This past weekend, the Society for Music Theory and American Musicological Society convened in Denver, Colorado, for their joint annual meeting. In addition to the numerous presentations and panels offered, SMT announces a series of publication awards that recognize significant contributions to the discipline of music theory. We are thrilled to share that two IU Music Theory faculty received these prestigious awards for their recent work.
Prof. Julian “Jay” Hook received the Wallace Berry Award, given for a distinguished book by an author of any age or career stage. His book Exploring Musical Spaces: A Synthesis of Mathematical Approaches was written to bridge the gap between mathematical newcomer and specialist treatments of this thriving but sometimes difficult area of the discipline.
Prof. Noriko Manabe received the Public-Facing Scholarship Award for her video article “Abe Road: Kuwata Keisuke’s Beatles Parody.” The article, which can be viewed on YouTube, breaks down Kuwata’s linguistic transformation of Abbey Road that enabled him to present his commentary on Japanese politicians and political events by framing it as humorous entertainment.
Congratulations to both!