International Conference “Rethinking The Three-Cornered Hat A Hundred Years Later”

Palacio de la Madraza, University of Granada, Spain, 3rd – 5th July 2019 – Deadline: March 1st 2019

On 22nd July 1919, in the Alhambra Theatre in London, the Diaghilev Ballets Russes premiered one of the most relevant works in the history of Western dance and music, the international projection of Spanish culture and the configuration of the Spanishness imaginary. This ballet was based on the adaptation of Pedro Antonio de Alarcón’s book by María Lejárraga, and had a score by Manuel de Falla, set and costume designs by Pablo Picasso and a choreography by Léonide Massine. Since that moment, the ballet has been performed a huge number of times around the world, with versions by the most significant choreographers, and still lives in the repertoire of some current dance companies.

Moreover, The Three-Cornered Hat has focused the attention of many critics and scholars, who have built a large historiography throughout the years, both in Spain and abroad, which might
be advisable to review. The work becomes a relevant and complex creation where concepts such as the construction of stereotypes, the national identity, the authentic, the popular, and the joining of tradition and avant-garde are interwoven. Not many works have had such an impact on the spreading of the Spanish dance beyond its borders, of Picasso’s aesthetic innovations where his paintings had never been shown before, of Falla’s music, which has been played and versioned over and over again, being submitted to a constant process of resignification.

Therefore, this international conference proposes celebrating the centenary of this milestone which allowed the convergence of so many prominent Spanish and international artists, studying its world impact and assessing its contributions in dance, music, visual arts and literature.
With all these objectives, this scientific meeting is settled from an interdisciplinary perspective, which gathers the most recent research in dance history, musicology, history of art and philology, but also in other related areas, like sociology, philosophy, anthropology, communication, fashion, etc.

Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics: – Analysis of different aspects in choreography, musical language, scenography, costume design, and libretto of the original The Three-Cornered Hat version of 1919. – Study of the impact and critical fortune that The Three-Cornered Hat had in the different places where it has been performed. – Convergence of the work with other artistic international movements in the same historical and cultural context. – Analysis of the different The Three-Cornered Hat versions up to the present. – Influence of The Three Cornered Hat in the 20th and 21st centuries. – Spanishness in The Three-Cornered Hat and its derivations.

PAPER PROPOSALS The oral presentations will have a duration of 15 minutes. Papers will be admitted in Spanish, English and French. For submitting a proposal, an abstract of a maximum of 2,000 characters and a brief CV are to be submitted to before 1st March 2019. The selection of papers by the Scientific Committee will be communicated by mail and will be considered for publication.


Juan Aguilera Sastre (IES Inventor Cosme García, Logroño)
Antonio Álvarez Cañibano (Centro de Documentación de Música y Danza – INAEM)
Miguel Cabañas Bravo (Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) Eugenio Carmona (Universidad de Málaga)
Emilio Casares Rodicio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Michael Christoforidis (University of Melbourne)
Chris Collins (Bangor University)
Lynn Garafola (Columbia University, Nueva York)
Mª Luz González Peña (Archivo SGAE)
Carol A. Hess (University of California Davis)
Beatriz Martínez del Fresno (Universidad de Oviedo)
Elna Matamoros Ocaña (Compañía Nacional de Danza)
Antonio Najarro (Ballet Nacional de España)
Yvan Nommick (Université Paul-Valéry de Montpellier III)
Emilio Peral Vega (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Gemma Pérez Zalduondo (Universidad de Granada)

INFORMATION All the questions should be sent to: Web:

Organisation: Fundación Archivo Manuel de Falla/Universidad de Granada/Universidad Complutense de Madrid/Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Collaboration: Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada/Acción Cultural Española/Ayuntamiento de Granada/Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte-INAEM

Skalkottas Today

Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: November 29–December 1, 2019

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Nikos Skalkottas’s death, the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” of the Friends of Music Society, the Megaron—the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra, the Greek Composer’s Union, the Foundation of Emilios Chourmouzios—Marika Papaioannou, and the European University of Cyprus are organizing an international conference in Athens from November 29 to December 1, 2019.

The conference will be held under the auspices of the Hellenic Musicological Society and the International Musicological Society.

Call for papers:

IV ARLAC Conference

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: November 5–9, 2019

The IMS Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARLAC) will hold its fourth conference at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina “Santa María de Buenos Aires” from November 5 to 9, 2019. Members of the IMS are eligible for a reduced conference fee. The link to the call for papers can be found below.

