Bach Network Dialogue Meeting 2019

The ninth Bach Network Dialogue Meeting will be held at the historic house of Madingley Hall, Cambridge, from Monday 8 to Saturday morning 13 July 2019, with the formal programme running from the afternoon of Tuesday 9 to Thursday evening 11 July. By popular request we have again included a day before and after the formal programme, to facilitate networking, research discussions and the practicalities of travel.

The full programme can be accessed here.

The programme will feature sessions on a range of current topics, including the Bach 333 project, Bach and materiality, the Art of Fugue, Bach’s chorale pedagogy, musical authorship, and Bach’s contemporaries, as well as our ever-popular Early Career Forum and Flash Announcement session. Presenters and panellists will include Christine Blanken, Isabella van Elferen, Nicholas Kenyon, Kevin Korsyn, Robin A. Leaver, Michael Marissen, Paul Moseley, Derek K. Remeš, Barbara M. Reul, Stephen Roe, Stephen Rose, Joel Speerstra, Ruth Tatlow, Bettina Varwig, Christoph Wolff and Steven Zohn. In addition, we are delighted to welcome renowned harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani for an evening lecture recital, and director Paul Spicer to lead a choral singing session.

The schedule is designed with generous open discussion time, to give every delegate an opportunity to engage with the subjects. Every registered delegate is invited to speak for five minutes about their current research at the Flash Announcement Session. We encourage doctoral and post-doctoral students to present a short summary of their research topic at the Early Career Forum. There will also be time over meals and in the wonderful gardens to continue discussions informally.

Please register at www.bach2019.eventbrite.com

Contact: Mark Seow, Administrator of Bach Network Dialogue Meeting 2019
seow.bachnetwork@gmail.com

American Bach Society, Biennial Meeting 2014

“Johann Sebastian Bach and His Sons”
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
May 1–4, 2014

The 2014 meeting will be held on the hilltop campus of Kenyon College, situated in the central Ohio countryside one hour northeast of Columbus (transportation to and from the Columbus Airport will be provided by Kenyon College).

The topic of the conference, “Johann Sebastian Bach and His Sons,” was chosen in part because 2014 marks the tercentenary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The program will include a keynote address, papers, and concerts in Brandi Recital Hall, Rosse Concert Hall, and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio and was recently named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes Magazine.

The American Bach Society hereby invites paper proposals. Submissions focusing on the conference topic will be given preference, although every aspect of Bach studies will be considered.

Proposals (250 words) should be sent as an e-mail attachment by October 1, 2013, to the chair of the program committee: Markus Rathey (markus.rathey@yale.edu). The committee’s decisions will be announced by the middle of November 2013.