SMA TAGS weekend for Music Postgraduates


SMA TAGS weekend for Music Postgraduates

Bangor University, Friday 30 April - Saturday 1 May 2010

Student travel bursaries available

Keynote Speakers:

Robert Pascall, 'Tonalities in Context'. The first of the Anthony Pople Memorial Lectures

Joseph Auner, 'Losing Your Voice: Sampled Speech and Song from the Uncanny to the Unremarkable'

*Call for Papers (deadline extended)*

The SMA's annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Days will be hosted by the School of Music at Bangor University between Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May 2010. Only two hours from London, and situated to the North of the Snowdonia National Park, Bangor is one of Wales' oldest cities, and provides access to some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Delegates will be invited to arrive by lunchtime on Friday and sessions will finish by late afternoon on Saturday.

The event aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment in which postgraduates can gain experience in presenting their work and meet fellow researchers. Participants who do not wish to give a paper are also very welcome. We are delighted to announce that Professor Joseph Auner (Tufts University) and Professor Robert Pascall (Nottingham University) will be delivering the keynote addresses. With Professor Pascall's address, we are proud to be inaugurating an annual series of lectures in memory of Anthony Pople, one of the most influential of post-war British theorists.

Proposals are invited from postgraduate students for 20-minute papers addressing any analytical or theoretical subject. We also welcome submissions in the following areas:

* Performance Analysis and Improvisation;

* Analysis and Computer Modelling;

* Analysing Atonal Music;

* Popular Music Analysis;

* Perception of Musical Structure;

* The Ontology of Musical Works;

* Analysing non-Western Musics;

* The Future of Music Analysis;

* Music & Philosophy.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by email to Tristian Evans at Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet. Organisers of themed sessions should submit a brief overview together with the individual abstracts.

A limited amount of bursaries (of up to £100) for travel and accommodation expenses are available for existing student members of the SMA. Further information on the application process may be found at For Bangor's tourism website, see

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 15 MARCH 2010. All those submitting proposals will be notified by 1 April 2010.


Dr David Bretherton,

Research Fellow in Music (musicSpace).

Music, Building 2,

University of Southampton,



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