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Performance 2000
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).