AMS 2009 – Day #1
A quick run-down of yesterday’s events before running out the door to the first session:
The day began with a very pleasant train ride from Boston to Philly–kind of strange to pass through the center of Manhattan without even seeing it. A quick cab ride to the conference hotel and we’re off.
I always find that Thursday afternoon at AMS is a nice “calm before the storm.” So, I took the opportunity to sit in the lobby, catch up with old friends and colleagues, and book up my lunches and dinners for the remainder of the weekend.
As a result, I only made it to two papers: Dave Paul and John Z. McKay. Both were well delvired and received presentations (more on particular aspects of individual papers in a later post).
The best part of the day was definately the Amusicology reception. Thanks to all who came by! It was really great to see everyone, especially the bloggers: 2’23″, Zeitschichten, ThoughtLights, and one new one whose name escapes me in the pre-coffee phase of my day…I’ll add it when I remember it! We’ll do it again next year for sure.
See you round the conference!