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The Body in Musical Performance
British Forum for Ethnomusicology
Roehampton, UK, November 2003




NOVEMBER 15th 2003
(please note, change from November 8th)

The 2003 Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology will
be held at the University of Surrey Roehampton in London on 15 November.
The theme for the day will be "The body in musical performance".

The conference theme is intended to be broad and can be interpreted in a
variety of ways. Presenters may wish to focus on particular case studies
or on broader theoretical issues. Possible areas for consideration

* Bodily movement and the voice in musical performance. How does bodily
  movement and the physicality of the voice shape the creation and 
  reception of music, and how does consideration of the body affect the
  study of musical performance?
* The gendered, sexualized and racialized body in musical performance. How
  is the body socially constructed through performance; what are the
  ideological effects of the performing body; and how can gender,
  sexuality and race be theorized through musical performance?
* Healing/feeling the body in musical performance. In what ways can
  musical performance be related to physiological changes in the body; to
  what extent can music change somatic states; how is sensuality and
  feeling related to musical production and reception?
* Technology and the body. How have new music technologies affected bodily
  performance of music and perceptions of the performing body?
* Embodiment and knowing the world. How does musical performance figure in
  bodily ways of being and knowing the world, and how might
  phenomenological perspectives on musical performance contribute to
  theories of embodiment?

Potential contributors are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words
to the conference convenor, Barley Norton, either by e-mail at:

or by post to:

Barley Norton, Music Department, University of Surrey Roehampton, 80
Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5SL, UK.

The deadline for submissions is 30 July and contributors will be advised
by late August.