I CONGRESS OF THE BRAZILIAN MUSICOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ABMUS) IV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF IBERO-AMERICAN MUSIC (SIMIbA)

I CONGRESS OF THE BRAZILIAN MUSICOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (ABMUS) IV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF IBERO-AMERICAN MUSIC (SIMIbA)
School of Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
October 18-21, 2016
Submission deadline: September 1st, 2016 (12 midnight-BRT)
Curt Lange Archives
Brazilian Musicological Association (ABMUS)

International Musicological Society (IMS)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The I ABMUS/IV SIMIbA Organizing Committee invites researchers from all musicological and music related fields to submit papers and presentations that discuss musicological perspectives, epistemological contributions, paradigms and theoretic-conceptual fields, as well as objects and research methodologies related but not restricted to Iberian sources as well as issues regarding new epistemological contributions to the so-called epistemologies from the South.

The event will take place at the Curt Lange Archives, and several visitations to historical archives in the Minas Gerais region will be organized sampling the primary sources offered to Lange in the development of his ‘creole’ colonial Baroque music theory.

We would thus like to address the challenges faced in the construction of musical discourses and narratives emerging from non-hegemonic views, contributing to the construction of renewed historical, sociological and anthropological perspectives from New World cultures, and its process of cultural and identity construction.

We are also very pleased to announce as our guest speakers:
Dinko Fabris
 (President, IMS; Università degli Studi della Basilicata)
Juan Pablo Gonzalez (Coordinator, ARLAC/IMS; Universidad Alberto Hurtado SJ, Chile)
Manuel Pedro Ferreira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

There will also be concerts by the Amazonas Baroque Orchestra and the Ensemble Iberoamericano with Daniela Fugielle.

Submission process: See the web site for complete details. 1 Sep 2016 deadline.

The Brazilian Musicological Association (ABMUS) will also consider papers for publication in volumes 1 and 2/2017 of the Brazilian Musicological Journal, the Association’s official trilingual publication (Portuguese, Spanish and English).

Templates for all submission formats are available at our website: www.abmus-simiba.site88.net — Visit this site for the complete Call for Proposals.

Performing Eighteenth-Century Iberian Music

Barcelona, 14-16 July 2014
Research Group MECRI (University of La Rioja)ESMUC (Barcelona)University of Lleida

Scientific Committee
Màrius Bernadó, Josep Borrás and Miguel Ángel Marín

Advisory Committee
Luca Chiantore, Emilio Moreno and Pablo-L. Rodríguez

Organization
José María Domínguez and Melissa Mercadal

Conference Scope
Since the awakening of musicology as discipline in the late-19th century, research has mainly focused on historical and analytical aspects. Such an approach assumed that musical works could be directly identified with the score written by the composer. Musicologists have only recently realized that the study of music should also involve its sounding dimension. This shift places performance at the very centre of the debate, acknowledging that the act of performing does not just mean to play pitch and time as prescribed by the score. On the contrary, performance is a creative process in which the score is only a sketch, an outline of the musical work. Focusing on 18th-century Iberian repertoire, this conference aims at promoting the consideration of music as performance.

Keynote speaker will be Professor Herman Danuser (Humboldt Universität, Berlin). During the conference, 20-minute concerts with little-known Iberian repertoire of this period will be performed.

Submission of proposals
Proposals are invited for:
– Individual papers (20 minutes)
– Lecture-recitals (20 minutes)
– Round-table sessions (around 3-4 participants), with or without performance (90 minutes)

The scientific committee encourages submissions within the following areas, related to 18th-century Iberian music of any kind, although preference will be given to topics dealing with chamber and instrumental music:

* Recording as a source of performance traditions
* Boundaries of notation and score
* Recuperation of Iberian repertoires from a historically-informed perspective: constructions and ideologies
* Studying historical performance spaces
* Practices and processes: Listening to 18th-century music
* Unwritten and improvised music
* History of performance
* Analysis of performance
* Performance, gesture and body language

The official languages of the conference are English, Spanish and Catalonian.

Every proposal must include:
– name of participant(s) and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
– repertoire to be examined (in case a lively performance will be included)
– abstract (ca. 300 words)
– short CV (ca. 150 words)
– email address
– technical and audiovisual equipment required

Proposals must be submitted by email before 15 January 2014 to the following address: jose-maria.dominguez@unirioja.es
The email must bear the subject line ‘Barcelona 2014 Conference Proposal’
Successful proposals will be notified by the scientific committee before 31 January 2014.

Registration
Registration is needed to attend the conference, before 30 April 2014, including those presenting proposals. Conference charges and instructions will be announced soon. Conference attendance for those not presenting proposal will also be possible. To be updated, please visit regularly the conference web page.