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East-West Connections in Music since 1950

Kingston University, Kingston, UK, Friday 21 September 2007


Kingston University Music Department is hosting a one-day conference on
East-West links, fusions and connections in contemporary music.  The event
will be attended by musicologists, performers and composers working in the
field, and the day will end with a concert by the renowned Indonesian
pianist Ananda Sukarlan, who will perform works ranging from Debussy to
Takemitsu to British premieres by Indonesian and Malaysian composers.  
Papers on the music of contemporary East Asian composers, or contemporary
Western composers inspired by East Asian musics or traditions, will be
presented.  Proposals for lecture-recitals, or from composers, are
encouraged: please contact the conference organiser, Dr Caroline Potter,
with any queries about proposed presentations.

This conference is organised in conjunction with a concert celebrating the
50th anniversary of Malaysian independence from the UK on Wednesday 14
November 2007 in Cadogan Hall, London SW1, by the London Sinfonietta. This
concert will feature the world premiere of a piano concerto by the
Malaysian composer Tazul Tajuddin, Benjamin Britten's Curlew River and the
first performance of a short work commissioned from Britten by the Malaya
Government in 1956.  Proposals for papers relating to Britten's interest
in East Asian musics or to the contemporary Malaysian musical scene are
therefore particularly welcome.

All proposals for papers (which will normally be 20 minutes long) should
be sent as a Word attachment to  Please send an
abstract of 250 words by Thursday 31 May 2007.

Dr Caroline Potter
Senior Lecturer in Music
School of Performance and Screen Studies
Coombehurst House
Kingston Hill
020-8547 8114
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