Department of Music

Asian Performing Arts Symposium
Armidale, NSW, October 2003


An Asian Performing Arts Symposium
Oct. 23 - 25 2003
University of New England, Armidale

This is a preliminary announcement of an Asian Performing Arts Symposium to be held
at the University of New England. For further details, please email Andrew Alter at:


'Concepts and practices of 'the traditional' in Asian Music, in relation to changing
circumstances of regional, national and diaspora identities'

The symposium is for researchers and practitioners working in Asian Performing Arts.
It will include performances within Indian, Indonesian and Japanese 'traditions' and
will offer delegates the opportunity to present their research/impressions to
colleagues working in related areas. The symposium seeks to explore the ways in which
artists are challenged to interpret and reinterpret 'the traditional' within
transnational and global contexts.


The C. B. Newling Building at the University of New England Armidale. The building is
at the corner of Mossman and Faulkner streets near the centre of town.


Thursday, October 23

6:30 pm		Registration and Reception Old Union area C.B. Newling, Mossman
St. Armidale
7:00 pm		Opening and Welcome
8:00 pm		Public Concert - Adrian McNeil, Sarod with Bobby Singh, Tabla
         	room G43, C. B. Newling Bulding

Friday, October 24

10:00 am	Papers - Session I
12:30 pm	Lunch at the New England Regional Art Museum, Kentucky St.
2:00 pm		Papers - Session II
3:30 pm		Tea
4:00 pm		Papers - Session III
8:00 pm		Public Concert - Japanese Concert with Anne Norman (Shakuhachi)
		- C. B. Newling Auditorium

Saturday, October 25

10:00 am  	Papers - Session IV
12:30 pm	Lunch
2:00 pm		Keynote Address: Prof. Allan Marret, Sydney University
3:00 pm		Plenary session
8:00 pm		Public Concert - Wahyu Roche with UNE Gamelan Swara Naga
		C. B. Newling Auditorium

Accommodation Information

The C. B. Newling Building in Armidale is located at the corner of Faulkner and
Mossman streets at about 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. A number
of motels are located in the vicinity of the building. Delegates may wish to contact
any of the following to make arrangements for their accommodation:

SMITH HOUSE - previously a University college and now available for private
accommodation with cafeteria style dining. 10 minutes walking distance.
PH: 02 6772 0652
$32/night - Bed and Breakfast

CAMERON MOTOR LODGE - a moderately priced motel close to town and 10 minutes walking
distance from the symposium. Restaurant is attached.
PH: 02 6772 2351
$69 - double room, $79 - twin, $59 - single

COMFORT INN HALLMARK - located immediately across the road from the C. B. Newling
building. Restaurant is attached.
PH: 02 6772 9800
$93 - Mon - Thurs and $88 - Fri - Sun - double or single

Registration costs, procedures and information

Full price registration fee: $65.00
Student/Non-affiliated academic registration: $30.00
Full price Symposium Concert Series Ticket (all three concerts): $35.00
Student price Symposium Concert Series Ticket (all three concerts): $35.00
Lunch at the New England Regional Art Museum (24/10/03): $15.00

Please register for the symposium via email. Send your email to:

and include the following information:

1) Indicate full name as to appear on name tag
2) Indicate whether or not you plan to present a paper
3) If you plan to present a paper, please attach an abstract of no more than 100
4) If you have attached an abstract, please also give the title of your paper in the
   body of your email.
5) Institutional affiliation if any.
6) Indicate whether full-price, student, or 'non-affiliated academic' price 
   registration fee will be paid.
7) Indicate if you wish to purchase a Symposium Concert Series Ticket (all three
   evening concerts). If you wish to attend only one or two of the concerts, you may
   purchase tickets for these events at the door.

After sending your email, please print a copy of it as well as your abstract and post
it to:

Asian Performing Arts Symposium
C/- UNE Music
C. B. Newling Building
Armidale, NSW 2351

Confirmation of your registration will be given via email. You may pick up your
tickets/receipts at reception when you arrive.

Symposium Organizing Committee

Dr. Andrew Alter
Assoc Prof. Hugh de Ferranti
Dr. David Goldsworthy
Dr. Margaret Gummow

This symposium is proudly supported by the Northern New South Wales Chapter of the
Musicological Society of Australia in association with UNE Music.