XIIIth International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS 13)

XIIIth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MUSICAL SIGNIFICATION (ICMS 13)

SOUND AND SUBJECT THROUGH AGES: MUSICAL MEANINGS IN NARRATIVES, TOPICS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury & London, United Kingdom

4 – 7 April 2016, Canterbury & London, U.K.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 4th December 2015.

Please note that English is the main language, but Italian, German, Spanish, and French are accepted, too.

Conference website:
http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/musical-signification

The International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS) is a biennial conference on recent developments and future trends in Musical Semiotics. It is one of the major platforms of the project of Musical Signification, launched in Paris in 1984, and subsequently directed for 29 years by Eero Tarasti at the University of Helsinki.

Following the XIIth ICMS in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels (Belgium) on Music, Semiotics and Intermediality. the XIIIth International Congress will be held in the beautiful, historic city centre of Canterbury and in London in the United Kingdom from 4-7 April, 2016. It will be organised and hosted by the School of Music & Performing Arts (MPA) at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) under the auspices of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS), with the University of Helsinki, the International Semiotic Institute (ISI) and the Institute of Musical Research (IMR).

The conference will be directed by Nicholas McKay (CCCU) and Eero Tarasti (University of Helsinki).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Marta Grabocz
Robert Hatten
Philip Tagg
Eero Tarasti
Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski

Others to be confirmed

Special interest will be paid to the following topics:

SOUND AND SUBJECT THROUGH AGES: MUSICAL MEANINGS IN NARRATIVES, TOPICS AND TECHNOLOGIES

. The central topic of the “International Project on Musical Signification”: musical sense-making
. Evolving musical meaning(s) through historical, analytical, semiotic and hermeneutic approaches
. Musical meaning and/through technologies
. Narratology, subjectivity and/or referential meaning in music
. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to music bringing together traditional musicology and music semiotics
. Semiotic approaches to music as sound in its acoustic and architectural/spatial environments
. The emergence, growth and/or sense of musical topics

Call for Papers:

20-minute papers and presentations are particularly invited on topics relating to any of the above conference themes along with those addressing broader notions of musical signification and semiotics:

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts of no more than 500 words (saved as MS Word or pdf file) should be emailed to mpa@canterbury.ac.uk (under the subject heading: “ICMS 13 paper proposal” by 4th December 2015. Abstracts should be accompanied by a short biographical note of no more than 150 words. Please add the following information: Name, surname, institutional affiliation, email, title of proposal and abstract.

Please note that English is the main language, but Italian, German, Spanish, and French are accepted, too.

Conference Fees:

£200 Scholars
£125 PhD Students
£50 Students

Email enquiries under the subject heading “ICMS 13” to Nicholas McKay: mpa@canterbury.ac.uk

Further details will appear on the conference website shortly.