Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000

 
 

Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000 (Crosscurrents: Wechselwirkungen zwischen amerikanischer und europäischer Musik, 1900-2000)


Crosscurrents: American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000

(Crosscurrents: Wechselwirkungen zwischen amerikanischer und europäischer Musik, 1900-2000)An international conference in two parts: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 30 October - 1 November 2008; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 7-9 May 2009


CALL FOR PAPERS


Recognizing the extraordinary degree of interaction between North American

and European music and musicians during the twentieth century, we invite

papers exploring this cultural exchange and its historiographical

implications. Possible topics include:


* exile and emigration

* pedagogical networks

* institutional exchanges (for example concert tours, festivals,

societies)

* the role of technology in the dissemination and composition of music

* convergence and divergence of musical languages

* differing cultural hierarchies and their interactions (high and low, U

und E)

* cultural politics (diplomacy, propaganda, state-sponsored initiatives)


These issues can be discussed in relation to a broad range of musical

idioms -- whether concert music, popular music, musical theater, jazz, or

film music -- as well as to musical scholarship and criticism. The

conference will be organized jointly by the Harvard University Department

of Music (Carol Oja, Anne C. Shreffler), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Munich (Wolfgang Rathert), and the Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel (Felix

Meyer).


We anticipate being able to cover travel expenses. Participants will be

expected to publish their papers in the conference report. Conference

languages are English and German.


You may indicate a preference for presenting in Cambridge, MA, or in

Munich, should your paper be accepted; however, we reserve the right to

allocate topics to the appropriate session and location.


Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words as well as a short

(maximum 50-word) biography to currents at fas.harvard.edu or to the

postal address "Crosscurrents" c/o Department of Music, Harvard

University, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA.


Deadline: June 1, 2007.