Southampton, April 2000
CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSION PROPOSALS PERFORMANCE 2000 April 26-29, 2000 University of Southampton Hosted by the University of Southampton on behalf of the Royal Musical Association, PERFORMANCE 2000 offers a conference platform to be shared by scholars and performing musicians. The conference sessions will allow participants the opportunity to present work that offers new understanding of the relationship between scholarship and performance. It is anticipated that presentations exemplifying this relationship may take many forms. Thus, proposals for academic papers of the traditional kind (e.g. concerning the study of performance practice and theory, or the empirical study of live and/or recorded performance, or the performative aspects of scholarly discourse) will be considered on the same basis as proposals for performances that embody the fruits of scholarship and demonstrate a rationale for those performances, together with formats that lie in between (such as lecture-recitals by individuals or groups). Following normal practice, the programme committee expects to apply thematic groupings to those proposals eventually accepted, thereby scheduling sessions which mix live performance and academic presentation in unforeseen ways. Performances taking place within the conference programme will thus not be restricted to the traditional lunchtime and evening timeslots. PROPOSALS (NO LONGER THAN 250 WDS) SHOULD INCLUDE AN ABSTRACT AND/OR SCHOLARLY RATIONALE, TOGETHER WITH PRECISE DETAILS OF ANY MUSICAL WORKS TO BE PERFORMED LIVE AND THE NAMES OF ALL PERFORMERS IN SUCH CASES. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FEES WILL BE PAYABLE BY THE CONFERENCE TO PERFORMERS INVOLVED IN THESE SESSIONS. The committee also seeks proposals for complete themed sessions involving a number of participants. Such proposals should include all appropriate detail for each individual component of the session (max. 250 wds. per component, as above), together with a rationale for the session as a whole (max. 500 words). Such proposals should be made in the name of all participants. Each proposal, whether for a single presentation or a themed session, should indicate clearly the name, postal address, email address and daytime telephone number of the person who will act as the contact point for correspondence with the programme committee and other conference officials. Proposals should be sent to the chair of the programme committee at the address below (email submissions acceptable). CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS - 1 July 1999 Programme committee: * Eric Clarke, University of Sheffield * Mark Everist, University of Southampton (chair) * Colin Lawson, Goldsmiths, University of London * Anthony Pople, University of Nottingham Preliminary enquiries may be made of the programme committee through the chair: Mark Everist, Department of Music, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK (M.Everist@soton.ac.uk).