Sixth Biennial Conference in Music Since 1900

 
 

SIXTH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MUSIC SINCE 1900

Keele University, 2-5 July 2009

Conference to include:

* Keynote lectures by Professor Lawrence Kramer (Fordham University) and Trevor Wishart (Composer in Residence in the North East of England/Durham University)
* Plenary sessions on socio-political contexts of electro-acoustic music and musical narrativity since 1900
* Composer workshop on audio-visual composition
* Digital Arts concert event including Trevor Wishart’s _Red Bird_
* Recital for soprano and piano by Karen Radcliffe and Michael Bell of Berio, Berg, Britten, Dallapiccola, Messiaen, Poulenc, Ravel, Satie and Webern
* Bursaries available

The Sixth Biennial ICMSN is generously supported by:

* Research Institute for the Humanities, Keele University
* Cambridge University Press
* twentieth-century music
* The Society for Music Analysis
* The Institute of Musical Research
* Ashgate Publishing

The conference’s theme is music since 1900 and the conference’s programming policy is best described as whole-heartedly pluralist. Proposals are therefore invited on ANY topic and/or repertoire (popular, art, jazz, folk, world, commercial, political, religious, ‘everyday’, film, TV, games, online, etc.) relating to the musics of the 20th and 21st centuries, and utilizing any scholarly approach from within the fields of musicology or other relevant intellectual disciplines.

Proposals are also invited in relation to the following conference sub-themes:

* Cultural identity
* Electro-acoustic music and related digital arts (acousmatic, live electronics, mixed media with live acoustic voices/instruments, audio-visual, electronica, glitch, lower case, hacking and bending, noise art, installation, etc.)
* Music and narrative
Proposals blurring the boundaries between different topics (including the conference sub-themes) are naturally welcome.

Proposals are invited for any of the following:

* Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)
* Paper sessions (three or four papers, each 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)
* Roundtable discussions (up to 6 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion)
* Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings

Abstracts and proposals should be prepared as follows:

* For individual papers: up to 250 words
* For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 250 words for each session participant
* For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) and up to 150 words for each panel participant
* For recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings: 250 word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings/scores/other details of works to be included in the event

Further information for applicants:

* Only one proposal of each type is permitted per applicant
* Proposals should not substantially duplicate presentations being given at conferences or other events proximate in time or place to ICMSN 2009
* All proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word attachment

Programme committee: Dr Jenny Doctor, Prof. Simon Emerson, Prof. Rajmil Fischman, Prof. Barbara Kelly, Prof. Fred Maus, Dr Alastair Williams, Dr Nicholas Reyland (Chair)

Composition subcommittee: Prof. Mike Vaughan, Dr Miroslav Spasov, Dr. Sohrab Uduman, Dr Diego Garro (Chair)

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: 1 DECEMBER 2008

Successful applicants will be informed by 12 January 2009

Details of bursary application procedure will also be announced in January 2009.

Please e-mail proposals and enquiries to Dr Nicholas Reyland: n.w.reyland@keele.ac.uk

Correspondence may also be directed to: Dr Nicholas Reyland, Music, The Clock House, Keele University, ST5 5BG, UK or by telephone: +44 (0)1782 583297

CONFERENCE BOOKING AND BURSARY COMPETITION OPEN IN JANUARY 2009

Visit http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/mu/staff/conference.htm for updates


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Call for Compositions

SIXTH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL

CONFERENCE ON MUSIC SINCE 1900

Keele University, 2-5 July 2009

Submissions of works for electro-acoustic and audio-visual fixed media (acousmatic, electronica, etc., with or without accompanying video track) of up to 15 minutes duration are invited. Submissions of miniature works of less than 5 minutes duration are also welcome. Successful submissions will be programmed in a concert at the Sixth Biennial ICMSN and/or be available through the a-v studio-booth at the conference.

* There are no restrictions concerning age or nationality, and compositions in any style or genre will be considered
* However, composers might want to note the associated Sixth Biennial ICMSN Call for Papers, which sets out particular topics that will be emphasized during the conference
* Composers whose pieces are selected for performance are required to register for and attend the conference
* There may be only one composition submission per composer
Proposed compositions should be submitted by post on Audio CD or PAL Video DVD (see next page for requirements) to: Dr Diego Garro, Music/Music Technology, The Clock House, Keele University, ST5 5BG, UK

An accompanying submission form (see next page for requirements) should also be e-mailed as a Word attachment to: d.garro@mus.keele.ac.uk

Composition subcommittee: Prof. Mike Vaughan, Dr Miroslav Spasov, Dr. Sohrab Uduman, Dr Diego Garro (Chair)

Only submissions received by 1 December 2008 will be considered for selection. Selected composers will be notified by 12 January 2009 at the latest. Works will be selected by the programming committee. The committee’s decision is final.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please submit the following

1. The composition
1.1) For audio works in stereo: an Audio CD with a recording of the work. Please write composer’s name, track title and track duration on the disc and on the CD booklet and sleeve.
1.2) For audio works in 5.1 multi-channel format: a Data CD or Data DVD with an interleaved uncompressed audio file. Please write composer’s name, track title and track duration on the disc and on the booklet and sleeve.
1.3) For audio works in multi-channel format other than 5.1: a Data CD or Data DVD with the discreet uncompressed audio files (one file per channel). Please write composer’s name, track title and track duration on the disc and on the booklet and sleeve. Provide also a clear explanation of the file-channel mapping required to playback the work correctly.
1.4) For audio-video works: a PAL Video DVD. Please write composer’s name, title and duration on the disc and on the booklet and sleeve.

2. One A4 submission form, e-mailed as a Word attachment to d.garro@mus.keele.ac.uk with the following information:
2.1) Name of the composer
2.2) Title, duration and year of production of the work
2.3) Studio / facilities where the work was produced
2.4) Composer’s short biography (150 words maximum)
2.5) Short concert programme note (200 words maximum)
2.6) Composer’s contact information: e-mail and telephone

Technical specifications and requirements to perform the work submitted:

2.7) Number of channels, sample rate, bit-depth, of the relevant files
2.8) Multi-channel loudspeaker mappings
2.9) Nature of the audio and video outputs of the composers’ own equipment (typically laptop); what type/size of audio sockets; what type of video sockets.
2.10) Other technical requirements as necessary

All requested information must be provided in order for the work to be considered.

Keele Audio Visual Exhibition System (KAVES) features:

- Multi-loudspeaker sound projection suite
- 16-in 16-out sound diffusion desk (analog)
- DVD player with 5.1 surround sound audio output
- LCD projector & 4x4m projection screen

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: 1 DECEMBER 2008

Successful applicants will be informed by 12 January 2009

CONFERENCE BOOKING AND BURSARY COMPETITION OPEN IN JANUARY 2009

Visit http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/mu/staff/conference.htm for updates