“Baltic Musics After the Post-Soviet”

CFP (Reminder): “Baltic Musics After the Post-Soviet,” Amherst College, Virtual, January 21-23, 2022
Deadline: April 1, 2021


“Baltic Musics After the Post-Soviet” is an international conference hosted virtually at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College (Massachusetts, USA) on January 21-23, 2022. The conference will bring together scholars and artists working in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and areas connected by the Baltic Sea) and with Baltic musics to document and understand emerging worlds and narratives of Baltic music. The three-day event will focus on questions of creative and scholarly practice after the “post-Soviet”: What happens as processes of return, reunion, restoration, revival, and reconciliation characterizing “post-Soviet” life in the Baltics give way to new emergencies and urgencies? What happens as generations less impacted by the experience of Soviet occupation and coloniality create sounds and spaces beyond the “post-Soviet”? For Baltic musicians, musical publics, and scholars working to decolonize national culture, critically rethink ethnolinguistic and racialized identities in musical life, and make scenes and traditions sustainable, the certainty of the “post-Soviet” as “that which we no longer are” is also its limit—always once occupied, once colonized.

Confirmed keynote speakers and presenters are:


Kevin Karnes (Emory University)

Rūta Stanevičiūtė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)

Laura Jēkabsone (Composer/Arranger, Latvian Voices)


We invite music- and sound-centered papers and presentations of creative work that address Baltic musics after the “post-Soviet” from practice-based, ethnographic, historical, and comparative perspectives. For papers, please submit a 250-word abstract along with a 150-word biography. For maker and performer presentations, please submit either a 250-word description of your presentation plan or a prospective program with a 100-word description of relevant themes, topics, or connecting threads. All maker and performer proposals should include 1-3 links to audio/visual/other if relevant materials that are representative of the proposed presentation. All materials should be submitted in PDF format to balticmusics2022@gmail.com by April 1, 2021.


For more information, please see the conference website here: https://bit.ly/3t5SrdJ

Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series #9

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All events are only held online. Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

>>> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series/

Thursday 18 March – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Closing Event

Pia Palme
With. The significance of a preposition in my practice.

Followed by a closing summary and discussion.

Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series #3 (new date)

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All events are only held online. Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

>>> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series/

Tuesday 16 March – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Elisabeth Schimana
Sound as Score

Susanne Kogler
Theodor W. Adorno & Hannah Arendt: aesthetics and politics

III Conference on artistic research in music of the Pyrenees

17-19 September 2021

Puigcerdà (Girona) SPAIN

Call for proposals open until JUNE 29th.

We are encouraging artistic researchers, academics, and artists interested in the topic to participate and to submit abstracts about possible contributions in the shape of lecture–concerts (30 minutes). The conference will be free to attend. Please consult our website or email us for further inquires.

Website: https://puigcerdamusic.wixsite.com/jiampirineus?lang=en

Contact address: jiampirineus@gmail.com

All proposals should be sent using the online form available here.

ORGANISING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Scientific committee:Dr. Luca Chiantore – Universidad de Aveiro – INET-md – Esmuc –  Musikeon

Dr. Áurea Domínguez – Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW – Esmuc

Dr. Pablo Gómez Ábalos – Universidad de la Rioja – Musikeon

Dr. Luisa Morales –Universitat de Lleida – University of Melbourne – FMTE/MCM

Organizing committee:

Laia Martin – Director JIAM Pirineus – Universidade de Aveiro – INET-md – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Marc S. Pons – Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Gerard Lara

Ruth Gipps: A Centennial Symposium

8th March 2021

5.45pm-6.45pm (UK)

An Online Event


An hour of talks and music marking 100 years since the composer’s birth. Featuring special guests – conductor Adam Stern, pianist Professor John Irving, clarinettist Jane Booth, musicologist Dr Helen Julia Minors and Dr Brittan Braddock

About this EventWho was Ruth Gipps? We will gain some insights into what it was like to work with her and discover what lay beyond the sometimes prickly front of her persona. As well as enjoying performances of three short pieces we will look at her chamber music and wind music in some detail with experts Adam Stern and Dr Brittan Braddock. A panel discussion at the end led by Dr Helen Julia Minors will encompass these themes in the context of Gipps’s role as a female leader in the music world.

The event will include performance of her chamber works for oboe, clarinet, piano and violin performed by Professor John Irving, Jane Booth, Rachel Harwood-White, Caroline Page, Toby Hawks and Helena Ruinard.

To register to attend please go to eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ruth-gipps-a-centennial-symposium-tickets-141989499415

Ruth Gipps – A Centennial SymposiumFeaturing special guests – conductor Adam Stern, Professor John Irving, Jane Booth, Dr Helen Minors and Dr Brittan Braddockwww.eventbrite.co.uk

Presented in Association with Music in New Malden

With best wishes,On behalf of Helena Ruinard and Toby Hawks.

Please send queries via Dr. Minors at h.minors@kingston.ac.uk and your queries will be passed to Helena Ruinard.

