Canadian University Music Review

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, 1997

God, Desire, and Musical Narrative in the Isorhythmic Motet
AbstractThis article examines the relationship between late Medieval narrative structure in French literature and music (specifically the isorhythmic motet) and how that structure was shaped by deeply held beliefs within Medieval culture, including the...
Introduction
This special issue of the Canadian University Music Review is dedicated to the interdisciplinary work being undertaken by Canadian musical scholars, and more specifically, by younger musicologists and theorists. As such, the issue provides a fascinating...
Music Trouble: Desire, Discourse, Education
Abstract"Music Trouble" is an experimental paper, a linear re-presentation of the multi-media performance (which included costume, poetry, photographs, and musical scores, in addition to the paper) designed for the Ottawa Border Crossings Conference....
Narrative Theory and Music; or, the Tale of Kundry's Tale
AbstractIn recent years, narrative theory has been an influential model for many writers on music. Things in musical syntax like repetitions, expectations, and resolutions make it tempting to speak of music as narrative, as an emplotment of events, yet...
So You Want to Be a Rock'n'roll Scholar - Well You Need to Get an MBA
AbstractStax Records was a record label based in Memphis, Tennessee from the late 1950s through December 1975, when it was forced into involuntary bankruptcy. "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Scholar - Well You Need to Get an MBA" uses Stax Records...
The Organized Muse? Organization Theory and "Mediated" Music1
AbstractThroughout musical history, organizations have occupied a significant role in the production of music. The article explores how scholarship might approach the study of musical organizations through organization theory. After a discussion of modernist...
White Noise: Composition, Colonization, and Colour1
AbstractThis paper examines the links between Western music, Western metaphysics, and Western imperialism. Taking Derrida's reading of "White Mythology" and "Violence and Metaphysics" as its point of departure, the paper explores the relationship between...