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Chinese Musical Influences in Contemporary Western Art Music

Bowling Green, OH, October 2007

The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State
University's College of Musical Arts invites proposals for papers for a
special session on "Chinese Musical Influences in Contemporary Western Art
Music." The paper session will take place during the internationally
acclaimed BGSU New Music & Art Festival to be held October 17-20, 2007.
Special guests at the festival include composer Chen Yi
(Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor at the Conservatory of
the University of Missouri-Kansas City), pipa player Zhou Yi, and the Enso
String Quartet. We are especially interested in papers that address the
music of Chen Yi in addition to the more general topic of the influence of
Chinese music and/or philosophy on the music of living art-music
composers. The papers will be scheduled in thirty-minute time slots
(twenty for the paper and ten for discussion).

The festival will consist of approximately six concerts of contemporary
music, video screenings, and will also include a world music concert
consisting of modern works for pipa, Balinese gamelan, and taiko drum
ensemble.  The composers whose works are programmed will be present at the

Please email abstracts of 500 words or less in PDF or MS Word format to
Mikel Kuehn, Director, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (mkuehn
at Abstracts should not identify the author and should clearly
outline the objective of the paper, its relationship to the session topic,
and should cite specific composers/works that will be addressed. The
deadline for abstracts is July 1, 2007. Three papers will be chosen for
the session and each participant will receive a small travel honorarium
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