Notations: composer/performer dialogue; INTIME 2012 Symposium

INTIME 2012 Symposium, Coventry University 

Notations: composer/performer dialogue

19th-20th October 2012

Call for Presentations

In recent decades practice in the notation and performance of new music has continued to innovate and experiment. The nature of notation, its functions and uses as well as performers’ approaches to realisation and interpretation seem as open-ended as ever. In the digital age the dialogue between composer, notation and performer remains vital, and the collaborative process continues to take many forms.

This symposium seeks to discuss and theorise current practice in these areas as well as to deepen our understandings of existing repertoires and traditions within new music, such as experimentalism and minimalism.

Keynote speakers:

Madeleine Shapiro, cellist and “cello innovator” (Time Out New York)

Michael Finnissy, Professor of Composition, University of Southampton

Michael Clarke, Professor of Music, University of Huddersfield

Dr Amanda Bayley, Reader in Performing Arts, University of Wolverhampton

We invite presentations on the theme of notation in new music and the relationships between it and composition, collaboration and performance, all understood in their widest sense.

We welcome abstracts from researchers and practitioners for papers in fields such as, but not limited to, music composition, music performance, musicology, music history, music analysis and theory, ethnomusicology, music psychology, the philosophy of music and music education.

We welcome papers or lecture demonstrations.  And we are offering two lengths, either

20 minutes –  plus 5 minutes questions


7 Minutes  – plus 3 minutes questions

We are also calling for composers and performers who wish to present pieces that respond to the conference theme.  Composers will need to supply their own performers.

Please provide a 250-word abstract and any technical specifications for your paper, lecture demonstration or performance.

Deadline for abstracts:

05 September 2012

Online submission and further interest at:


The Symposium is also holding

INTIME 2012 International Student Composition Competition

We invite student (or under 30) composers to submit previously unperformed pieces for solo cello (with or without electronics) to be premiered at the INTIME 2012 Symposium by Madeleine Shapiro. Further performances may be forthcoming at the discretion of Madeleine Shapiro. The winner is expected to attend the Symposium and a bursary of up to £350 to support attendance is available.


Deadline: 7July 2012

Further details, competition rules and online submission:


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