Dr. Oded Erez

Buber Fellow: 
2016
Research Field: 

Musicology

Tel: 
+972-2-5881931
Room: 
532 Mandel Building
Academic interests: 

popular music, music in film, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, critical theory, politics and aesthetics, vernacular cosmopolitanism, Mediterraneanism, Israel studies.

Current Projects: 

- “Song of the Metic”: Mediterranean cosmopolitanism and popular music in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Paris, and New York during the “long 1960s” (mid 50s to mid 70s).
- The resurgence of the Arabic language in contemporary popular music in Israel

Curriculum Vitae: 
Education

2016 PhD, Department of Musicology, UCLA
Dissertation: “Becoming Mediterranean: Greek Popular Music and Ethno-Class Politics in Israel, 1952-1982”
Advisor: Tamara Levitz; Committee: Edwin Seroussi, Timothy D. Taylor, and Nina Eidsheim
2011 M.A. (summa cum laude), Individual program in Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (advisor: Ruth HaCohen)
2008 B.A. (magna cum laude), Musicology/Interdisciplinary Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: INSTRUCTOR

2016 Music in Film, School of Arts, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2016 Methodologies in Popular Music Studies (co-taught with Prof. Edwin Seroussi and others), Department of Musicology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015, 2016 The Value of Art and Art as Value (co-taught with prof. Ruth HaCohen), School of Arts, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2008-2010 Keyboard Harmony, Department of Musicology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: TEACHING ASSISTANT

2013 Music and Film, UCLA
2013 History of Rock, UCLA
2012 History of Opera: Baroque and Classical Periods, UCLA
2010 From Bach to the Beatles, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 Secretary, Mediterranean Music Study Group, International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
2014 Cofounder (With Dr. Abigail Wood), Forum for Contemporary Ethnomusicology, Israel
2013-2014 Visiting Scholar, Institute for Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2012-2013 Editorial board member, ECHO: a music-centered journal
2011 Co-convener, “Popular Music in Israel: Recent Practices of Production and Consumption”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2008-2010 Manager, instructional software lab, Department of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Publications: 
ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

2015 “The Practice of Quoting Everyday Life: Quotation as Political Praxis in the Songs of HaBiluim.” (Hebrew) Theory and Criticism (Teoria U’vikoret) Vol. 45 (Winter 2015): 169-195.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

2014 “A Million Tear-Stained Eyes: Aesthetics and Politics in the World of Roger Waters.” In Ari Katorza (Ed.), Pink Floyd: Breaking the Wall (Hebrew) 157-180. Tel-Aviv: Resling.
2011 “The Practice of Quoting Everyday Life,” In Jonas Pfohl et al (Eds.), Copy & Paste: Meins, Deins, Unsers im Gespräch. Conference Proceedings of the 23rd International symposium of the German Association of Musicology Students (DVSM), Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Vienna, 147-161. Aachen: Shaker Verlag.

BOOK REVIEWS

2013 Review of Real Time: Hip-Hop in Israel / Israeli Hip-Hop (Hebrew) by Uri Dorchin. Ethnomusicology Review 18 (Fall) [link].

CONFERENCES PAPERS (SELECTED)

2016 “(Dis)orienting Sounds: Greek Musicians and Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism in1960s Israel.” Musicians in the Mediterranean: Narratives of Movement, Naples, Italy
2014 “Becoming Mediterranean: Greek Popular Music and the Negotiation of Mizrahi (Eastern) Identity in Israel.” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Milwaukee
2013 “Discordant Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Transnational Study of Popular Music in Israel.” Annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, UCLA
2013 “Becoming Mediterranean: Aris San and the Greek Heterotopias of Israel in the 1960s.” Annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US chapter), University of Texas, Austin
2012 “A Musical postcard from Istanbul: Turkish Music through German Ears in the Films of Fatih Akin.” Annual symposium, Music and Minorities study group of the International Council for Traditional Music, Zefat Academic College, Israel
2012 “Reclaiming One’s Schubert: Music, Ethos, and Subjectivity in Roman Polanski’s Death and the Maiden (1994).” Annual meeting of the Israeli Musicological Society, Tel-Aviv University
2009 “The Practice of Quoting Everyday Life." International symposium of the German Association of Musicology Students (DVSM), Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Vienna
2009 “Current Critical Voices Visit the Zionist Cultural Space.” Annual Meeting of the Israeli Musicological Society, Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv

HONORS AND AWARDS (SELECTED)

2016 Martin Buber postdoctoral Fellowship
2015 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
2014-2016 Israel Institute Doctoral Fellowship
2012 Young Scholar Award, Israeli Musicological Society
2011 Herb Alpert School of Music Fellowship, UCLA
2009, 2010 Honors scholarship, Department of Musicology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2008 Amitai Rokem Memorial Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate in Musicology, Hebrew University

INVITED TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, AND INTERVIEWS

2015 “Why do Israelis love Greek music?” Interview for Channel One, Israel
2015 “The Greek Wave: The Rise of Greek music and Jaffa as a Mediterranean Heterotopia.” The Taub Center for Israel Studies, NYU
2015 Panelist, “The Future of the Archive”, the Second Meeting of the Forum for Contemporary Ethnomusicology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015 Panel organizer and Respondent, “Voice as a technology of Identity.” The First Meeting of the Forum for Contemporary Ethnomusicology, University of Haifa
2014 “Between the National and the Transnational: Trends and Directions in the study of Popular Music in Israel.” Invited presentation at symposium celebrating the release of the Hebrew edition of Popular Music and National Culture in Israel (2004) by Edwin Seroussi and Motti Regev, Hebrew university of Jerusalem
2014 “Of Vernacular Cosmopolitanism and Popular Music in Israel.” Invited presentation at symposium celebrating the release of the Hebrew edition of Popular Music and National Culture in Israel (2004) by Edwin Seroussi and Motti Regev, Open University, Ra’anana, Israel
2013 “The Many Faces of Arik Einstein.” Invited presentation at Hevruta Beit Midrash, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2012 “A Short History of Yemenites and the Yemenite Imaginary in Israeli Music.” Pre-concert talk for “Yemen Blues”, Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA