Conlon Nancarrow: Life and Music

The Symposium, held in honor of the centennial of Nancarrow’s birth, will include three main types of material: academic papers, performances and media, and biographical material such as interviews, reviews, and photographs.

The Symposium will be an online gathering, harnessing network resources to bring Nancarrow enthusiasts from a wide range of geographical areas and time zones into communication with one another. We hope that the three types of materials listed above will stimulate a vibrant online exchange. Material from the Symposium will remain online for research and public information purposes, and may be submitted as part of a special issue to Music Theory Online. Some of the possible technologies of the MTO site include sound files, color graphics, animation, video, non-linear presentations, interactive elements, and the use of live hyperlinks to reference online sources.

Keynote Presentations:
Kyle Gann, author of The Music of Conlon Nancarrow
The Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo

Important Dates:

Submission of proposals: January 15, 2012
Notification: March 15, 2012
Final versions: August 1, 2012
Symposium dates: September 27 – October 27, 2012

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