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May 21 2021

Music Performance Studies Today: “Performance, Gestures, Electronics”

Music Performance Studies Today

Our invited panelists will present on their work in music, technology, and composition. A creative response will follow in the form of a performance of Jocelyn Ho’s piece about women’s labor, and our session will conclude with a panel discussion.

  • Pamela Z, “Surely you Gesture”
  • Melody McKiver, in Conversation with Farrah O'Shea (UCLA)
  • Jocelyn Ho (UCLA), Margaret Schedel (Stony Brook University), Melody Loveless, “Women’s Labor: Building Musical Instruments from Domestic Tools”
  • Patricia Alessandrini (Stanford University), “Parlour Sounds: working towards a cyberfeminist theory of music technology through a critical compositional process”
  • Performance of "Housework Lock (Her) Down II for four Embedded Irons", composed by Jocelyn Ho and Margaret Schedel

This is the seventh and final event in the Music Performance Studies Today series. Considering musics from a variety of traditions, this symposium aims to bring visibility to the field of music performance studies and generate scholarly momentum in its realm at UCLA.

Click here to visit the Symposium Website

Event Co-Sponsors

UCLA Music Library
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund
UCLA Arts Initiative
UCLA Center for Performance Studies
UCLA Department of Musicology
American Society for Theatre Research

This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.