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End of year updates from the musicology program

In Musicology by General Entries

The Musicology area shares an update on what’s been happening in that program as we end the academic year: Despite all of us tuning into class home and working on academic work from a variety of different places, the musicology area thrived in the academic year of 2020–21. Throughout the year there were many notable moments as we sat behind …

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New book by Musicologist, Kate McQuiston: Music and Sound in the Worlds of Michel Gondry

In Department News, Faculty News, Musicology by General Entries

UH-Mānoa Professor of Musicology Dr. Kate McQuiston – a leader in the study of music in film and media – has had her latest book published, an examination of director Michel Gondy’s use of music and sound. Michel Gondry’s directorial work buzzes with playfulness and invention: in a body of work that includes feature films such as Eternal Sunshine of …

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The UH Mānoa Music Department welcomes Dr. Elina Hamilton

In Announcements, Faculty News, Musicology by General Entries

The Music Department is excited to welcome musicologist Dr. Elina Hamilton, whose research explores the history of music theory in fourteenth-century England, as Assistant Professor of Musicology. Before arriving in Hawaiʻi, Dr. Hamilton taught courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is also an editorial board member of the East Asian Journal of …

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Dr. Abigail Fine presents at Stony Brook University

In Faculty News, Musicology by General Entries

Recently, UHM Musicology faculty Dr. Abigail Fine gave a presentation for the Sound and Secularity symposium at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. Here is what she has to say about the symposium and her presentation: “On April 12th, I presented at a symposium entitled Sound and Secularity at Stony Brook University. The interdisciplinary event brought together scholars from musicology, …

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Dr. Kate McQuiston Presents at New Zealand Conference

In Faculty News, Musicology by General Entries

This past December 3rd, musicology faculty member Dr. Kate McQuiston presented her research at the Waikato Institute of Technology’s School of Media Arts in Hamilton, New Zealand. For the conference titled “Playing Along” Dr. McQuiston gave a talk titled “The Musical Character of Michel Gondry.” Here is what she has to say about the conference and her work: “The conference …

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A Summer of Books and Movies

In Faculty News, Musicology by General Entries

What’s new with the musicology faculty? Kate McQuiston has been listening to the movies. She says: “Filmmakers and composers are coming up with new, provocative ways of using sound and music in their movies. I’ve had to invent some new words to describe these dynamic collisions and layers of sound and music in an effective way. Take, for example, movies …