Extended Durations symposium

7-8 September 2013
University of Huddersfield

Extended durations are being increasingly explored by those working in contemporary musics and sound art. Issues relating to memory, perception, space and the temporal expe- rience all inform approaches to concept and realisation. This two-day symposium aims to bring together artists operating in this area, to understand intentions, methods, similarities and differences, as well as to serve as a platform for the presentation of original works.

Papers of any duration from 20’ up to 45’ are invited on the subject of extended durations in music. Issues covered might include:
– Experiential aspects of extended durations
– Performative realisations, experiences of performing this work, and issues in interpretation and technique relating to the nature of extended duration
– Concepts and constructions in extended timescales

Proposals should include a 300-word abstract, name, and any institutional affiliation. Due to the radical nature of the subject area, alternative approaches to the standard presentation of information is welcomed.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for installations or extended performances for pres- entation during the symposium. Please include a description of the proposed work and a short biography. You should be able to provide your own performers and instruments if required.

Send all proposals to Richard Glover at r.glover@hud.ac.uk by Friday 5 April

For more information, visit: www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/cerenem/projects/extendeddurations

Perspectives on the Reception of the work of Roberto Gerhard


Universidad de Alcalá, Salón de Actos, Rectorado de la Universidad de Alcalá,
6th and 7th June 2013

Conference Sponsors: Universidad de Alcalá and University of Huddersfield

The aim of the conference is to shed light on the reception of Gerhard’s work, by critics, audiences and his fellow musicians and composers. How did the reception of both his compositions and writings vary from place to place and time to time and what were the reasons for this? Which works proved most influential and how were specific composers and other individuals changed by his work? The conference may also include papers on other Gerhard-related topics.

Researchers are invited to submit proposals in the form of an abstract, in English, of no more than 250 words (other Gerhard-related topics will also be welcome).

Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina (Coordination)
  • Prof. Michael Russ
  • Prof. Monty Adkins
  • Dr. Carlos Duque
  • Mr. Trevor Walshaw

The language for the conference will be English and papers will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion. Please note: there are no parallel sessions.

The proceedings will be published by the University of Huddersfield.

6th June 2013, 20h: Concert at the Aula de Música by Elena Gragera & Antón Cardó

Deadline for abstract submissions: 2 April 2013. Please submit proposals by email to:

Dr. Carlos Duque: musicalia@musicalia.com and
Prof. Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina: paloma.urbina@uah.es

Further information is available on the Gerhard website: : robertogerhard.com