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Analysis and Composition, Analysts and Composers

Society for Music Analysis, TAGS Day for Music Postgraduates, University of Southampton, Saturday 13 May 2006


10.30 Registration and Coffee; Introductory remarks (William Drabkin)

11.00 Fernando Martin Pastor (University of Southampton): The Art of the 
Sketch: the Different Stages of the Creative Process

11.40 Vanessa Hawes (University of East Anglia): David Kraehenbuehl's A 
Formal Triad: Analysis and Composition Using Information Theory

12.20 Michael Finnissy (University of Southampton): recital of piano 
compositions by Southampton student composers

12.50 Lunch

1.40 Dimitrios Exarchos (Goldsmiths' College): Iannis Xenakis as Composer 
and Theorist

2.20 Dorothea Gail (Musikhochschule, Frankfurt): Composers as Analysts: a 
Perspective from Germany

3.00 Michael Finnissy: Transfiguration in Musical Composition

Conference finishes at 4.00



University of Southampton, main campus (Highfield), Building 2. Because
this is a weekend event, only the North Entrance of Building 2 will be
open.  Follow signs to registration, which will be posted outside and
inside the building.


If you are travelling by car, parking on campus is free at the weekend.

If you are travelling by train, you may wish to make a note of the
following sample train times to Southampton Central:
from London Waterloo: departing 8.05, arriving 9.59 (longer-than-usual 
journey time: probably on account of minor weekend engineering works)
from Birmingham New Street: departing 8.03, arriving 10.40 (an earlier 
train, leaving Birmingham at 7.03, arrives in Southampton at 9.40)
from Bristol Temple Meads: departing 8.22, arriving 10.01

Trains from London and Birmingham also stop at Southampton Airport Parkway
seven minutes earlier; if you are in a group, sharing a taxi from the
station (approx 6) is reasonable, and far more convenient.

Further information is available on the University website (which has links 
to bus services etc.), at


Attending the TAGS Day, including Lunch, is free to current, paid-up
members of the Society for Music Analysis.

For non-SMA members who wish to attend, the cost will be:
 10 for students
 20 for non-students
which includes lunch and gives you membership in the SMA until the end of
the year. Membership forms will be available on the day, but please send
me a cheque in advance, made payable to "Society for Music Analysis".
Address is given below. (If you wish your membership to include a
subscription to Music Analysis, add 15 to the value of your cheque. Full
details of membership benefits may be read at

All people planning to attend the Study Day - including SMA members -
should email Dr William Drabkin their intentions by Friday 6 May, so that
I know how much food to order for the day. This must be done in advance,
so that the correct amount of food, photocopies of abstracts, etc. can be
ordered in good time.


To book your place at the TAGS Day, please email Dr William Drabkin.  If
you have any questions, don't hesitate to send an email, or leave a
telephone message.

Dr William Drabkin
Direct-dial University telephone number: +44-(0)23 80592821
Address for payment of registration/lunch fee: Dr. W. Drabkin, Music - 
Building 2, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

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