Lancaster University Music Analysis Conference (LancMAC)

Seventh International Conference on Music Since 1900 / Lancaster University Music Analysis Conference (LancMAC)


Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University

28-31 July 2011


Call for Papers


Deadline: 3 December 2010


The Seventh Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 and the international conference of the Society for Music Analysis will take place at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts from Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July 2011.


The theme of the Biennial Conference is music since 1900, conceived in the broadest possible terms. Proposals for papers may be submitted on any topic relating to 20th- and 21st-century musics (of any genre), drawing on scholarly approaches from any relevant intellectual discipline.


The Music Analysis Conference welcomes papers on any aspect of theory and analysis relating to music of any genre and historical period.


Editorial representatives from Music Analysis and twentieth-century music will be keen to discuss the possibility of developing conference papers into articles for their respective journals.


In addition to open sessions, the Programme Committee warmly invites proposals for papers to be read at the sessions devoted to the following themes:

§ computing and contemporary musicology

§ curating the new

§ electroacoustic music and intermedia

§ film music

§ the future of the digital economy

§ the impact of technology on music

§ jazz

§ new historiographies

§ phenomenology

§ popular music

§ temporalities

§ timbre


Proposals in the following categories will be considered:

§  Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)

§  Paper sessions (three or four papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)

§  Roundtable discussions (up to 6 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion)

§  Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings


Proposal Instructions / Guidelines:


Abstracts and proposals should be prepared as follows:

– For individual papers: up to 250 words

– For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 250 words for each session participant

– For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) and up to 150 words for each panel participant

– For recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings: 250 word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings / scores / other details of works to be included in the event


Further information for applicants:

– Only one proposal of each type is permitted per applicant

– Proposals should not substantially duplicate presentations being given at conferences or other events proximate in time or place to ICMSN 2011 / LancMAC

– All proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word attachment to


Programme Committee: Dr Paul Archbold, Dr Arved Ashby, Prof. Rachel Cowgill, Prof. William Drabkin, Dr Nicholas Gebhardt, Prof. Adam Krims, Dr Alan Marsden, Prof. Deborah Mawer, Prof. Peter Nelson, Dr Nicholas Reyland, Prof. Michael Spitzer, Dr Edward Venn (Chair), Dr Charles Wilson




Successful applicants will be informed by 17 January 2011

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