Research Hands on FLUTE
Research ‘Hands on’ FLUTE is a meeting dedicated to the area of the flute, and is unique due to its symbiosis between two types of meetings: the convention, of an artistic nature which concentrates on a particular instrument (such as the British Flute Society Convention 2016, for example) and the traditional academic research conference, but focusing on an instrumental area. ‘Hands on’ Flute aims to bridge the gap between artistic production and academic research, creating opportunities to combine the artists’ and the researchers’ knowledge, for mutual benefit. This first meeting will take place at the University of Aveiro from April 10th to 13th, 2017.
Call for Proposals
The University of Aveiro, INET-md (Institute of Ethnomusicology, Centre for Studies in Music and Dance) and the Associação Portuguesa de Flautas, will host the research meeting Research ‘Hands on’ FLUTE, in Aveiro, Portugal, from the 10th to the 13th of April, 2017.
This research meeting aims to bring artistic production and academic research closer together, creating opportunities to combine the artists’ and the researchers’ knowledge, which will have benefits for all. The invited keynotes speakers and performers, who have already confirmed, are: Sophie Cherrier; Paolo Taballione; Mario Caroli; Sibel Pensel; Berten Dhollander; Monica Finco; Christine Erlander Beard; Michele Gori; Stefano Parrino; Francesco Parrino; Qi Wang; Marco Gaudino; Luca Bellini (as soon as new names are confirmed they will be added to this list).
This first edition in 2017 focuses on the vast instrumental area of the flute – historical and modern performance practices, repertoire, pedagogy, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, history, analysis, organology and interpretation. Proposals that centre on performance practices as research are particularly welcome. Lecture-recitals are the most natural format for these proposals.
The conference organisers accept submissions in Portuguese and Spanish, although English is preferable. Proposals that focus on the above aspects are particularly encouraged, although other proposals may also be accepted, once they lie within the general theme of the meeting. Proposals that focus on any research area relating to flute performance will also be considered.
Proposals should be submitted via the platform Easy Chair, formatted according to the nature of the proposal (in order to fulfil the form, the applicants should first create an Easy Chair account):
- Lecture Recitals: The abstract should include information regarding the duration of the presentation, which may be between 30 and 45 minutes, and a short artistic CV of the presenter(s). These submissions may also include a link to a Youtube video of the proposed performance (you may choose to upload your video as ‘unlisted’, ‘private viewing’ or ‘public viewing’). The link must be included in the field ‘other documents’ on the platform. The proposer must also specify any technical requirements or materials necessary for the recital.
- Papers: Communications will be of a 20 minute duration. The abstract should contain a maximum of 350 words.
- Recitals: Recitals will have a maximum duration of 30 minutes. You must send a recording/demo, which will be evaluated by the Artistic and Scientific Commission. Please include a short artistic CV of the performer(s). These submissions must include a link to a Youtube video of the proposed performance (you may choose to upload your video as ‘unlisted’, ‘private viewing’ or ‘public viewing’). The link must be included in the field ‘other documents’ on the platform. You must also specify any technical requirements or materials necessary for the recital.
- Panels: In addition to the abstract and/or media, please send details regarding the panel participants, including their institutional affiliations, and the themes of each individual presentation. The total duration of the panel, including debate, should not exceed 90 minutes.
- Presentation of Projects: The organising committee does not stipulate any particular model for these abstracts, but recommends that the proposals include information regarding the context, objectives, methods and results.
- Demonstration of pedagogical approaches: These demonstrations should be of a 20 minute duration. Abstracts must not exceed 350 words.
- Workshops: Please send a description and the duration of your proposed workshop.
- Performative Installations: Abstracts should not exceed 350 words. Please use the field ‘other documents’ on the Easy Chair platform to upload your technical/material requirements. The installations could be made available during the four days of the meeting.
Should you have any queries (registration, travel, accommodation), please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for proposal submission is February 15th, 2017.
The acceptance of proposals, following a process of evaluation by the scientific and artistic commission, will be communicated no later than February 28th, 2017, with proposals from outside Europe being notified as quickly as possible.
The selected authors will be invited to submit an article or recording to the book of conference proceedings (with audio-visual support). All articles and recordings must be submitted by April 30th, 2017.
Associação Portuguesa de Flautas (APF)
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte
Instituto de Etnomusicologia Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança (INET-md)
Universidade de Aveiro