Music and/as Process Study Group 2nd Annual Conference

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Music and/as Process Study Group

31 May – 1 June 2014 • Canterbury Christ Church University

We are delighted to announce the date of the Music and/as Process Study Group Annual Conference for 2014.

The 2nd Annual conference of the Music and/as Process study group will build on the success of the first annual conference which took place in June 2013 in Huddersfield. This event drew delegates engaged in traditional and practice-led research from four continents.

The annual conference of the study group aims to bring together the current study group members, along with other scholars in the field of Music and/as Process to examine current research in the topic and set the agenda for the coming year. The 2nd Annual conference also aims to strengthen links between scholars in the UK and the US through the concurrent events taking place at the nief-norf Summer Festival in Furman University (http://www.niefnorf.org/overview). A further aim of the conference is to widen the breadth of discussion and participation in the Music and/as Process study group, as such papers addressing aspects of process that extend the understanding of the topic beyond contemporary music to historical and non-western musics are particularly welcomed.

The conference proposes to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss music that ‘performs’ process. The symposium will highlight the different types of process that are undertaken in and by music and creative work and situate process in music as different from compositional technique; a facet of the performance, experience, and the temporal dimension of music. It will also attempt to discuss and document some of the different ways that composers and performers approach and discuss process in practice.

Details of the Call for Papers and the Keynote Speakers will be announced shortly.

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