Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. BASS2016 PRAGUE: The Bass in Music, Prague, 20–26 September 2016
  2. Cervantes’ Musics: From Musical Heritage to Musical Reception (XVI-XXI Centuries), Ciudad Real, Spain, 21–3 September 2016
  3. Aesthetics of Inwardness – Max Reger and the Lied around 1900 (Ästhetik der Innerlichkeit – Max Reger und das Lied um 1900), Vienna, 21–3 September 2016
  4. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna – The First 100 Years, Vienna, 22–4 September 2016
  5. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  6. Komitas and Medieval Culture International Conference, Yerevan, Armenia, 27–9 September 2016
  7. ‘Arts + The Inklings’: Verge Conference, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, 28–30 September 2016
  8. Traditions of folk singing, instrumental playing and folk dances in the modern world. Continuity, maintenance and research methods, St Petersburg, 29 September–2 October 2016
  9. Concepts of Improvisation Between the Two World Wars: Performativity, Staged Presence and Participation in Music, Basel, 30 September–1 October 2016
  10. Sound: A lucky bag or a poor cousin of music theory, Hanover, 30 September–2 October 2016
  11. Performance analysis: A bridge between theory and interpretation, Porto, Portugal, 4–6 October 2016
  12. Shakespeare’s Music in France in the 19th-21st centuries, Metz, France, 6–7 October 2016
  13. Log In, Live On – Music and Cyberculture in the Age of the Internet of Things, Lisbon, 7–8 October 2016
  14. Crisis and Prosperity: The Development of Prussian Court Music from 1713 to 1806, Berlin, 7–9 October 2016
  15. The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns, Lucca, 7–9 October 2016
  16. Musica artificiosa: Music as an Art and Profession, Brno, 10–12 October 2016
  17. Transpositions: Music/Image, Belgrade, 12–15 October 2016
  18. Confluences, Connections, and Correspondences: Music and Visual Culture Conference, Toronto, 13–14 October 2016
  19. Intersections: Conference on the History of Music in Valencia, València, 13–15 October 2016
  20. International Conference for Orthodox Music in Prague – ICOMP, Prague, 14–16 October 2016
  21. Music Criticism 1900–1950, Barcelona, 17–19 October 2016
  22. I CONGRESS OF THE BRAZILIAN MUSICOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ABMUS) IV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF IBERO-AMERICAN MUSIC (SIMIbA), Minas Gerais, Brazil, 18–21October 2016
  23. International Symposium on the Histories and Practices of Choral Singing, Lund, Sweden, 19–21 October 2016
  24. Composition Schools in the 20th Century: the Institution and the Context, Vilnius, 19–22 October 2016
  25. Arts Without Borders? Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts, Helsinki, 19–22 October 2016
  26. Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect, Guildford, 21–23 October 2016
  27. XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, Como, Italy, 21–3 October 2016
  28. Radio and Ethnomusicology: BFE One Day Conference, Edinburgh, 22 October 2016
  29. Music on stage: The sixth bi-annual international, interdisciplinary conference, Sidcup, 22–3 October 2016
  30. Russian Musical Baroque: Tendencies and Perspectives of Research, Moscow, 24–6 October 2016
  31. Music in the Ibero-Afro-American Universe: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Rio de Janeiro, 24–7 October 2016
  32. Images of Music-Making and Its Trans-Cultural Exchanges, Xi’an, China, 27–31 October 2016
  33. 5th International Scientific Meeting for Sound and Musical Instrument Studies, Tomar-Abrantes-Constância-Torres Novas, Portugal, 28–31 October 2016
  34. International Conference on Performance and Creativity, Hong Kong, 31 October–2 November 2016
  35. ENIM 2016 – 6th Conferences on Musical Research, Aveiro, Portugal, 3–5 November 2016
  36. Music for Liturgy and Devotion in Italy around 1600, Manchester, 4–5 November 2016
  37. Edmund Rubbra Study Day, London, 6 November 2016
  38. International Conference of Young Musicologists. Young Musicology Today: tendencies, challenges and perspectives, Kraków, 7–9 November 2016
  39. Principles of Music Composing in the Second Half of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21th Centuries, Vilnius, Lithuania, 9–11 November 2016
  40. Piano Accompaniment in Practice, Hull, 11–12 November 2016
  41. Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism::2016 WHITE NOISE, London, 11–12 2016
  42. Music and Power in the Baroque Era, Lucca, 11–13 November 2016
  43. Symposium 2016: Unfolding the Process II: Artistic Research in Evolution, Oslo, 15–17 November 2016
  44. Sound – Traces – Moves. Soundtraces in Motion, Salzburg, 18–20 November 2016
  45. Orpheus Research Seminar 2016 – Sound Work: Composition as Critical Technical Practice, Ghent, 21–3 November 2016
