Eighth Annual Meeting | Il Gusto Italiano: Italian Style and Transalpine Exchanges in Early Keyboard Music

May 13–15, 2019
Sam Houston State University School of Music, Huntsville, Texas, U.S.A.

Call for Proposals

Admired, imitated, and heatedly debated, the concept of Italian style and taste plays an essential role in the history of keyboard music. The Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) dedicates its eighth annual meeting to all aspects of Italian style and its international reception throughout the centuries, including—but not limited to—composition and improvisation, music theory and basso continuo, instrument making, pedagogy, and temperaments. Hosted by the Center for Early Music Research and Performance (CEMRAP) at the Sam Houston State University School of Music (Huntsville, Texas), three days of events (Monday through Wednesday, May 13– 15, 2019) will include paper presentations, lecture-recitals, and mini-recitals, evening concerts, and an exhibition of publications, recordings, and instrument makers’ work. A limited number of presentations and sessions on historical keyboard topics that are not directly related to the theme of the conference, will be considered. Please submit all proposals through the following electronic submission forms:

Paper Presentation: https://goo.gl/forms/iD9QXXJ3L47e3P9W2
Lecture Recital: https://goo.gl/forms/Fr4Dn5ZUnkit4L9j1
Mini Recital: https://goo.gl/forms/ApvdZBseV8OplEEg2
Themed Session: https://goo.gl/forms/D0s7bErhvM26zp8V2

The submission deadline is EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5, 2018. Presentations of all formats are limited to 25 minutes. Paper and lecture-recital proposals require an abstract of no more than 2,500 characters. For mini-recitals, submit complete program information and provide links to up to two representative recordings pertaining to the proposal. Performers not intending to bring their own instruments or to make arrangements to use exhibitors’ instruments may perform on the instruments listed below. All proposals must include a short biographical statement (no more than 1,500 characters) for all presenters.

Notification of accepted proposals will be made by November 15, 2018. Presenters must be members of HKSNA and must register for the conference. Presenters must also cover their own travel and other expenses. Further information, as it becomes available, will be posted on the society’s website http://www.historicalkeyboardsociety.org.

HKSNA 2019 also welcomes exhibitors to showcase their instruments, products, and services in the conference. Furthermore, instrument makers are invited to submit proposals for maintenance workshops, etc. Please direct inquiries and proposals to hksna2019@gmail.com.

Available Instruments
Harpsichords
Flemish Single by Gerald Self, GGAA to d3, 8’8’, lute stop, 415/440 Hz, delrin plectra.
Flemish Double after Couchet by Joel Katzman, GGAA to e3, 8’8’4’, 415/440 Hz, quill plectra.
Italian Single after Celestini by Joel Katzman, GGBB to d3, 8’8’, 392/415/440 Hz, strung in brass, quill plectra.

Fortepiano
Paul McNulty after Walter & Son c. 1804, FF to c4, 430 Hz, knee levers for moderator (left) and dampers (right).

Organ
Italian “organo di legno” (all pipes cypress wood), Giovanni Pradella after 17th-century models, C–d3 chromatic, 440 Hz, 1/4 comma meantone. Disposition: Principale 8’, Ottava 4’, Decimaquinta 2’, Flauto stoppo 8’, Flauto in ottava 4’, Fiffaro (voce umana) 8’ (treble).

Program Committee
Mario Aschauer, chair, Sam Houston State University
David Kelzenberg, HKSNA president
Carol lei Breckenridge, HKSNA vice-president
Sonia Lee, HKSNA immediate past president
Maria Luisa Baldassari, Conservatorio Rossini Pesaro
Massimiliano Guido, Università degli studi di Pavia

7th Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA), “Professionals and Amateurs: The Spirit of Kenner und Liebhaber in Keyboard Composition, Performance and Instrument Building”

SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE

HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (HKSNA)

May 9-12, 2018

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

The 7th annual meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) will be held from Wednesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

The meeting’s theme, “Professionals and Amateurs: The Spirit of Kenner und Liebhaber in Keyboard Composition, Performance and Instrument Building,” hopes to inspire exploration of an idea that has been important in the rebirth of historical performance and instrumental design and construction. Selected instruments from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the Stearns Collection, and private collections will be featured in this meeting.

Three and a half days of morning and afternoon events (Wednesday afternoon to Saturday) will include papers, lecture-recitals, mini-recitals, and an exhibition of publications, recordings, and the work of contemporary instrument makers. A highlight of this meeting will be a retrospective concert featuring selections from award-winning compositions from the past nine Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competitions over the past thirty-five years. Proposals for individual presentations or for themed sessions with multiple participants on any subject relating to historical keyboard instruments, their use and repertories from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, are welcome.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Please submit proposals by electronic means only, via email to hksna.2018@gmail.com by November 20, 2017. Individual presentations will be limited to 25 minutes. For papers and themed sessions, submit an abstract of no more than 300 words attached to the e-mail address as a Microsoft Word document. For mini-recitals and lecture-recitals, submit complete program information and a representative recording as an internet link or as an attached MP3 file. Please see the list below of available instruments.  Performers are welcome to bring instruments or make arrangements with builders. All proposals must include short biographical statements (no more than 250 words) for all presenters and indicate any audio-visual/media needs.

Notification of accepted proposals will be made by December 20, 2017. Presenters must be members of HKSNA and must register for the conference. Presenters must also cover their own travel and other expenses. Further information, as it becomes available, will be posted on the website of HKSNA (www.historicalkeyboardsociety.org).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Joseph Gascho, chair; University of Michigan

Matthew Bengtson, University of Michigan

Carol lei Breckenridge, Central College (emerita)

David Kelzenberg, Vice President of HKSNA

Sonia Lee, President of HKSNA

Kola Owolabi, University of Michigan

 

AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS

Harpsichords

William Dowd , Franco-Flemish Dbl. Manual                       (FF-f”’; 2×8′, 1×4′; 392/415/440)

Thomas and Barbara Wolf, Italian Single Manual               (C-d”’; 2×8′; 415/440)

Keith Hill and Philip Tyre, German Double Manual             (FF-g”’; 2×8′, 1×4′ (dogleg); 415/440)

Keith Hill and Philip Tyre, German Single Manual               (GG-d”’; 2×8′; 415/440)

William Hyman, French Double Manual                                (FF-f”’; 2×8′, 1×4′; 415/440)

Martin Skowroneck, German Single Manual                         (GG-d”’; 2×8′; 415/440)

Pianos

David Sutherland, after 1730’s Cristofori-Ferrini, GG-e”’ (415)

Paul McNulty, after Walter, FF-g”’ (440)

Gerard Tuinman, after Walter, FF-f”’ (430)

Thomas and Barbara Wolf, after 1789 Dulcken, FF-g”’ (430)

Organs

C.B. Fisk, Op. 87 after Silbermann. 2 manuals, 27 stops, 35 ranks (1/5 comma meantone, 440)

Karl Wilhelm, Op. 97. Three manuals, 39 stops, 54 ranks (440)

Orgues Létourneau, Op. 27, 2 manuals, 12 ranks (440)

Henk Klop; Continuo Organ (392/415/440)

Clavichord

Edward Kottick and Michael Herrick, Zuckerman Hubert 1784, double fretted, C-f”’ (415)

Carillons

The Charles Baird Carillon, 1963; John Taylor & Co. Bellfoundry (53 bells)

The Robert and Ann Lurie Carillon, 1996; Royal Eijsbouts Bell Foundry (60 bells)

 

Contact Info:

HKSNA 2018 Program Committee

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