Event Info

A Musicology Colloquium Talk by Danuta Mirka (University of Southampton): “Harmonic Schemata and Hypermeter.”

Free and open to all. Reception to follow. 

About the Artist:

Danuta Mirka studied music theory in Poland and earned a PhD in musicology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. In 2001–2 she was Senior Fulbright Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington, and in 2002–6 Humboldt Fellow and Research Fellow of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where she obtained her further qualification (Habilitation). Before coming to the University of Southampton, she taught at the Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.

Mirka is the co-editor, with Kofi Agawu, of Communication in Eighteenth-Century Music (2008) and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory (2014), which received the Citation of Special Merit from the Society for Music Theory in 2015. My books include The Sonoristic Structuralism of Krzysztof Penderecki (1997) and Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, 1787–1791 (2009), which won the 2011 Wallace Berry Award of the Society for Music Theory. Her articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as The Journal of Musicology, Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, Eighteenth-Century Music, The American Journal of Semiotics, Semiotica, and The Musical Quarterly. A former vice president of the Society for Music Analysis, she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory and Analysis and Eighteenth-Century Music.