Conferences and Presentations

Upcoming Conferences-Panels

“(Re)imagining Borders: The Performing Arts in Global Dialogue”
Chair, Panel Moderator
Andy Teirstein (NYU-Tisch; Founder-Director of Translucent Borders); Joanna Sherman (Founder-Director Bond Street Theater); Amal Murkus (Palestinian Singer-Activist)
(NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, UAE, March 30, 2021) https://nyuadi.secure.force.com/Events/NYUEventRegistration?event=hCV_2BkWx2mXcfkj3_2BoUggpw_3D_3D

“This world remains a mute world from which no music will ring out”: Hearing Him Sophy’s Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia in Counterpoint with Walter Benjamin’s Conception of the Law”
Conference paper
International Conference: “Working with Benjamin on Law”
(Walter Benjamin Archive-Leibniz -Zentrum für Literatur-und Kulturforschung
(Berlin, Germany: July 16-17, 2021)
https://www.zfl-berlin.org/veranstaltungen-detail/items/working-with-benjamin-on-law.html

Past Conferences-Panels

“Voicing Cultural Trauma in the 1960s and 1970s”
Chair, Panel
International Conference: “Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
(Indiana University, USA, February 12-14, 2021)

“Faculty Share: Bringing Research into the Classroom”
Discussant, Panelist
With May Al-Dabbagh (Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy); Vijayavenkataraman Sanjairaj (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering)
 (NYU Abu Dhabi Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning: UAE, March 1 2021)

“Art & Healing: Virtual Festival” (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Chair, panel moderator
“The Making of a ‘Masterpiece’: Him Sophy’s Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia” (program)
Him Sophy (composer) Rithy Panh (filmmaker) and Gideon Obarzanek (stage director)
Panel on Zeigler’s documentary film Wandering Souls and Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia.
(Cambodian Living Arts and Arts4peace Workshop, Cambodia: December 12-20, 2020) https://bangsokol.cambodianlivingarts.org/2020-festival/

“Trauma and Transmigration in Him Sophy’s Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia at the Fortieth Commemoration of the End of the Genocide in Phnom Penh”
Conference paper
International Conference: "Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures"
London Center for Interdisciplinary Research
(Cambridge University, UK, July 25, 2020-remote platform)

Synaesthetic Metamorphoses: The Schulhoff- Pešánek Collaboration in the1932 Brno Staging of the Opera Flammen
Conference Paper
International Conference: “Illuminations: Perspectives on the Way of Light
London Center for Interdisciplinary Research
(Birkbeck University of London, UK, March 14, 2020): remote participation

Conflicted Identities: Agency, Autobiography, and Memory in Viktor Ullmann’s Piano Sonata No. 7
Conference Presentation
Intercongressional Symposium of the International Musicological Society (IMS):
Agency and Identity in Music
(Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-10, 2019)

Cultural Exchange and Politics in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
Chair of Panel
Intercongressional Symposium of the International Musicological Society (IMS):
Agency and Identity in Music
(Lucerne, Switzerland, July 8, 2019)

At Ground Zero: Remembering 9/11 in the ‘Memory Spaces’ of John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls (2002)
Conference Presentation
International Conference: The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place
London Center for Interdisciplinary Research

Translucent Borders Conference-Workshop
NYU-NYUAD Institute Workshop-Conference
Co-convener with Andy Teirstein (Professor, NYU-Tisch): Director of Global Institute for Advanced Study and Working Group for Translucent Borders
(NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, February 18-21, 2019)

Trauma, Telos, and Temporalities: Legacies of World War I in Erwin Schulhoff’s Opera Flammen and the Legend of Ahasuerus
Conference Presentation- Opera and Time Panel
Annual Conference: American Musicological Society (AMS)-Society for Music Theory (SMT)   
(San Antonio, Texas: November 1-4, 2018)

Music as Cultural Heritage: Problems of Historiography, Ethnography, Ethics, and Preservation: Program
Panel Chair-Opera
Joint Conference of the IMS, ICTM, and AML and NYU-Institute at NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
(NYUAD, Conference Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 13 -15, 2017)