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Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference 2007

Department of Music, University of Bristol, 3-6 January 2007


The Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference is open to
postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad. It offers the opportunity for
students to present research in musicology, composition and performance in
a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The 2007 conference will take place in the Victoria Rooms, the magnificent
home of the University of Bristol Music Department, located in the
historic Clifton area of Bristol. Accommodation will be provided in
Bristol Youth Hostel, a beautifully converted waterfront warehouse close
to the university and to the centre of the city.

Call for Papers

Postgraduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers (20
minutes), lecture-recitals (30 minutes), or poster presentations, on any
area of musical research. Student composers may present papers discussing
their own work, and we welcome presentations that are interdisciplinary in
nature. Proposals should not exceed 200 words in length

Deadline for proposal submissions: Friday, 24 November 2006

Please send enquiries or proposals to:
Dr Guido Heldt, RMA Research Students' Conference, Department of Music, 
Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1SA, UK
e-mail: rma-conference-jan07@bris.ac.uk

Call for Ensemble Compositions

Scores are invited for workshop performance by Kokoro, the contemporary
music ensemble of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The workshop will take
place through the morning and afternoon of Friday 5 January 2007. Scores
should be for the following ensemble: flute (piccolo/alto), cello, piano,
percussion. (We encourage you to be economical in the number of percussion
instruments you choose. If you would like to use instruments other than
standard orchestral percusThursdayease enquire as to their availability.)
Works should last 3-6 minutes. In the first instance, please send one
neatly handwritten or computer printed score (no parts required at this
stage). A programme note of not more than 100 words should also be
included. Selected compositions will be performed by Kokoro and discussed
in workshop.

Score deadline: Wednesday, 22 November 2006. Please be prepared to supply 
parts shortly afterwards if your work is selected.

Call for Electroacoustic Compositions

Electroacoustic works are invited for performance by BULO, the Bristol
University Loudspeaker Orchestra. Works may be in stereo for diffusion, or
multi-channel; and may include visuals.

Works for live performer and tape or electronics will also be considered,
provided that you are able to supply the performer (we regret that no fee
is available for performers). To discuss your proposal, please contact Dr
Neal Farwell.

Selected works will be performed in public concert on Thursday 4 January
2007. On the day, composers and performers will be invited to begin the
afternoon with a workshop on interpretive concert diffusion, followed by
individual rehearsal for the evening concert.

Stereo audio work should be submitted on Audio CD or as aif or wav file(s)  
on CD-ROM. Multi-channel works should be submitted as aif or wav files on
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, making sure to include a clear channel-identifier
within each filename, and an explanatory note in a text readme file.
Recordings should be at 44.1Khz, 16 or 24-bit. Audio-visual work should be
submitted on DVD (stereo or surround). Works should be no more than 10
minutes in duration, and should be accompanied by a programme note of up
to 100 words.

Electroacoustic deadline: Wednesday 6 December 2006.

Please send composition enquiries and compositions to:
Dr Neal Farwell, RMA Research Students' Conference, Department of Music, 
Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1SA, UK
Email: rma-conference-jan07@bris.ac.uk

Bursaries

Delegates who give a presentation at the conference can apply for RMA
busaries. (Dele-gates may also wish to apply to the Music & Letters Trust,
which offers grants for con-ference participation.)

Conference website: www.bris.ac.uk/music/rma-conference-jan07
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