Official website (including CFP):

IMSEA Conference 2019

Location: Suzhou, China
Dates: October 18–20, 2019

The IMS Regional Association for East Asia (IMSEA) warmly invites all music researchers to submit proposals for their fifth biennial conference, to be hosted by the School of Music at Soochow University, China, from October 18 to 20, 2019. All topics of musical scholarship are welcome, including those reflecting historical, ethnographic, analytical, sociological, and cognitive methods, especially presentations of an inter-disciplinary and/or inter-regional character. Participants need not currently reside or work in East Asia.

Official website (including CFP):

Sounds of Mass Media: Music in Journalism and Propaganda

Location: Växjö, Sweden
Dates: June 7–10, 2019

The 11th annual conference of the IMS Study Group “Music and Media” (MaM) will take place at the Linnæus University Växjö (LNU), Sweden, from June 7 to 9, 2019. Potential speakers should submit their proposals before March 15, 2019.

Official website (including CFP):

10th Vienna Music Business Research Days

The Future of Music Business

April 29, 2019                 Abstract submission deadline  

September 12, 2019    Conference day (paper sessions)

September 13, 2019    Conference day for invited speakers on “The Future of Music Business”

mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Conference call for papers


The 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 11 to 13, 2019.

Music Business Research is an inter-discipline at the intersection of economic, artistic, cultural, social, legal, technological and further developments which contribute to the creation/production, dissemination/ distribution and reception/consumption of music. This interdisciplinary nature calls for methodological multiplicity and is open to scholars from all scientific areas.

The conference organizers invite scholars (from the postdoctoral level on) who have a research focus on music business/industry related topics to submit a paper proposal for the conference day on September 12, 2019.

Scholarly submissions on this year’s conference theme “The Future of Music Business” are equally welcome as on other aspects of music business research.

Indicative themes include but are not limited to:

  • Past, current and future developments in the music industry (recorded / live / publishing / retailing / wholesaling, etc.)
  • Economic and historic analyses of music markets, charts or audiences
  • Issues in marketing and/or branding music, musicians or music institutions
  • Aspects of musical and musician diversity in music business
  • Critical discourses on the economic, social and cultural contributions of (live) music
  • New products, formats and business models in the music sectors
  • Strategies and strategizing of musicians and music institutions
  • Situatedness and power in musician labor markets
  • Agency and social practices in the music business
  • Legal issues in the music business (contracts, copyright, policies) from an international perspective
  • Fit for the market? Acquiring skills for the music business 
  • Doing things right! New solutions for fairness and transparency in the music business
  • Entrepreneurial musician und music entrepreneurs
  • An age of disruption? Technological developments in the music industry


Please send an abstract of your proposal to no later than April 29, 2019.

All submissions must include a title, authors (names, affiliations, e-mails of all authors and a notation (*) of the corresponding author), an abstract of 1,000-1,500 words and 3-5 keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as a MS Word file (*.doc or *.docx) or *.pdf file, and include:

  • Objectives of the research
  • Brief description of the disciplinary/theoretical context/background
  • Research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Methodology
  • Main or expected conclusions / contribution
  • Main references

Abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process by an international jury, and authors will be notified of acceptance by May 20, 2019.

Final papers should be sent before July 31, 2019. They should not exceed 7,000 words (including abstracts, figures, tables, references and appendices) and follow the author guidelines of the International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR). You may also want to consider publication in IJMBR after the conference.

Important dates

April 29, 2019                 Abstract submission deadline  

May 20, 2019                  Notification of acceptance

July 31, 2019                   Submission deadline for full papers

September 12, 2019    Conference day (paper sessions)

September 13, 2019    Conference day for invited speakers on “The Future of Music Business”

For students at all levels of the MA & PhD a doctoral colloquium (Young Scholars’ Workshop) will be held as part of the 10th Vienna Music Business Research Days on September 11, 2019. Find a separate call for papers here.

Registration Fee

Registration ( will be open from May 15, 2019 to August 31,2019. There will be no refund after this date. The registration fee includes conference attendance, reception, coffee breaks and lunch on conference days as well as the Heurigen-Dinner on September 13, 2019. Discounts for students and members of IMBRA will be available!

