Mojo Risin’ at Iowa’s Obermann Center

Two members of the music theory faculty, Matthew Arndt and Jennifer Iverson have recently been honored as Fellow-in-Residence at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. This award gives them a space to work on their research and writing at the Obermann Center, the chance to share and discuss work with other Fellows, $1000 for research, and the opportunity to apply for funding for interdisciplinary projects. Dr. Iverson is working in the same space that Dr. Arndt worked in in the fall (see photo), because it has the best mojo. During his Fellowship, Dr. Arndt completed the manuscript for his book project, “With God!”: The Musical Thought of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg. Dr. Iverson is working on three article projects, discussing the dawn of electronic music at the WDR studio in Cologne, John Cage‘s 1954 visit to West Germany, and the disabled body in electronic music.

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Iowa faculty and the Oxford University Press Handbooks

A number of new titles in the Oxford Handbook series feature contributions from University of Iowa faculty.

Trevor Harvey’s “Virtual Worlds: An Ethnomusicological Perspective” may be found in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality.

Nathan Platte’s “Performing Prestige: American Cinema Orchestras, 1910-1958” may be found in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies.

Robert C. Cook’s “Tonal Interpretation, Transformational Models, and the Chromatic Calls to Repent in Franck’s Le chasseur maudit” may be found in the Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories.

Mary Cohen et. al’s “At-risk youth: Music-making as a means to promote positive relationships” may be found in the Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Vol. 2.

Jennifer Iverson’s “Mechanized Bodies: Technology and Supplements in Björk’s Electronica” will appear in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies.