October 27-29, 2017
The purpose of this symposium is to explore the manifold contexts in which interactions between musical performers and scholars take place, and the different modalities in which such interactions may be conducted. In both the past and the present these have included productive collaborations and shared visions, but also genuine confrontations. The symposium will address not just the overlaps between the activities of performers and scholars and between the different types of knowledge that undergird both musical performance and the performative act of doing research, but also the disagreements, tensions, and failures that may arise when bringing these practices into dialogue.
The symposium will be structured around five basic themes:
Theme 1: Instruments of Performance Research
Theme 2: Sources of Performance Knowledge
Theme 3: Scholars and Performers Interacting
Theme 4: Institutional Cultures and Collaborations
Theme 5: Power, Prestige, and Embodied Knowledge
We have invited presentations from a wide range of musical scholars and performers, those with a pluralistic outlook on performance and research. Pre-formed sessions will contain both presentations and performances by the symposium delegates, with the aim of achieving a symbiosis of these two basic elements. The keynote address will be given by the composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe, a world-renowned performer of contemporary art, in collaboration with the accordeonist Andreas Borregaard.
The symposium will take place at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam), which is very close to Amsterdam Central Station
The final programme and abstracts can be found here
Please register for the symposium here
We have made arrangements with two hotels in Amsterdam, where you can book a room at a reduced rate. Click here for more information.
The organizing committee
Hans Fidom (VU University/Orgelpark)
John Koslovsky (Conservatorium van Amsterdam/Utrecht University)
Julia Kursell (University of Amsterdam)
Olga Panteleeva (Utrecht University)
Michiel Schuijer (Conservatorium van Amsterdam)
Floris Schuiling (Utrecht University)