SONG STUDIES 2020 – Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to Songs and Practices of Singing (1200-today)

Ghent University, 1-3 July 2020

Deadline call for papers: 20 December 2019

Keynote speaker: Monique Scheer (Tübingen University)

The singing voice is a medium of expression that is found in all times and cultures. People have always been singing, not only to perform entertainingly, but also to express emotions or to embody identities. This has for example made collective singing (and listening) practices a primary way for people to articulate and embody the identities that are fundamental to the existence of social groups. The bodily and sensory experience of moving and sounding together in synchrony, enables individuals to experience feelings of togetherness with others.

Song is the versatile medium facilitating such processes. Songs can evoke and channel emotions, employing them for specific (or less specific) means. As a multimodal genre, song enables not only the articulation and embodiment of ideas; as an inherently oral and intangible medium, songs can move through space and time, transgressing any material form. Therefore, songs have proven an ideal tool for the distribution of news, contentious ideas, or mobilising messages.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines investigating song (for example musicology, literary studies, history, sociology, performance studies, cognition studies, anthropology, etc.). The focus will be on the definition of possible approaches to the study of this medium (both in its material and performed existence), its performances (in any form) and reception (in any context). Research examples may cover songs written and sung in any culture and language, and any (historical) period. Common ground will be found through concepts, approaches and methodologies, encouraging an interdisciplinary and transhistorical dialogue, breaking ground for a new research field: song studies.

Possible research areas and questions to be explored are:

  • how to study the multimodality of the genre, acknowledging both textual and musical characteristics, and its performative nature;
  • the sensory/bodily and emotional/affective experience of listening and singing;
  • cognitive and/or affective processes of singing (and collective singing practices);
  • how to study the performative aspects of songs in historical contexts;
  • the ‘power’/agency of song;
  • the role of song and singing in social processes and historical developments; etc. We invite proposals for 20-minute individual papers (max. 300 words) or alternative formats (pre- submission inquiry is encouraged). As the aim of this conference is to facilitate dialogue, there will be ample time for discussion and exchange. Please send your proposal, including your name, academic affiliation and a short biographical note, no later than 20 December 2019 to renee.vulto@ugent.be. For more information and registration, see www.songstudies.ugent.be.

Music and the Moving Image Conference 2020

Deadline for Submission: December 15th, 2019.

Conference at NYU Steinhardt: Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st, 2020.

The annual Music and the Moving Image Conference encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their knowledge to solve problems or come up with a new perspective regarding music and moving images. 

The Keynote Speaker is Blake Neely (Composer for the DC Universe: The Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC Legends of Tomorrow. IMDB)

Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words or fewer) should be submitted by no later than December 15, 2019. You can submit via Jotform by clicking this link HERE. 

The program committee includes Daniel Goldmark — Case Western Reserve University (Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon; California, 2005, Korngold and His World; Princeton, 2019), Jessica Shine — Cork Institute of Technology (‘Compilation Score and Transdiegetic Music: How Music Helps Give Voice to the Voiceless’; McFarland, 2018, “One Minute of Everything at Once”: How Music Shapes the World of BBC’s Peaky Blinders (2013)’. Musicology Research, 2017), Kate Galloway — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Soundwalking and the Aurality of Stardew Valley: An Ethnography of Listening to and Interacting with Environmental Game Audio;” Routledge, 2019, “Remixing the Environment: Climate Change, Rhythm Science, and DJ Spooky’s Digging in the Landscapes;” Oxford, 2019.), John Covach — Eastman School of Music (What’s That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and Its History, 5th edition (Norton, 2018); The Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and co-editors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson — orchestral conductor (Rosita at the Venice Film Festival, Composing for the Cinema, Music for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide); and Assoc. Professor, Director & Chair, Ron Sadoff — New York University (The Moon and the Son / Co-editor of Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound). 

This year’s conference will run for three days, from Friday May 29th – Sunday, May 31st, with sessions until Sunday evening. The conference will run prior to the NYU Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (June 1st – June 13th, 2020).

E-mail mamiconference@nyu.edu for more information.

Sound (of) Space Symposium

Please join us at the Sound (of) Space Symposium at UCL Here East, London on 11th December 2019

The Sound (of) Space Symposium will present a range of discussions around the challenges, creative opportunities and technical considerations when working with extreme and highly particular spatial conditions, across the related disciplines of architecture, engineering, music composition and performance.

The symposium will take place at UCL Here East on the 11th December 2019 and will include talks, presentations, performances and demonstrations from a wide range of academics and industry professionals including Prof. Trevor Cox (Uni.Salford), Adam Foxwell (Arup), Emma-Kate Matthews (UCL) and Freya Waley-Cohen (Royal Academy of Music), plus many more…

Please visit www.soundspacegroup.com to book your free ticket.

