Journées d’Analyse Musicale 2018 – C. Debussy, F. Couperin and French music: analyses, theories, performances

C. Debussy, F. Couperin and French music: analyses, theories, performances

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November 2018 Aix-en-Provence, Conservatoire Darius-Milhaud

The French Music Analysis Conferences (Journées d’Analyse Musicale – JAM) are annual academic meetings organised with the support of the French Society for Music Analysis (SFAM). They aim to provide an overview of current research into theoretical and applied music analysis and to bring SFAM members and supporters together around a common theme.

The 6th edition of the JAM, which will take place on 23 and 24 November 2018 at the Conservatoire Darius-Milhaud in Aix-en-Provence, will be focusing on French music, in particular that of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and François Couperin (1668-1733) – thus contributing in its own way to the national commemorations of 2018. The aim of this conference will be to assess the analytical and theoretical work carried out based on these repertoires and to encourage the development of new research in this field, so as to better understand the structures, language and more generally the functioning of this music.

The JAM are open to all types of methodological approaches and will focus in particular on linking musical analyses and theories with the multiple instrumental and vocal practices of the repertoires under study – including within the framework of specialised music teaching. Analytical and theoretical work that develops an interrelation with aesthetic or historical approaches is also welcome.

In addition to specialists and practitioners in music analysis and theory, the JAM 2018 are aimed at a wide audience of musicians, teachers, university students as well as younger students. For this purpose, practical orientation activities – in the form of round tables, workshops, masterclasses and concert analyses – will be organised in addition to traditional papers, which will also seek to make analytical and theoretical knowledge accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike in these fields.

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The proposals for papers, lasting 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion, in French or English, should contain the following information:
– the title of the paper;
– the name and forename of the speaker. In the case of a proposal with several authors, please indicate the name of the author who will correspond with the organisers; – the status and institutional affiliation;
–  an abstract of the paper of maximum 2,500 characters, including spaces, which should clearly specify the relevance of the paper to the theme of the conference, the research context and the methodology used;
–  a short bibliography of up to 5 titles.

Proposals for round tables, workshops, masterclasses and concert analyses, in French or English, should contain the following information:
–  the title and description of the proposed activity;
–  the names and forenames of the persons involved in the activity, specifying the name of the person in charge who will be responsible for correspondence with the organisers;
–  the status and institutional affiliation;
–  an abstract of the activity of maximum 2,500 characters, including spaces, which should clearly specify the relevance of the activity to the theme of the conference, its target audience, the expected duration and, if necessary, the material needed to carry it out.

All proposals will be evaluated by the JAM 2018 Scientific Committee. They should be sent in DOC or DOCX format to the following address: jam.2018.aix@gmail.com

Schedule:
–  Deadline for receipt of proposals: 15 July 2018;
–  Notification to authors: 15 September 2018;
–  Sending of final abstracts and a short biographical profile: 30 September 2018;
–  JAM 2018 in Aix-en-Provence: 23 and 24 November 2018.

Registration fee (including speakers): 30 euros for the two days. Participation in the JAM 2018 is free for SFAM members (annual fee of 20 euros), as well as for students and staff of partner institutions.

Participation in the JAM 2018 is subject to prior registration to be sent to jam.2018.aix@gmail.com. Reimbursement of expenses possible for SFAM members.

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Organising Committee: Dr Jean-Michel Bardez, Prof Jean-Pierre Bartoli, Dr Nathalie Hérold, Dr Étienne Kippelen

Scientific Committee: Dr Jean-Michel Bardez (Conservatoire Hector-Berlioz – Paris, SFAM), Prof Jean-Pierre Bartoli (Sorbonne Université, SFAM), Dr Muriel Boulan (Sorbonne Université), Dr Sylvain Caron (Université de Montréal), Jean-Philippe Dambreville (Conservatoire d’Aix-en- Provence), Dr Didier Guigue (Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil), Dr Denis Herlin (CNRS), Dr Nathalie Hérold (Université de Strasbourg, SFAM), Dr Étienne Kippelen (Conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence), Dr Benjamin Lassauzet (Université Clermont-Auvergne, Université de Strasbourg), Dr Marie-Noëlle Masson (Université Rennes 2, SFAM), Dr Lionel Pons (Conservatoire de Marseille), Dr Pascal Terrien (Aix-Marseille Université)

Partner institutions: SFAM (Société Française d’Analyse Musicale), Conservatoire d’Aix-en- Provence, Aix-Marseille Université, FED 4238 – SFERE-Provence

SFAM website: http://www.sfam.org/