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The Intellectual Frontiers of Music
Aberdeen, June 2002

University of Aberdeen, Scotland - Music Research Group

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

Aberdeen University
23-24 June 2002

The place of music within the wider spectrum of disciplines is a subject
of great interest. Does music engage the mind as well as the emotions, and
if it does, by what means and of what experience does it increase our
understanding? With electro-acoustic music and sonic art firmly
established as legitimate compositional fields, this subject takes on an
even more interesting turn as digital technology continues to permeate all
areas of music.

Of late a number of books have been published that explore the relation of
philosophy and theology to music, with these questions in mind. The Music
Research Group of the University of Aberdeen (
has a special interest in this area of inquiry and proposes to host a
conference on the intellectual frontiers of music. Three sessions are
planned in which members of the MRG will present research material.

I       The Philosophical Frontiers of Music
II      The Theological Frontiers of Music
III     The Technological Frontiers of Music


Submissions are invited of papers relevant to the theme of the conference.
These should be of a reading time of no more than 30 minutes and will be
chosen after a process of refereeing. Abstracts of one A4 page should be
sent to Professor Gordon Graham at the Dept of Philosophy, University of
Aberdeen, ABERDEEN AB24 3UB, Scotland, UK. Alternatively they can be
submitted by e-mail to Postgraduate students are
specially encouraged to submit.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS Friday 30th November 2001. Decisions
will be advised by Friday 18th January

Dr. David J. Smith
University Music
Powis Gate
College Bounds
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3UG

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273790