The 8th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8)
Jun
21
to Jun 24

The 8th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8)

Mr. Jordan will present his paper titled "Gender-Coded Diegetic/Non-Diegetic Music: A Stake Through the Heart of Gendered Musical Traits."

Abstract: In opera, television, or cinema, the accompanying soundtrack and musical gestures within aide in informing the audience how one should perceive a situation, environment, emotion, or character, in addition to conveying cultural and social messages. Whether the music or sounds are made within the story space—and thus, are perceived by the on-screen characters—or created for the purpose of eliciting moods or reactions from the audience, the sounds and silences that one experiences from a motion picture are an integral part of forming the identities of the characters and subsequently how the audience responds to that character. This paper will attempt to investigate the relationship between masculine and feminine musical features in both diegetic and non-diegetic music in film and television, and the fictional characters with which they correspond. 

The paper will briefly explore traditional gender-coded musical traits in male and female characters in earlier classical compositions, such as opera. The research will then look at how women were depicted in early Hollywood films primarily using Heather Laing’s book The Gendered Score, specifically how diegetic music can be used for masculine characters, while non-diegetic music is often associated with an emotional, feminine character. Philip Tagg’s 1989 empirical research on television themes and gender association will then be discussed to give a basis of expectations for gender-coded music. Finally, the paper will then consider the main theme of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, using Janet K. Halfyard’s article in Slayage and contributions in the book Music, Sounds, and Silence, discussing the diegetic and non-diegetic music within several episodes, exploring how the television series and its female protagonist exploit gendered musical traits and, on occasion, purposefully reversed some gendered musical expectations, without reducing the protagonist to a parody or caricature of anti-femininity.

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Vox Nova
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Vox Nova

Odyssey welcomes back Vox Nova, our Ensemble-in-Residence! Vox Nova has established itself as the premiere an ensemble with no conductor, and you will really appreciate their phenomenal versatility to cover contrasting repertoire from Baroque to Modern Day eras. Their music knows no boundaries, a creative process which both instrumentalists and vocalists will appreciate.

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Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents Vox Nova
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents Vox Nova

Mr. Jordan will perform with Vox Nova. Columbia, Missouri. 

Odyssey welcomes Vox Nova as our first Ensemble-in-Residence! In the past three years, Vox Nova has established itself as the premiere an ensemble with no conductor, and you will really appreciate their phenomenal versatility to cover contrasting repertoire from Baroque to Modern Day eras. Their music knows no boundaries, a creative process which both instrumentalists and vocalists will appreciate. The season finale concert will be followed by a festive reception, which has become Odyssey’s trademark: To bring audience and performers together to celebrate music. More information: www.voxnovacomo.com

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Darrell Jordan DMA Recital
May
29
4:30 PM16:30

Darrell Jordan DMA Recital

Mr. Jordan will be giving his first doctoral degree recital at the University of Washington. Selections will include Samuel Barber's Dover Beach and Mélodies passagères Op. 27, Four German Songs by Charles Ives, selections from Richard Pearson Thomas's Ossessione

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Elemental Earth Day Recital
Apr
22
3:30 PM15:30

Elemental Earth Day Recital

Mr. Jordan makes his debut with the Seattle Art Song Society. Join SASS as we explore the elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air through song. The program features songs by Hugo Wolf, Juliana Hall, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Aaron Copland, Henry Purcell, Ernst Bacon, Reynaldo Hahn, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Roger Quilter, Björk, and new works by Steven Luksan and Brian Armbrust.

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