Mark C. Samples, “Privileging the Vocal Instrument: Instrumental Timbre and Legal Likeness”
Maria Sonevytsky, “The Rural Voice on Reality TV: The Politics of Timbre in the Ukrainian ‘Voice’”

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John Rockwell

John Rockwell is an arts critic. At The New York Times he worked as classical music critic, reporter and editor; chief rock critic; European cultural correspondent; editor of the Sunday Arts & Leisure section; arts columnist; and chief dance critic. He also directed the Lincoln Center... Read More →


Kate Heidemann

Kate Heidemann is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She researches vocal timbre in popular music, and the relationship between musical sound and social categories like gender, race, and class. Her work includes studies of music by Billie... Read More →

Mark C. Samples

Mark C. Samples is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music History at Central Washington University. He currently researches the role of commercialism in music, with an emphasis on the branding of music and musicians after 1800, from Jenny Lind to Joan Baez, Tom Waits... Read More →
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Maria Sonevytsky

Maria Sonevytsky is Assistant Professor of Music at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She has published on the racialized accordion in the U.S., post-nuclear folklore in Ukraine, and on doing ethnography in post-Soviet rural Ukraine. She is presently at work on a book... Read More →

Saturday April 16, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Hyatt House 201 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109