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Messiaen 2002 Conference
Sheffield, June 2002

MESSIAEN 2002 CONFERENCE
Sheffield, June 2002

CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Sheffield is hosting a conference on Olivier Messiaen in
2002 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the composer's death.  The
conference will run from Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June.

Participants will include:
Julian Anderson, Allen Forte, Madeleine Forte, Peter Hill and Betsy
Jolas.

In addition to papers and round table discussions, there will also be two
concerts of music by Messiaen, including Visions de l'Amen, La fauvette
des jardins and some rarely heard works.

Papers are invited on any aspect of the music, life and influence of
Olivier Messiaen and his position within Twentieth Century music. Papers
should be 20 minutes in duration (time will be given after each paper for
questions).

Proposals should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 words.
Participants are encouraged to speak in English, but proposals in French
are acceptable.

Proposals should be sent to arrive no later than Friday 22 December 2001.
Submission via the conference e-mail address (Messiaen@sheffield.ac.uk) is
preferable.  Alternatively, send proposals on disc (rich text format) or
hard copy to:

Dr Christopher Dingle
Department of Music,
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
UK

Acceptance of a proposal will be at the discretion of the organisers.

The abstract should be preceded by information under the following
headings: NAME, INSTITUTION, POSTAL ADDRESS, PHONE, FAX & E-MAIL ADDRESS.

The programmes will be announced by 31 January 2002 and advertised on the
conference website 
(http://www.shef.ac.uk/~mus/staff/cd/Messiaen/Messiaen1.html).