A symposium featuring a concert, keynotes and multiple panels of academic papers, to race queer music scholarship by critically engaging a richer, more intersectional approach to thinking about music in its relationship with queer bodies.
4pm–6pm, University of British Columbia
Suzanne G. Cusick, chair
Alisha Lola Jones, “ ‘You Are My Dwelling Place’: Experiencing Black Male Vocalists’ Worship as Autoeroticism in Gospel Performance.”
Deborah R. Vargas, “The ‘J’ (jota) in Jenni: Jenni Rivera’s Queer Sonic Imaginary.”
Concert: Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa and Teiya Kasahara
6:30pm, University of British Columbia, School of Music, Recital Hall
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa and soprano Teiya Kasahara (QAF Artist 2012, 2013) perform pieces by Leslie Uyeda, Hiroki Tsurumoto and Jeffrey Ryan. Teiya previously appeared at QAF as Solana in the world premiere of When the Sun Comes Out, Canada’s first lesbian opera (commissioned by QAF).
Cursor 7, by Hiroki Tsurumoto
“And so I killed a man tonight,” from The Laurels (2001), with music by Jeffrey Ryan, libretto by Michael MacLennan
Solana’s Song from When The Sun Comes Out (2013), with music by Leslie Uyeda, libretto by Rachel Rose
Panel: Complicating Queer
9am–10:30am, University of British Columbia, Irving K Barber Library, Dodson Room
Panel: Genealogies of Current Popular Musics
10:45am–12:15pm, University of British Columbia, Irving K Barber Library, Dodson Room
Panel: Identification and Identity
12pm–1:45pm, Sheraton Wall Center Hotel
Panel: Critiquing Racial Blindness
8pm–10pm, Sheraton Wall Center Hotel
Race-ing Queer Music Scholarship sponsored by the LGBTQ Study Group of the AMS, the Queer Resource Group of the SMT, the Gender and Sexualities Taskforce of the SEM, the School of Music of the University of British Columbia, the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at UBC, the Department of Music at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York, and Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture.