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Twenty-First-Century Music: Aesthetics and Reception
Manchester, May 2005

'21st Century Music: Aesthetics and Reception'

Royal Musical Association Study Day
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
Saturday 14 May 2005, 10.00am - 4.30pm

The provisional programme for this event is below and at:

9.30am Registration

10.00 Lois Fitch, 'Brian Ferneyhough the Postmodernist: Within and Against

10.30 Andrew Infanti, 'Censorship, Semiotics, Aesthetics: Michael
Finnissy's History of Photography in Sound'

11.00 Coffee

11.15 Martin Dixon, 'The Self-Reflection of the Artist as a Path to
Aesthetic Insight'

11.45 Edward Campbell, 'Staking the Territory: Philosophical Models of
Thought and the Music Aesthetics of the Future'

12.15pm Keynote address: Trevor Wishart [title tbc]

1.15 Lunch

2.15 Carl Humphries, 'Music as 21st Century Human Performance'

2.45 Björn Heile, 'The Composer's Voice? Critical Approaches to
Subjectivity in Recent Concert Music'

3.15 Tea

3.30 Martin Iddon, 'The Dissolution of the Avant-Garde'

4.00 Susanne Kogler, 'From Perception to Recognition: Perspectives for
Aesthetics in the 21st Century'

4.30 Roundtable: 'The Future of Music Aesthetics: What Remains for

5.15 Close

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will be giving a concert at 7.30pm
in the RNCM, including works by Stravinsky and Howard Skempton, and world
premieres of works by Judith Weir and Skempton. Conference delegates are
entitled to a 10% discount on the cost of tickets to this concert. When
booking, quote ref: 'BCMG / Academic Study Day'. Box office tel:
+44(0)161-907-5555 Box office email:

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