Authentic, Fake or Mistaken Identity? Creation, Recreation, Deception and Forgery in Music and the Related Arts

21–22 October 2021
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Musicology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The word ‘authentic’ has become controversial among musicians in recent years because of its use as a term for the historically informed performance of music. Instead, this conference will focus on its seemingly more straightforward meaning, denoting a musical work, instrument or other artefact that is proved to be genuine, and to its opposite, an artefact created with intent to deceive. Such fakes or forgeries in music and the related visual arts, whether compositions, documents, musical instruments or art works, are not so uncommon as one would expect, though scholarly investigations to unmask them are still rare. Furthermore, there are multiple grey areas to be investigated, covering the misdating, misattribution and misidentification of musical artefacts of all types, the process of borrowing, arranging and reuse of compositions, or techniques of deception in composition.


CALL FOR PAPERS

The programme committee invites papers from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives on any topic related to these concepts, including but not limited to:

— authenticity in music
— forgery in music, musical instrument making and the visual arts as they relate to music
— the detection of fake music, musical manuscripts and prints or instruments
— cases of misattribution, misidentification and misappropriation of music
— the process of borrowing, arranging, adapting or reuse of music
— deception in musical composition

Proposals (for papers of 20 minutes) need to comprise a title, a short abstract of 150 to 300 words and the contact details of the speaker.
Submissions should be sent to: muz_inst@zrc-sazu.si or metoda.kokole@zrc-sazu.si.

The deadline for the receipt of proposals is the end of August 2020.

For further information see https://authentic-fake.zrc-sazu.si.

Syntagma Musicum, 1619–2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Syntagma Musicum, 1619 ~ 2019

8–9 April 2019
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Musicology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Keynote speaker: Peter Holman (University of Leeds, UK)

Four hundred years on from the first publication of the last of the three volumes of the Syntagma Musicum by Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) it is still of prime interest and inspiration to any musicologist dealing with earlier periods of music. The year 2019 is therefore more than simply convenient for a conference devoted to Michael Praetorius, his monumental Syntagma Musicum and numerous subjects directly connected with his writings: music theory, organology, iconography, music terminology and performing practice, as well as, more generally, the music (especially the dance music) of the Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

The programme committee invites proposals for papers of 20 minutes on the subjects connected with Praetorius’s Syntagma Musicum. Proposals need to comprise a title, a short abstract of 150 to 300 words and the contact details of the speaker.

Submissions should be sent to muz_inst -at- zrc-sazu.si or metoda.kokole -at- zrc-sazu.si.
The deadline for the receipt of proposals is 31 August 2018.

For further information see: https://syntagma-musicum.zrc-sazu.si