Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond

organized by

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

14-16 December 2019

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccheriniof Lucca is pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «Music in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from 14 to 16 December 2019.

The conference aims to investigate the role of the Web and how all the tools related to it have changed the way we learn, approach ourselves and experience music. What are the new forms of music production and consumption through the web? And how has the way we learn music changed? Are new genres and creative processes born? How has the Web influenced the music market? And what are the new types of jobs in music making? Can Music professionalism survive the digital wilderness? Finally, the conference intends to investigate the development of increasingly effective tools useful for musicological research, such as, for instance, the dissemination of historical sources and updated archives, as well as online scientific literature and databases.The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas,although other topics are also welcome: 

  • New Forms of Music Production, Consumption and Reception through the Web
  • New Genres and Creative Processes
  • Musical Discoveries and Knowledge through the Web
  • The Web and Music Education
  •  Music and Liquid Modernity 
  • Music and the Digital Divide
  • The Web and the Music Market
  • New Kinds of Jobs in Music
  • The Web and Research in Music
  • Music Criticism and the Web
  • Sources, Libraries and the Web
  • The Web and Music Publishing
  • Impacts of Digital Media on Musical Performance and Programming
  • The Web, Music Copyright and other Legal Issues
  • Visualizing Music: Defining the Online Experience

Programme Committee

  • David Hurwitz (
  • Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Massimiliano Locanto (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
  • Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Pedro Ordoñez Eslava (University of Granada)
  • Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

Keynotes Speakers:

  • Georgina Born (University of Oxford)
  • Christine Hine (University of Surrey)

The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume. 

Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography. 

All proposals should be submitted by email no later than ***Sunday 5 May 2019*** to <>. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.

The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of May 2019, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date. 

For any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Massimiliano Sala

Databases and digital resources: current issues

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Ircam – salle Igor-Stravinsky – 1 place Igor Stravinsky 75004 Paris (France)

This study follows the one organized in June 2010 by the Centre d’Histoire “Espaces et Cultures” at the University of Clermont-Ferrand around databases and digital resources. It will be a step in the evolution of the offers in this area and will review various achievements applied to music, literature, history of performing arts and arts. The application problems in a general context of clustering and data aggregation, the need for interoperability and sustainability of tools will be among the topics discussed by speakers.

Jérémy CRUBLET et Barbara NESTOLA (Centre de musique baroque de Versailles)
Réponses techniques à une problématique scientifique – L’Académie royale de musique (1669-1790) : du livret à la scène

Samuel GOLDSZMIDT et Minh DANG (Ircam)
Brahms, Sidney et Archiprod : des données communes et des bases différentes

Neuma : construire une bibliothèque numérique de données musicales patrimoniales

Lunch break

Philippe BOURDIN, Cyril TRIOLAIRE et Jérémy CRUBLET (Université de Clermont-Ferrand)
Therepsicore : reconstituer et réévaluer la vie théâtrale provinciale sous la Révolution et l’Empire

Alexandre GEFEN (CNRS-Université Paris 4-Sorbonne)
Un texte littéraire est-il une base de données ?

Emmanuelle BERMES (Centre Pompidou)
Le partage des données et leur intégration (OpenData et LinkedData)
L’utilisation du Web sémantique pour créer des liens entre plusieurs bases de données