Hung up on the number 64
A one-day conference on John Cage
University of Huddersfield, England, Saturday 4th February
Call for papers
Submission Deadline: Tuesday 1st November 2005
The Music department at the University of Huddersfield is proud to
announce 'Hung up on the number 64', a one day conference to celebrate
aspects of John Cage's life, including his music, art, poetry and
The day will take place in the Department of Music on the Queensgate
Campus of the University of Huddersfield on Saturday 4th February 2006.
Huddersfield and the Department of Music are home to the Huddersfield
Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), where Cage was featured composer and
guest of honour for the ten day long festival in 1989.
We welcome proposals for individual papers on all aspects of Cage's life,
and we encourage proposals which offer a interdisciplinary approach.
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes in length.
Presenters may wish to consider some of the following headings as a
* Cage, performers and recordings
* Cage and copyright
* Cage and 21st century composers
* Silent legacy
* Cage and dance
* Differences in international views on Cage (acceptability)
* Cage and audience perception
* Cage's canvas
* Cage and multi-cultural philosophy
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org either as an attachment or text within the
body of the message. Please include any AV requirements in the email.
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 1st November 2005
The programme will be announced before 1st December 2005. Any queries
please contact conference organiser Simon Anderson, email@example.com, or
visit the conference website:
The Keynote speaker is William Brookes (University of York, England)
The day will include performances of:
The Freeman Etudes (Book 1) performed by Mieko Kanno
Two2 performed by Rob Haskins and Laurel Karlik Sheehan
45' for a Speaker performed by Christopher Fox
A performance of Satie's Vexations will begin on Friday 3rd February to
coincide with the conference.
Presenters will have free entrance to conference, all concerts and also
coffee and wine reception. (No remuneration is provided for presenters.)
The fee for the day is œ10/œ5 including entrance to conference, all
concerts, coffee and wine reception. Concert-only tickets œ5 each or
œ7.50 if all booked at the same time.
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