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The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies
Lancaster, April 2000

CALL FOR PAPERS THE MUSIC OF PETER MAXWELL DAVIES AND COMPOSITIONAL CONTEXTS RELATED TO HIS WORK
On the first weekend of April 2000 (April 1st and 2nd), St Martin's College at Lancaster is hosting a Conference devoted to the music of Peter Maxwell Davies. It is hoped to have performances of a number of his works throughout the weekend including music for chamber ensemble, orchestra and the pieces for children. The composer will be present to talk about his music and it is intended that a new book on aspects of his compositional technique will be available for purchase. The Conference itself will run parallel to the performances and it is intended that some events will be open to the general public while others will be for Conference delegates only. The organisers now invite papers or poster displays on aspects of the music of Peter Maxwell Davies or on topics which explore contextual matters which have a bearing on his work (for example on: Aspects of Serial-related Pitch Manipulation; Birtwistle; The Late Twentieth-Century Symphony; Music Theatre). Interested participants are asked to send a brief synopsis of their proposal (250 words) to: Dr Richard McGregor St Martin's College Bowerham Road Lancaster LA1 3JD UK r.mcgregor@ucsm.ac.uk By snail mail to arrive not later than September 15th 1999 or by e-mail not later than September 30th 1999