Music and Shape

Music and Shape
Conference announcement

12-14 July 2012, London

Musicians habitually describe music as having shape, especially when speaking of performance. This conference contributes to the AHRC-funded Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice and its project, based at King’s College London, on ‘Shaping Music in Performance’ (, and is organised in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Research. The aim of the conference is to explore, from as many perspectives as possible, relationships between music and shape. A call for papers will be issued in Autumn 2011, inviting proposals for papers, sessions, lecture-recitals, research reports, demonstrations and posters from specialists in any discipline from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, or performing arts that may be able to shed light on the creation, perception or reception of music (and especially musical performance) in relation to shape. Following the conference, submissions will be invited to an edited, peer-reviewed book on music and shape.

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

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