  Full registration fee
Until July 31, 2019 (early bird) Euro 175,-
After July 31, 2019 Euro 225,-


Dagmar Abfalter (mailto:

Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM)

mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Stanisław Moniuszko in Polish and World Culture: New Perspectives and Interpretations. International Moniuszko Congress

Call for papers


Stanisław Moniuszko in Polish and World Culture: New Perspectives and Interpretations

Venue and date:

Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, ul. Łąkowa 1–2, 80-743 Gdańsk, Poland;
27–28 September 2019


Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk

Institute of Musicology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw


The congress is being held in connection with this year’s bicentenary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko (1891–1872), the father of Polish national opera and one of the most important Polish composers. The congress will deal mainly with his life and work, but his achievements may be considered both within the national cultural context and also from the perspective of the socio-aesthetic situation in the Europe of his times.

Proposed thematic areas:

  1. Stanisław Moniuszko, the composer and his work, from the perspective of various humanistic disciplines (musicology, history, theatre studies, film studies, philology, sociology, cultural studies, etc.)
  2. Trends, interpretations and perspectives in Moniuszko studies
  3. Nineteenth-century Polish music as the context and backdrop to Moniuszko’s creative output
  4. The concept of Moniuszko’s Polish national opera compared to European currents of national stage output
  5. The role of music in shaping nineteenth-century political and cultural awareness
  6. The dialectic of the socio-political and artistic domains in musical output of the nineteenth century


Proposals should contain the following: 1. the scholar’s full name (with affiliation or confirmation of independent status), 2. the title of the proposed paper, 3. a summary (300 words max.), 4. a biographical note (200 words max). Each paper will be allocated a maximum of 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

Submissions should be sent by email, no later than 1 March 2019, to the academic coordinator of the congress, Prof. Marcin Gmys of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań: Acceptance of proposals will be communicated by 31 March 2019.

Congress languages:

Proceedings will be conducted in English and Polish, with simultaneous interpretation planned.

Financial and organisational matters:

The organisers will provide food and accommodation during the congress, and will also refund travel costs. Queries relating to participants’ arrival and stay in Gdańsk will be dealt with by Prof. Violetta Kostka and Prof. Danuta Popinigis of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk.


Papers selected by the academic committee will be published in the form of a collective monograph or a monographic issue of an academic journal.

Academic committee:

Prof. Marcin Gmys (AMU Poznań) – coordinator

Prof. Ryszard Daniel Golianek (AMU Poznań)

Prof. Justyna Humięcka-Jakubowska (AMU Poznań)

Prof. Stefan Keym (Université Toulouse)

Prof. Violetta Kostka (Gdańsk Music Academy)

Prof. Ryszard Minkiewicz (Gdańsk Music Academy)

Prof. Danuta Popinigis (Gdańsk Music Academy)

International Forum for Young Art Researchers Science Spring – 2019

Tuesday 16 April – Friday 19 April 2019

State Institute for Art Studies. Moscow, Russia

Call for Papers

‘Science Spring’ Forum is the unique annual scientific event for young researchers of art and culture. The initiative, concept and program development of the Forum belongs to SIAS Ph.D. students.

Our goal is to invite colleagues to a scientific dialogue as well as share our own experience, talk about themes and methodology of our research and discuss the controversial issues of our works.

Forum statement:

Where’s the revolution? Search for new approaches in the Metamodernism era

Potential topics for discussion:

  • Art perception and interpretation – modern experience
  • Nature as a source and space of artistic ideas
  • Teatralization as an artistic method
  • Communications mechanisms of influence in art
  • Communications mechanisms of understanding in art studies

We accept participation requests from:

  • Art researchers of all specialties
  • Philologists
  • Philosophers of art and culture
  • Theorists and historians of culture
  • Experts in music and theater, artists
  • Museologists, curators

Forum audience is welcome to take part in discussions. Anyone can join discussions and feel him/herself a part of the young scientific community. This is especially important for students who are just starting their journey in science.

If you wish to participate in the Forum, please send your application till February 15, 2019 to:

We accept applications filled out according to the approved form (see below). Applications filled out not in accordance with the form and with violations of the requirements will not be accepted.

Participation in absentia is not permitted.

Participants will bear the costs of travel and accommodation.

Forum venue: Moscow, Kozitsky Lane, 5.

