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Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2008

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The Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2008

in association with the Institute of Musical Research

University of Aberdeen, 15-18 July 2008.

A draft programme and booking form are now available at

Sessions include:
Performance & Meaning
Material Culture & Instrument Makers
Haydn's Music for Voice
Politics & Society
Aesthetics & Analysis
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Keyboard Music

There will also be contributions to the two conference themes detailed

'My Ladye Nevells Booke'

As part of the conference there will be a celebration of the British
Library's acquisition of 'My Ladye Nevells Booke', the priceless
manuscript copied by John Baldwin in 1591 containing keyboard music by
William Byrd. The first theme is the music of William Byrd and his
pupils (e.g. Morley, Philips, Tomkins, Bull) and English virginalist
music, including composers, instruments and performance practice.

'Sound and Space'

The second conference theme is 'Sound and Space', especially an
examination of the articulation of space in electroacoustic music. This
will include papers on, and submissions of, electroacoustic music
(stereo or multichannel) and sound installations. A number of
performances will take place during the conference.

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