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Musical Improvisation: Improvising Across Borders
San Diego, CA, April 1999

Call for Papers Improvising Across Borders An inter-disciplinary symposium on improvised music traditions Saturday April 10, 1999 Department of Music The University of California San Diego
The Critical Studies and Experimental Practices program in the Music Department at the University of California, San Diego invites proposals for papers and workshops to be presented at a one-day symposium on musical improvisation. The symposium will include papers, panel discussions, workshops and an evening concert. Our keynote speaker is distinguished composer, performer and improviser, Pauline Oliveros. We encourage papers and workshops dealing with improvisation as it occurs in any musical tradition, and we welcome proposals from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and musicians, and also from scholars in other disciplines such as cultural studies, sociology, women's studies and literature. We are interested not only in performative notions of improvisation but also the cultural contexts that influence and shape improvised traditions. Possible topics include: cultural location with regard to cross-cultural trends in current music-making, the politics of reception, theorizing the social and political implications of improvised traditions, the role of gender and body, and the relationship of improvisation to current changes in music - or other - pedagogies. Proposals should be a maximum of 250 words. Individual paper presentations will be allotted 20 minutes. Length of workshops and panel discussions will be determined once all proposals have been reviewed. Deadline for Proposals: 01 December 1998 Please send proposals to: University of California, San Diego CS/EP Symposium Department of Music, 0326 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, California 92093-0326 USA Further inquiries may be forwarded to either: Dana Reason ( Michael Dessen (