Organizing committee

SIAS PhD students:

N. Ruchkina, E. Sakovskaya, E. Miroshnikova, A. Orlova, E. Fomina, V. Aleksandrova, N. Kiryanova, V. Voytekunas.


Applications are accepted till February 15, 2019 at

Applications filled out not in accordance with the form and with violations of the requirements will not be considered.

Full name 
 Contact details
Phone number+
Place of study (please indicate fully, but without faculty and department) 
Status (please underline)• undergraduate student • graduate student • postgraduate student • independent researcher
Research topic (e.g. master or doctoral thesis) 
Main scientific interests 

Supervisor of studies

Full name 
Academic degree / Academic title 
Participation form (please underline)conference (report)panel discussion
Special technical requirements: besides a laptop and a projector (indicate if required) 
Subject of the paper: 


(Not less than 1000 and not more than 3000–3500 characters, including spaces)

The Culture-Making Role of Musical Patronage. Contexts – Meanings – Perspectives

Wrocław Musicological Conference

22-24 May 2019, Poland

Institute of Musicology, University of Wrocław

Call for papers

The Institute of Musicology at the University of Wrocław invites you to participate in the Wrocław Musicological Conference, the topic of which will be musical patronage in its broad sense: The Culture-Making Role of Musical Patronage. Contexts – Meanings – Perspectives. The conference will be held on May 22–24, 2019 in Wrocław. We invite both young and experienced researchers (not only musicologists) from various academic centres in Poland and abroad. We would also like to emphasize that the organizers do not request any registration fee from participants.

The proposed subject area has its own research tradition, which is reflected in the extensive musical historiography. Nevertheless, the need for the research continuation, reflection, discussion and setting new perspectives in historical research as well as in contemporary forms of functioning and organizing musical life is still emphasized. Art has always been supported by founders and sponsors, which was not without influence on stylistic aspects of composing and performing and as a result it contributed to changes in musical culture. During this conference, we also would like to take into account various approaches presented in the discussions about the so-called „new musicology” and its results.

The aim of the conference is to draw attention to the reasons and ways of supporting the artists in different historical periods, to the context of social relations between artists and their patrons together with mutual expectations resulting from the established cooperation and to discuss contemporary problems of musical life, e.g. the functioning of artists, cultural institutions and musical education, using music resources or participation of new media in supporting artists. The outlined subject area implies the following questions and research problems:

  • how has the status of a musician been changing along with the transformation of the form of patronage in the historical perspective?
  • how has music become a political tool used by the rulers – art patrons?
  • how was traditional music supported in the history and how is it nowadays?
  • issues connected with the activity of publishing houses, ordering musical compositions, printing rights, radio or TV broadcasting.
  • issues of the methodology of musicological research referring to the terminology functioning in music historiography terminology, such as: ‘musical patronage’, ‘musical auspices’, ‘founder’, ‘sponsor’, ‘political patronage’, ‘cultural patronage’, ‘patron–client’, ‘prestigious consumption’, etc.
  • what form of support for artists do we need nowadays?
  • what is the role of cultural institutions, media, music festivals and schools in the development of contemporary patronage?

These and many other questions arise in the context of the proposed subject matter of the conference. The organizers do not exclude the possibility of accepting submissions on topics that have not been mentioned here explicitly. The basic issue of presented papers shall be the music culture of the areas located within the past (historical, changing throughout different ages) and present boundaries of Poland or those remaining in direct political relations with Poland (such as real or personal union). Since the subject area is wide and many aspects of musical patronage refer to various historical periods, we propose to present them in three problem panels.

  1. Music foundations and patrons of music (patronage from the institutional perspective: music courts, churches, monasteries, convents, synagogues, Orthodox churches, schools and other places where the art of making music was supported as well as animators of musical life).
  2. Musical education and the role of new media (the use of collections from the tradition of oral culture, the role of music festivals and concerts, reception of collected music material, ways and perspectives for the further use of the resources).
  3. Contemporary forms of musical patronage (people managing cultural, science and educational institutions).

Our special guest will be Professor Reinhard Strohm (Oxford University), who will give an inaugural lecture during the conference: Frederick II of Prussia and Italian opera

There will be also an opportunity to take part in accompanying events such as music concerts and sightseeing in Wrocław, taking into account the musical context.

The deadline for submitting papers proposals is February 15, 2019. The official conference languages will be Polish, English and German. The time limit for a presentation is 20 minutes. Please submit your paper proposal (including a topic, an abstract – up to 300 words, affiliation and a short biography of the author – English version is obligatory) at the following e-mail address: There will be a possibility to publish the articles in a post-conference book as it was from the other events.

