Music: Concept, Writing and Performance
Copenhagen, November 2002
University of Copenhagen, Department of Music INVITATION and CALL FOR PAPERS Music: concept, writing and performance A one-week course for PhD students Copenhagen, 25th-29th November 2002 Different musical cultures, periods and artists create different groups of relations between music as idea, music as writing and music as performance. Current musicological research from otherwise extremely diverse areas converges on a common interest in transformation processes in the relation between the practices of writing and of performance. Discussion of these topics raises fundamental musicological questions concerning music's various forms of existence within cultures, including conditions for the production, distribution and reception of music, the conditions for its processes of delivery and tradition, and authority relations. The PhD course Music: concept, writing and performance thematicises this complex of problems in five specific areas, spanning the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. The organisation of this course is motivated by a desire to call attention to a common essential problematic in theoretical work within diverse areas, and is addressed to PhD students from musicology and students from related disciplines who are researching music in interdisciplinary contexts and/or other art forms which have a performance aspect. Monday 25th November (title to be agreed) Speaker: Rob C. Wegman, Princeton University Tuesday 26th November Seventeenth-century opera manuscripts as a guide to performance: Monteverdi's Ritorno d'Ulisse Speaker: Professor Ellen Rosand, Yale University Wednesday 27th November Meanings of past, textuality and performativity in Jewish music in Europe Speaker: Philipp V. Bohlman, University of Chicago Thursday 28th November "Weltanschauungsmusik": a cultural form of modernity Speaker: Professor Hermann Danuser, Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin Friday 29th November Compositional inscription today: notation, performance, recording and electronic processing Speaker: Trevor Wishart, composer The course centres around these lectures. There will also be opportunities for PhD students to present their research-in-progress to the course's participants, and discussions will be organised between smaller groups of participants with closely related projects. The course's working language is English. PhD students (or equivalent) are invited to apply, with a short proposal of the paper they plan to hold, by 15th September 2002, to: Jette Barnholdt Hansen, email@example.com There is no fee for participating in the course, and the Department of Music will be happy to provide letters of support for those applying for travel funds from their own institutions.