Performance Studies Network, CMPCP

CMPCP’s Performance Studies Network will hold its first International Conference at the University of Cambridge from 14 to 17 July 2011. The main conference events will be held at the Faculty of Music, 11 West Road; delegates will be accommodated at nearby Robinson College, where other events will also take place. Professor Keith Sawyer will present a Plenary Paper on aspects of creativity, and delegates will be able to attend a concert by the renowned Endellion Quartet on Friday 15 July as well as other performances scattered through the conference programme. On 16 July, a conference dinner and ‘Total Performance Event’ will be held at Robinson College.
Proposals are now invited for individual papers, research reports, special sessions, and posters on any topic in the field of music performance studies which directly or indirectly addresses one or more of CMPCP’s key research questions. The deadline for submission is 1 December 2010; the Call for Papers can be found athttp://www.cmpcp.ac.uk/conferences.html. Registration forms will be made available in November 2010; early booking is strongly encouraged owing to the limited number of spaces available at Robinson College.
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See www.cmpcp.ac.uk/performance_studies_network.html for details of the Performance Studies Network and for updates about this conference.

 

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Performance Studies Network International Conference

 

AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP)

 

University of Cambridge, 14-17 July 2011

 

Call for Papers

 

 

CMPCP’s Performance Studies Network will hold its first International

Conference at the University of Cambridge from 14 to 17 July 2011. The main

conference events will be held at the Faculty of Music, 11 West Road;

delegates will be accommodated at nearby Robinson College, where other

events will also take place. Professor Keith Sawyer will present a Plenary

Paper on aspects of creativity, and delegates will be able to attend a

concert by the renowned Endellion Quartet on Friday 15 July as well as other

performances scattered through the conference programme. On 16 July, a

conference dinner and ‘Total Performance Event’ will be held at Robinson

College.

 

Proposals are invited for individual papers, research reports, special

sessions, and posters on any topic in the field of music performance studies

which directly or indirectly addresses one or more of CMPCP’s key research

questions:

 

* How is musical performance creative, and what knowledge is creatively

embodied in musical performance?

 

* How does music in performance, and indeed the very act of performance,

take shape over time?

 

* How does understanding musical performance as a creative practice vary

across different global contexts, idioms and

 

performance conditions (such as solo and ensemble, in the rehearsal

room, recording studio and concert hall)?

 

* In what ways is creativity distributed across the conventional

categories of composition, performance and improvisation?

 

The following areas are of particular interest to the Programme Committee:

 

* Methodologies for the study of live performance

* Ethnographies of performance

* Issues surrounding rehearsal

* Issues surrounding the performance of contemporary music

* Discourses about performance

* Performance in cross-cultural contexts

* Improvisation

* The teaching of creative performance

 

 

Duration of presentations

 

* Individual papers: up to 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of

discussion

* Research reports: up to 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of

discussion

* Special sessions: approximately 90 minutes in total, including

discussion

 

 

Proposals

 

All proposals should fully and clearly describe the topic of the

presentation and should include the following information:

 

* Background

* Research questions

* Aims

* Summary of content

* Significance

 

For individual papers, research reports and posters, a proposal of c.500

words should be submitted; in the case of special sessions, the proposal

should be c.1,200 words. Please indicate whether or not the presentation

will involve live performance, and if so what instruments and repertoires

are envisaged. In all cases provide a cover sheet with the following

information:

 

* Name, postal and email addresses, and institutional affiliation of

proposer

* Names, addresses and institutional affiliation(s) of other

participants where relevant (e.g. special sessions)

* Type of submission (i.e. individual paper, research report, special

session, poster)

* AV requirements

* Special requests for space/equipment for performance during the

paper/session

 

No names or other identifying information should appear on the proposals

themselves except in the case of special sessions where relevant.

 

 

Deadline

 

Proposals should be submitted by 3 pm GMT on Wednesday 1 December. They

should be sent by attachment (Word or PDF files only) to Kerri French, CMPCP

Coordinator, at kf309@cam.ac.uk. Late proposals will not be accepted.

 

 

Programme and registration

 

The conference programme will be announced in January 2011. Pre-registration

forms will be available on the CMPCP website (www.cmpcp.ac.uk) from 1

November 2010; the total conference package, including accommodation, meals

and performance events, will be approximately £380 for those registering

early.

 

 

Further information can be obtained from Kerri French (kf309@cam.ac.uk) or

Professor John Rink, CMPCP Director (jsr50@cam.ac.uk).

 

 

Programme Committee: John Rink (Chair), Eric Clarke, Nicholas Cook, Daniel

Leech-Wilkinson, Tina K. Ramnarine

 

Conference Administrator: Kerri French

 

CMPCP webpage: www.cmpcp.ac.uk

 

Conference webpage: www.cmpcp.ac.uk/conferences.html