Department of Music

The Future of Musical Performance
London, November 2003

Conference: The Future of Musical Performance
Saturday November 8th, 2003, 9.30-6, Goldsmiths' College, University of

The conference is free but participants must register with our
administrative assistant Lucinda Hines ( by Tuesday 14
October so that we can plan catering requirements. Conference Convenor:
Anthony Pryer (

NB: the list of contributors below does not represent the final running


1. Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicholas Cook
   Between Technology and Community: Relocating Performance
2. Professor Simon Frith
   The Future of Popular Music: What Isn't a Performance?
3. Professor Max Paddison
   Adorno, Performance as Reproduction, and the Prospect of the Future
4. Professor Peter Kivy
   Toward the Perfect Performance? A Philosophical Analysis
5. Professor John Baily 
   Ethnomusicology, Plural Cultures and the Future of Bi-musicality
6. Professor Curtis Price
   Conservatoires and the Future of Musical Performance
7. Timothy Day
   The New History of Recorded Performance: Recovering the Past,
   Reappraising the Future 
8. Anthony Pryer
   Is futurology fatuous? The Limits of Interpretation and the
   Interpretation of Limits 
9. Sir Roger Norrington 
   The Orchestra Speaks: Current Sounds and Future Echoes