South African Society for Research in Music Tenth Annual Congress

Invitation and Call for Papers and Proposals

(deadline for submissions is 18 March)

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MUSIC TENTH ANNUAL CONGRESS
Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State, South Africa 25-27 August 2016

The South African Society for Research in Music cordially invites you to its 2016 annual congress to be held at the Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State.

This year, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the society, as well as the centenary of the birth of Arnold van Wyk. The keynote speakers are Stephanus Muller (Stellenbosch University) and Guthrie Ramsey (University of Pennsylvania).

SASRIM encourages the submission of a wide variety of proposals including those that explore alternative formats (lecture recitals, performance demonstrations, workshops), multiple facets of music research and practice on the African continent, disciplinary intersections, and perspectives on thinking and performing the boundary between ‘music thinking’ and ‘music making’. Contributions that reflect on the first decade of the society’s existence or any aspect related to South African composer Arnold van Wyk are especially welcome. Proposals will be assessed individually, without privileging particular subjects or methodologies.

The society extends a special invitation to undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit proposals and/or attend the congress. Students whose proposals are accepted may apply to SASRIM for limited financial support.

SASRIM invites proposals for:

 papers (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for response)
 lecture-demonstrations (45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for response)
 panel discussions (45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for response)
 performances and/or demonstrations (20 – 45 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for response)
 workshops
 exhibitions and poster presentations

Proposals for all papers, lecture-demonstrations, poster sessions and exhibitions must include:

 an abstract with title (300 words)
 biographical information and contact details of presenter(s) (50 words)
 audio-visual or display requirements
 Any additional requirements (instruments, equipment etc.)

Proposals for panel discussions, performances, demonstrations and workshops must include:

 a title, description of individual contributions and overarching theme[s] (450 words)
 biographical information, institutional affiliation and contact details for all participants
 audio-visual or display requirements
 Preferred time, minimum 20 minutes to maximum 45 minutes
 Any additional requirements (instruments, equipment etc).

Proposals must be submitted to abstracts@sasrim.ac.za by no later than 18 March 2016.

Programme committee: Lizabé Lambrechts, Grant Olwage, Carina Venter, Lee Watkins.

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