Please visit the conference website, where all detailed information on the event will be posted.

Scientific Board of the Conference:

  • Prof. Dr. Maciej Gołąb
  • Prof. Dr. Bożena Muszkalska
  • Prof. Dr. Remigiusz Pośpiech
  • Prof. Dr. Zbigniew J. Przerembski
  • Dr. Agnieszka Drożdżewska
  • Dr. Grzegorz Joachimiak
  • Dr. Ziemowit Socha
  • Dr. Sławomir Wieczorek

Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Remigiusz Pośpiech
  • Dr. Grzegorz Joachimiak
  • Agnieszka Grudzień, MA – doctoral candidate in the Institute of Musicology at the University of Wrocław
  • Aleksandra Wróblewska, MA – doctoral candidate in the Institute of Musicology at the University of Wrocław

New Takes on Recorded Music: Performance, Creativity, Technology

A Performance Studies Network Research Forum

5 – 6 September 2019, University of Surrey

This PSN research forum is the first of its kind complementing the biennial PSN International Conferences. This event seeks to renew and nurture dialogue among a range of different disciplines and artistic fields within which practitioners and scholars continue to explore the identity, role, and function of recorded music through varied approaches in the digital age. This event aims to stimulate critical discussion on existing and new trends in research, especially the intersection between creative practice and technology, as well as artistic and scientific inquiry.

We welcome proposals which seek to explore or challenge traditionally assumed binaries in the face of technological mediation, such as ‘text vs. performance’, ‘product vs. process’, ‘creation vs. reproduction’, ‘recorded vs. live’, ‘material vs. virtual’, or ‘embodied vs. disembodied performance’. Contributions with an applied or practice-based focus, and those that explore the cross-fertilisation of research methods are also particularly encouraged. All types of musical style, genre, and artistic practice are invited for consideration. This PSN forum embraces a broad definition of ‘recording’ and ‘recorded music’ in order to encompass the many different formats and technological media through which music is experienced as performance, and the wide range of approaches for scholarly and artistic engagement. Contributions from postgraduate researchers, and early career researchers/practitioners are particularly welcome.

Proposals can be submitted by email to Dr Georgia Volioti (g.volioti -at- by 30 March 2019.

Programme Committee: Professor Amanda Bayley (Bath Spa University, UK), Dr Daniel Barolsky (Associate Professor, Beloit College, US), Dr Amy Blier-Carruthers (King’s College and Royal Academy of Music, UK), Dr Georgia Volioti (main organiser, University of Surrey, UK).

This event is supported by the Music & Letters Trust. A number of bursaries is available to support individuals, especially postgraduate students and unaffiliated early career researchers.

Proposals are invited that address (but are not limited to) any of the following themes:

  • Ethnographies of recordings (e.g., documenting the recording process, capturing performances in cross-cultural contexts)
  • Performance style and interpretation (e.g., re-evaluating artists, repertories, and performance practices in light of new evidence from recordings and/or new research methods)
  • Analytical approaches (especially those that challenge traditional ideologies and assumptions)
  • Recordings and artistic practice (e.g., the recording process as artistic practice, recording techniques as compositional materials, mixing live and recorded performance, intermediality and performativity)
  • Applied psychological perspectives (e.g., evaluating performance from recordings / recording reviews, performers’ reflective practice using recordings, aural modelling and stylistic assimilation, recordings and self-regulated learning)
  • Pedagogical contexts (e.g., teaching recording/studio techniques, learning to be a musician through making recordings, recordings and creative teaching practice, using technology to foster connectivities in pedagogical contexts) 
  • Recorded music in other cross-cultural contexts (e.g., in therapeutic settings, in community music making, re-imagining the past through the lens of technology)

Submissions are invited for:

  • Individual spoken papers (20 minutes) – 250-word abstract.
  • Practice-based workshops or recitals (45 minutes maximum) – 300-word abstract including details of excerpts / scores / recordings of works to be presented in the event, plus participant CV (no longer than 1 side of A4).

All submissions should include a short author/contributor biography: 150-word (maximum).

All submissions should be structured according to the following sub-headings: Title, background, research questions, outcomes/content, significance/impact.

For any further information, please contact: Georgia Volioti (g.volioti -at-