Early Recordings: Diversity in Practice

Online, various dates in May 2021

We are delighted to welcome submissions for the third edition of our conference on early recordings. The previous two editions (Past Performing Practices in Contemporary Research, 2019, and Methodologies in Research and Practice, 2020) confirmed that research into early recordings, as documents of performance practice, is thriving, and our conference provide a much-needed forum for discussion around new research activities and findings in the area. This year, the conference shall address diversity in early recordings, with the conference committee welcome submissions beyond classical repertoire. The event itself, ‘Early Recordings: Diversity in Practice’, shall run online, over three half-day events on the 5th, 12th and 19th of May, from 4-7pm (UK time). This short format allows for papers and/or research snapshots to be grouped around one specific topic in the day, followed by an invited research talk and informal chats over online drinks. 

Attendance is free, and Zoom links will be shared closer to time. 

We invite scholars and performers interested in any aspect of early recordings (pre-1945) as documents of performance practice to submit 250-word abstracts for either 1) 20 minute paper, or 2) research snapshot of 10 minutes, to both Dr Inja Stanovic (i.stanovic@hud.ac.uk) and Dr. Eva Moreda Rodríguez (Eva.MoredaRodriguez@glasgow.ac.uk) by 1 April 2021.

Please visit http://www.early-recordings.com for more information.

Away from the Centre: Conceptualising the Regional and Rural (1850-1950)

An Arts and Humanities Symposium hosted by Durham University

Monday 10th May 2021 (online)

Representations of place and space in literature and the performing arts provide a rich field of enquiry into the ways in which writers, composers, and artists engage with and conceptualise their environments. In particular, artistic explorations of spaces away from metropolitan centres of social and cultural activity offer varied insights into the relationship between environment and power in the context of cultural works. Central concerns for scholars thinking about these ways in which place and power have been culturally determined in works depicting non-metropolitan spaces often revolve around descriptive, yet conceptually imprecise, terminology such as ‘locality’, ‘remoteness’, and/or ‘provincial’, resonant with numerous ambivalent connotations. This interdisciplinary symposium aims to interrogate these tensions between notions of separation and network within the power dynamics of places often defined as rural, regional, or peripheral, with specific attention paid to cultural work of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (1850-1950).

The event will open with a keynote conversation led by Dr Karin Koehler (School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Bangor University) and Dr Sarah Fuchs (Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University), followed by individual papers and culminating with a chaired roundtable discussion. We welcome abstracts for individual 20-minute papers from Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers within the Arts and Humanities working on relevant research across this period (1850-1950). Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following themes: 

·       Development and depiction of identity/identities within the rural and regional (including industrial, agrarian, and uncultivated spaces)

·       Representations of rurality and its relationship to nationhood, particularly within British and French contexts

·       The exploration of power dynamics within or between individuals and communities

·       Concepts of rapprochement and/or distancing between places and people

·       The function and representation of communication and networks of infrastructure               between communities and their inhabitants

·       Methodological approaches to theorising the rural or provincial in a body of work

We hope that this session will bring together researchers from various institutions, foster new collaborations, and provoke lively research conversations.

This event will take place virtually over Zoom.

Please send proposed titles and abstracts (250-words plus 50-word bio, including affiliation and year of study) to sophie.a.horrocks@durham.ac.uk by 15th March 2021.

International Forum «New Music»

The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center reMusik.org invites you to take part in the international forum “New Music” within the frame of VIII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival. It will be held online and offline in Russian and English. The forum will discuss topics related to copyright, funding and the presence of new music on stage and screen. Musicians and directors, managers and critics, international foundations and government agencies, concert halls and theaters, patrons and commercial companies are invited to participate.

The forum will highlight aspects of the presence of new music on stage and screen: in drama and opera performances, cinema and animation, museum exposition and public spaces. Anyone can take part in the forum: composers and musicologists, directors and art critics, cultural managers and journalists – those who are interested in the development of contemporary music.

One of the forum topics is the role of new music in visual, auditory, situational formats and related art forms. We are planning to review the following aspects:

– the work of a composer in theater and cinema: methods, role, interaction experience;
– the perception of modern music in theater, cinema, animation, museum spaces, etc.;
– the development of new spaces: ways of interaction and development of different forms;
– complex experiments: the experience of musical programs creation (the coexistence of classics and modernity in concert programs), experimental experience in search of a new language, etc.

The second direction of the forum is the functioning of non-profit organizations and interaction with commercial structures, charitable foundations and government programs for the sake of supporting contemporary music and art. The forum will consider successful experiences of interaction with business, strategies for corporate and social responsibility of business, types of joint projects. Parallel line – new music festivals, challenges and requirements of the time, conditions of organization, interaction with sponsors.

The third area is the issue of copyright, protection and restrictions, rights and obligations. The following aspects will be considered at the forum and round table:

1. Copyright societies – rules, regulations, types of work in terms of new music.

2. Online events and broadcasts: how to protect the group of authors and the organizer of the event from unplanned expenses.

3. Copyright: from creative to legal. Questions of interaction with the author’s society and aspects of interaction between the author and the publisher and manager of cultural projects.