  46. Sketches and Exercises – History and Theory of Compositional Writing, Bergen, 21–2 November 2016
  47. SONOLOGIA 2016, São Paulo, 22–5 November, 2016
  48. Old Is New: The Presence of the Past in the Music of the Present, Lisbon, 24–6 November 2016
  49. Nineteenth-Century Programme Music, Lucca, 25–7 November 2016
  50. Musicology Applied To The Concert: Performance Studies At Work, Baeza, Jaen (Spain), 1–3 December 2016
  51. Symposium: On the Edge. Improvisers on music and methods, Oslo, 30 November–2 December 2016
  52. Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas, Adelaide, 30 November–3 December 2016
  53. The Bononcinis: from Modena to Europe (1666–1747), Modena, 2–4 December 2016
  54. Music & Material Culture. From Medieval Times to the Present, Cambridge, 7 December 2016
  55. Interfaces: tradition and technology in musical heritage work, Oslo, 8–9 December 2016
  56. Experiments in Music Research: Reassessing Pierre Schaeffer’s Contributions to Music and Sound Studies, Birmingham, 9 December 2016
  57. Joint ICTM-IE/SMI Postgraduate Conference, Dublin, 9–10 December 2016
  58. Instrument of Change: The International Rise of the Guitar (c.1870-1945), Melbourne, 9– 11 December 2016
  59. Russia and the Musical World: Nineteenth-Century Networks of Exchange, London, 16 December 2016
  60. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2017, Canterbury, 5–7 January 2017
  61. Geography, Music, Space, Durham, 25 January 2017
  62. György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017, Helsinki, 10–11 February 2017
  63. Vocality/Instrumentality 2017, Huddersfield, 14–15 January 2017
  64. Neapolitan musical pedagogy of the eighteenth century: Theory, sources and reception, Milan and Bern, 25–7 January 2017
  65. ‘Composing with the Eyes’. The Swiss Composer Hermann Meier, Bern, 27–8 January 2017
  66. IV International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture: MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 16–18 February 2017
  67. CIMCIM annual Conference 2017 and Fourth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Basel and Bern, 22–5 February 2017
  68. Musical culture/s of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successors states between the 18th and 20th century: Cultural, social and historical approaches, Vienna, 23–4 February 2017
  69. After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century, Cambridge, 17–18 March 2017
  70. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  71. 15th International Conference ‘Art Studies Readings’ 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2–5 April 2017
  72. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  73. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  74. Language, Music, and Computing, St Petersburg, 17–19 April 2017
  75. 6th Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA). From the Old World to the New, Greenville, SC, USA, 26–9 April 2017
  76. Authenticity versus Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?, Bern, 19–20 May 2017
  77. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  78. 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Belfast, 16–18 June 2017
  79. Church Music and Musicians in Britain 1660-1900: “Between the Chapel and the Tavern”, Canterbury, 20–23 June 2017
  80. Music and the Middlebrow, London, 22–4 June 2017
  81. Brian Boydell Centenary Conference, Dublin, 23–4 June 2017
  82. Music in Nineteenth Century Britain – 2017, Birmingham, 28–30 June 2017
  83. 9th European Music Analysis Conference – EuroMAC 9, Strasbourg, 28 June–1 July 2017
  84. Gaspar van Weerbeke: Works and Contexts, Salzburg, 29 June–1 July 2017
  85. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  86. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, London, 13–14 July 2017
  87. Rethinking Collaborative Authorship through Music (themed session at the 2017 Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference), London, 13–14 July 2017
  88. Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, 18–21 July 2017
  89. 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3), Quebec City, Canada, 30 July–3 August 2017
  90. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  91. Modus-Modi-Modality, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6–10 September 2017
  92. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  93. TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield, 14–16 September 2017
  94. The Future of Music History, Belgrade, 28–30 September 2017
  95. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  96. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  97. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 January 2018
  98. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018
  99. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 4–6 September 2019

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