International Conference Rethinking The Three Cornered- Hat a century after

International Conference
Rethinking The Three-Cornered Hat After a century after


Where

Palacio de la Madraza, University of Granada, Spain.

When

3rd – 5th July 2019


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

Registration and further details

Please, visit our website:

https://sombrero3picos.wixsite.com/congresosombrero

Conference outline


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

REEM-BASEES 2019 Annual Conference – In memoriam Stuart Campbell

BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music (REEM)

Saturday 12 October 2019

Durham University

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2019 BASEES-REEM annual conference will be held in memoriam Stuart Campbell (1949–2018), a notable scholar of Russian music who held the posts of Lecturer in Music, University Organist, and Director of Chapel Music at the University of Glasgow from 1975 to 2000. His publications included two anthologies of Russian music criticism, Russians On Russian Music (Cambridge University Press), and he contributed entries on Russian topics to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and other reference works. A member of the editorial board overseeing the production of a new Complete Works of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Dr Campbell was also a co-founder and conductor of the Glasgow-based choir Russkaya Cappella and a notable advocate of Orthodox liturgical music.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations that explore themes germane to Stuart Campbell’s research interests, including:

  • Music criticism in Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Eastern Orthodox sacred music
  • The Russian and Eastern European musical diaspora
  • Music and film

The official language is English.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (c.200 words) should be sent to reemstudygroup@gmail.com by 31 May 2019. Abstracts will be reviewed and the results announced by mid-June.

REEM has a modest amount of money available to assist speakers, especially postgraduates and those without access to other funds, with the costs of attending. If you would like to be considered for such funding, which is likely to cover only a portion of your travel and/or accommodation expenses, please indicate this in your proposal.

Convenors: Anastasia Belina, Philip Bullock, Katerina Levidou, Ivana Medić, Danijela Š. Beard, and Patrick Zuk.
Enquiries should be sent to reemstudygroup@gmail.com

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: sciencespring@yandex.ru

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.

sciencespring@yandex.ru

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sciencespring

https://vk.com/sciencespring

https://www.instagram.com/sciencespring

APPLICATION FORM

Applications are accepted till February 15, 2019 at sciencespring@yandex.ru

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

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTICIPANT:
Full name 
 Contact details
e-mail 
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 
e-mail 
  • PARTICIPATION INFORMATION:
Participation form (please underline)conference (report)panel discussion
Special technical requirements: besides a laptop and a projector (indicate if required) 
Subject of the paper: 

Abstract:

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

14th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference

Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM), Rimini (Italy) Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “G. Lettimi”, Via Cairoli 44 (28 September – 1 October, 2017)

The 14th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference, organized by the Italian research association Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM), in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Lettimi, the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, and the Municipality of Rimini, will be held in Rimini from Thursday, 28 September, to Sunday, 1 October 2017. The Conference Committee hereby invites those interested to submit proposals related to music theory and analysis of repertoires, practices and musical experiences of any genre, period or geographic area.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission guidelines

Proposals should be submitted in one of the following categories:

  •      Individual or co-authored papers;
  •      Panel sessions (containing from three to four papers);
  •      Lecture-recitals.

Each proposal, written in Italian or English, must include an abstract of no more than 500 words, clearly expressing research goals, applied methodology, and interest as regards the current state of knowledge. Session-panel proposals, submitted by a convenor, should provide a detailed multi-viewpoint discussion on a theoretical and/or analytical subject and must also include, in addition to a session summary of no more than 500 words, a separate abstract of no more than 350 words for each paper. Lecture-recital proposals should summarize the analysis of the work/s to be performed, with a particular emphasis on the relation between analysis and performance, also through possible analytical annotations on the attached score/s.

Each proposal must also include:

  •      full name, institutional affiliation (if any), email address and a short curriculum vitae/biographical essay (max 200 words) of the author(s); this information is also required for both the convenor and each participant in a panel session and in a lecture-recital;
  •      selected bibliography (no more than five titles); bibliography is also required for each paper of a panel session;
  •      supplementary materials, if any, such as musical examples, figures, and diagrams (maximum two pages);
  •      copy of score/s to be performed with possible analytical annotations (only for lecture-recital proposals);
  •      list of required equipment.