4. Online and offline: World changes.

Thus, everyone who wants to take part in the forum program, please send

1. Abstracts for the presentation (about 150 words) indicating the direction of the forum,

2. A good resolution photograph (approx. 1MB),

3. Brief biography (approx. 100 words)

Due to the uncertainty of the epidemiological situation, the conference will be held in two formats: online and offline. Clarifications on the format of the event will be sent to the participants in the spring of 2021.

Applications for participation must be sent by February 28, 2021 at www.remusik.org/forum

For questions and requests, please contact the curator of the Forum – Lidia Ader at l.ader@remusik.org

About the Festival

The annual St. Petersburg International New Music Festival is among the main projects through which reMusik.org pursue its mission. The largest festival of new music in Russia takes place at the end of May during a period of famous White Nights in distinguished venues around the city, including the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, New Holland, the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and others.

The festival is presented by world-famous musicians and well-known ensembles, both classical and experimental ones, specializing in the new music performance. The reMusik.org Festival covers various areas of contemporary academic music – experimental, electro-acoustic, electronic music, multimedia projects, free improvisation and others.

The festival program has numerous educational highlights: master classes, pre-rehearsal talks, scientific conference, composition course, presentations, educational lectures, training lab for music critics, workshops and reading sessions with soloists and several ensembles.

The festival is supported by the Government of St. Petersburg, the Committee for Culture

Petersburg, the Swiss Council for Culture Pro Helvetia, The French Institute, the Swiss Embassy in Russia, The Swiss Consulate General in St. Petersburg, The German Consulate General in St. Petersburg, The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in St. Petersburg, The Polish Institute in St. Petersburg.

Panel Discussion of Women Leaders in the Contemporary Music Industries, 8th March 2021, Women’s Musical Leadership Online Project

Registration is now open for the Women’s Musical Leadership Online Project’s one-day event exploring Women Leaders within the Contemporary Music Industries. This event will take place online on International Women’s Day 2021 (Monday 8 March), 11am-4pm. This event is free, but registration is required. The Teams link will be emailed to all those who have registered, shortly after registration closes.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-leaders-within-the-contemporary-music-industries-registration-139921437787

More information on the Women’s Musical Leadership Online Project is available here: https://fass.open.ac.uk/research/projects/wmlop

Programme

11am – 1pm: Panel Discussion of Women Leaders in the Contemporary Music Industries

This online panel will bring together four women leaders to discuss gender issues in the contemporary music industries within a cross-genre perspective.

Invited speakers: Alexandra Ampofo (Women Connect/Metropolis Music); Deborah Annetts (Incorporated Society of Musicians); Clare Duffin (University of the West of Scotland/Drummer/Manager); Harriet Wybor (PRS for Music, Classical).

1pm – 2pm: Lunch Break

2pm – 4pm: Afternoon Session with Vick Bain

Vick Bain, founder of The F-List directory of female musicians, considers women working within the contemporary music industries and presents her ground-breaking work to ensure greater gender inclusion.

Dr Laura Hamer

Dr. Helen Julia Minors

Dr. Laura Watson

Music and Intercultural Practice Symposium

29th and 30th April 2021

University of Hull, UK – Online

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Lily Chen-Hafteck (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Professors Laudan Nooshin (City University, UK) & Amanda Bayley (Bath Spa University, UK)

Dr Arla Good (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada) 

Dr Fang Liu (University of Reading, UK)

Interculturality is about the interaction of cultures. It might be regarded as a practice through which individuals from different cultures learn more about their own culture and the culture of others. One example is the Chinese Whispers™ project at the University of Hull, which seeks to enable members of the University, local schools, and community choirs to learn Mandarin Chinese through the medium of song and to promote intercultural awareness.* 

This online symposium will feature invited presentations and selected submissions from researchers, performers and composers on intercultural practice involving music. We invite contributions exploring this theme from a range of perspectives, including musical, historical, psychological, educational, health and wellbeing. Contributions are welcome from researchers, performers and composers at all levels and are especially encouraged from postgraduate students and early-career researchers. In addition to spoken papers, live/recorded performances and compositions, a panel discussion will be held with our keynote speakers, Professors Lily Chen-Hafteck, Laudan Nooshin and Amanda Bayley, Drs Arla Good and Fang Liu. Submissions should show how the topic relates to music and intercultural practice.

Please send abstracts for spoken presentations, performances or compositions (250 words) to musicICP@hull.ac.uk by Monday 1st March 2021. For further information, please email: musicICP@hull.ac.uk

To register an interest in attending the symposium, visit [https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-and-intercultural-practice-symposium-university-of-hull-online-tickets-140856235793]

Symposium Committee: Yanyi Lu, Eloise McCann, James Rushworth, Dr Elaine King (Chair), Dr Simon Desbruslais, Dr Shane Lindsay, Dr Rowan Oliver, Dr Alexander Binns 

*The Chinese Whispers™ project is run by the Confucius Institute at the University of Hull. Researchers in the areas of both Music and Modern Languages are investigating the emotional experiences of choir members, the teaching process, and the development of intercultural practice.