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French Music: Performance and Analysis

Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii, November 15th-19th, 2007

Call for Papers and Performances


The conference has as general themes the performance and analysis of
French music.† Repertoire is limited to art music of the 19th and
20th-centuries including foreign-born composers who influenced
compositional practice over an extended period of time (e.g. Chopin), or
composers who relocated to France for a sizeable portion of their careers
(e.g. the American composer NoŽl Lee).† Because of the unique location of
the host institution, it also explores the influence of Pacific and Asian
music(s) on French composers.† Ideally, the conference is targeted at
musicians with an interest in French music and the possibility of analysis
informing performance; likewise, to those who see the potential of
performance benefiting analytical understanding.†

Format: guidelines

Abstracts of 250 words or less may propose long papers (20 minutes) or
lecture recitals (45 minutes).† Applicants opting for the lecture-recital
format should also submit a recent, unedited recording along with the
abstract.† The deadline for submission is June 1st, 2007.

Proposals which address one or more of the following areas will be given
priority consideration by the organizing committee:

* Papers and/or performances which demonstrate clear relationships
between music(s) of Pacific, Asian and French composers

* The analysis of specific works in which the findings have direct
relevance to performance

* Lecture-recitals which articulate a musical link between analysis and

* The derivation of narrative from analytical understanding

* New approaches to analysis through the study of performance

* Editorial practice which considers performance and analysis together

* Interactions between composer and performer

* Performance practice which takes analysis and recordings into account

Evening events

As performance is a central focus of the conference, several evening
concerts will be offered in the McKay auditorium on the campus of
BYU-Hawaii.† Roy Howat and Wendy Hiscocks will present a duo-piano recital
which includes Debussy’s ‘En blanc et noir’ and
Chabrier’s ‘Trois valses romantiques’.† Pianist Scott
McCarrey will offer a solo recital of works by Ravel and Poulenc, this
performance to include the world premiere of a new piece by Wendy Hiscocks
commissioned for the conference.†

Additional keynote speakers, evening performances, fees and registration
details will be announced in the near future at

Contact information

Please direct all enquiries to:

Dr. Scott McCarrey
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Hawaii, USA

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