The official languages of the conference are Italian and English. Each paper will be given a time slot of 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Lecture-recitals will be given a time slot of 35 minutes (including the performance), followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

 

Deadline for proposal submission and notification of the outcome

All proposals must be sent by email as an attachment (in PDF format) to presidente@gatm.it or segreteria@gatm.it. Submissions will be open until July 9, 2017.  Proposals sent after this deadline, or not complying with the submission guidelines above, will be rejected. Authors of proposals will be informed of the outcome of their submission by email by July 30, 2017.

 

Participation, final program, and publication of abstracts

Authors may submit more than one proposal, but only one will be chosen within the same category. Double participation is allowed, but only in sessions of different categories. The conference programme will be sent to all participants by August 28, 2017, and will be available on the GATM and Analitica online websites. All the accepted abstracts will be published on the Analitica online website and included in the conference Abstract Book. The Conference Committee reserves the right to ask the proponents to make changes to the abstract prior to its publication. After the conference, the Scientific Committees of the Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale and Analitica online will be notified by the Conference Committee as to the most interesting papers.

 

Conference fees

Participation in the conference requires a subscription to the semi-annual journal Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale. The subscription fee amounts to € 30 (students: € 25). Subscription page: http://www.gatm.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=125&lang=en

 

Contacts

For any further inquiries, please send an email to presidente@gatm.it or segreteria@gatm.it.

Web sites: http://www.gatm.it ;  http://www.gatm.it/pdf/Rimini2017/italiano.pdf  ; http://www.gatm.it/pdf/Rimini2017/english.pdf

http://www.gatm.it/analiticaojs/index.php/analitica/announcement/view/35

 

Conference Scientific Committee

Mario Baroni, Alessandro Bratus, Domenico Colaci, Rossana Dalmonte, Catello Gallotti, Ignazio Macchiarella, Alessandro Maffei, Enrico Meyer, Susanna Pasticci, Egidio Pozzi.

 

 

 

Principles of Music Composing: ratio versus intuitio

17th International Music Theory Conference

November 8th – 10th 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania

The aim of the annual conference ‘Principles of Music Composing’ is to foster theoretical thought that is essential for compositional practice and education of composers. Sixteen conferences of this series have already been held in Vilnius. The 17th conference draws attention to the phenomena of rationality and intuition, which are considered to be contrasting yet complementary poles in the compositional process. Intuition often alters the realization of rational scheme, model or archetype chosen by the composer. Meanwhile rational revision may improve intuitive improvisation, sonorous vision, or the artistic idea.

The topic of the conference could be divided into suggested subtopics:

  1. Rational processes of composition and aural intuition (theoretical insights, definition, conceptions, typology)
  2. Musical work as the result of rational and intuitive creative activity (theoretical, historical and aesthetical aspects)
  3. Adaptation of interdisciplinary ideas in the compositional practice based on rational and intuitive origin
  4. Rational and intuitive qualities in new musical resources and techniques (sonorism, microchromatics, extended techniques, aleatory, electronics, etc.)
  5. ‘Rational’ and ‘Intuitive’ composers: features of their works and the creative process
  6. Phenomena of rationality and intuition in the contemporary compositional practice
  7. Lithuanian composers: between rationality and intuition

Paper proposals (abstract and a short biography) should be sent by email pmc@lmta.lt . The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of full presentation is limited to 20–25 minutes.

 The main language of the conference is English.

The deadline for proposal submissions is August 20th 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the scholarly committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in the beginning of September 2017.

The participation fee is 20 Euros.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in the annual peer reviewed scientific journal ‘Principles of Music Composing’.

pmc.lmta.lt 

Creating music across cultures in the 21st century

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Creating music across cultures in the 21st century

Istanbul Technical University, 25-27 May 2017

In the context of one of the world’s most organic melting pots, Istanbul, The Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, Istanbul Technical University, will host an international conference, in partnership with the European Research Council funded project “Beyond East and West,” May 25-27, 2017.

No music is an island.  Since time immemorial, cultures have traded and mixed musics across their domains, yet only in the 21st century have people around the world gained instant and virtually free access to musics beyond those of their neighbors.  The history of these mixings has been marked by a plethora of descriptors, some benign and others acerbic.  Depending on one’s perspective, the “other” musics span the gamut of primitive (“first”), Oriental, classical, art, learned, popular, etc.  Their mixtures have been termed synthetic, syncretic, trans-traditional, trans-cultural, intercultural, cross-cultural, borrowed, or globalized.  The oral and the literate have been contrasted, while the exotic has been vilified.  Quests for musical beauty and knowledge have been shaped by political, economic and social, hegemonic forces.  We are now at a point where, for the first time in history, the playing field has reached a new level of equity, with widespread access to a majority of the world’s traditions, on a scale radically different from a mere generation ago.

We invite proposals for papers (20-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion) on any topic related to the mixing of musics from different musical traditions.  In addition to mixtures of maqam, raga, and other art traditions, we encourage proposals concerning the incorporation of “folk,” “traditional,” and “low-technology” musics in our 21st-century milieu. Our conference will be Interdisciplinary, and we welcome proposals from composers, performers, improvisers, musicologists, critical theorists, music philosophers, ethnomusicologists, and—especially—etcetera.  While springing from a notated art music tradition, we welcome other perspectives, oral traditions, and boundary stretchers.

Deadline: Please send a 250-word abstract to Robert Reigle, rreigle@gmail.com, with subject heading “Creating Music across Cultures-Abstract,” by 6 March 2017.  We will announce acceptances by 20 March.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Münir Nurettin Beken, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles.

Programme committee: Prof. Amanda Bayley, Prof. Şehvar Beşiroğlu, Prof. Sandeep Bhagwati, Dr. Michael Ellison, Dr. E. Şirin Özgün, Dr. Robert F. Reigle.

Website: http://www.miam.itu.edu.tr/cmac2017/index.html

Conference Fee: Full conference, 3 days: €60 / 200-Turkish Lira; 2 days: €40 / 140-TL; 1 day: €20 / 70-TL.

(€ international/TL local rates).  Free for students, both international and local.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant no. 648810), and MIAM Centre for Advanced Studies in Music.

International conference for PhD students

International conference for PhD students

 “Musicology (in)action: Past musics, present practices, future prospects”

 Thessaloniki, 9 – 11 February 2018

 The Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Music Science and Art of the University of Macedonia will host, under the auspices of the Hellenic Musicological Society, an international conference for PhD students entitled “Musicology (in)action: Past musics, present practices, future prospects” in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 9 to 11 of February 2018.

 

Call for papers

In recent years, musicology has tested its boundaries, objects of study, and, indeed, prospected future through the constant questioning of its subfields, themes, and methodological underpinnings. At the same time, this interrogative process has also been one of constant development of new, often interdisciplinary methodological approaches, frequently extending their grasp on new or hitherto neglected musical repertoires. It is this ambiguous state of conditions that the novice in the field of musicological research faces in her/his everyday effort to situate her/his own research within a constantly changing disciplinary environment. This conference aims to bring together fresh ideas of new researchers in an attempt to help them secure their position with respect to the ongoing discourse of musicology’s saga and with an eye to the future prospects of the field.

 

We welcome proposals of PhD students for 20-minute paper presentations or 40- to 80-minute panel presentations (of up to four participants), addressing a variety of old and new(er) research topics from the broad field of musicology (e.g. historical and cultural musicology, music theory and analysis, ethnomusicology and musical anthropology, music psychology, computational musicology, music philosophy and aesthetics). Proposals on topics that cross the strict intra- or inter-disciplinary boundaries of musicology are also welcomed.

Proposals and inquiries should be submitted to the following email address:

conf.phd.2018@gmail.com

 

Proposals for paper presentations should include:

– name of participant(s) and institutional affiliation(s)

– abstract (up to 300 words)

– brief CV (up to 100 words)

 

Proposals for panel presentations should include:

– name of participants and institutional affiliations

– general abstract of proposed panel presentation (up to 300 words)

– individual abstract of each participant’s presentation (up to 300 words)

– brief CV of each participant (up to 100 words)

 

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: 30 May 2017

NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL: No later than 15 July 2017

PARTICIPATION FEE: PhD students: 50 euros, undergraduate and master’s students: 30 euros

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English

For more information on the reviewing committee, the venue of the conference, etc. please visit the conference’s website (which is under construction):

http://conferences.lib.auth.gr/ICMDR/index/index

 

ACADEMIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

Chardas Konstantinos

Nika-Sampson Evanthia

Pastiadis Konstantinos

Vouvaris Petros

 

COORDINTAING COMMITTEE

Kalaitzidou Stamatia

Spanoudakis Dimosthenis

Toumanidou Katerina

Trouka Dimitra

Zlatkou Vasiliki

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Apostolou Andreas Foivos

Authentopoulou Despoina

Banteka Dimitra

Diminakis Nikos

Karamanidis Charalampos

Nikolaidis Nikos

Ntousiopoulou Antigoni

Ntovas Christos

Pouris Christos

Roumpi Antonia

Savvidou Charoula

Scarlatou Chrysa

Seglias Zisis

Sidiropoulou Christina

Sotiriadis Theophilos

Tasoudis Dimitris