2nd International Students’ Scientific Conference: The Sound Ambiguity

Dear colleagues,

the Research Association of Composition and Music Theory Students at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław is honored to invite you to

 2nd International Students’ Scientific Conference

The Sound Ambiguity

which will take place on April 23rd – 24th, 2015 at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław under the honorary patronage of the Rector, prof. dr hab. Krystian Kiełb.

The previous edition of the Conference aroused interest of many young researchers from Poland and other countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium and Bulgaria. The Sound Ambiguity remains the theme of the forthcoming meeting.

Sound can be found almost everywhere. It has been interpreted in various ways in the literature on the subject. Regardless of researchers’ methodological attitudes, everyone writing on the matter agrees with the fact that it is a phenomenon that raises a lot of questions: what can be described as sound? What makes up its essence? Can it express anything? Is it possible to record it or write it down? How does sound affect humans? The aim of this year’s conference is to take up the discussion about the ambiguity of sound in the field of music, as well as in a wider context: in language, culture, technology and other disciplines.

The Conference is aimed at music theory and musicology students, as well as students from other scientific disciplines. The participation in the Conference is free of charge. The organisers are prepared to offer participants assistance in finding and booking affordable accommodation near the Academy of Music in Wrocław. The organisers do not cover the costs of transportation or accommodation.

Individuals interested in taking part in the Conference are asked to submit an application form (available at ambiguity.amuz.wroc.pl) by no later than February 10th, 2015. Please send the applications to kolo1@amuz.wroc.pl.

Participants must be aware that the presentation is not to exceed 20 minutes. The paper may be delivered either in English or in Polish. The organisers reserve the right to accept only a selection of the submitted papers. A submission is considered tantamount to permission for the publication of its abstract at ambiguity.amuz.wroc.pl, in the event that the submission is accepted.

Accompanying events are also planned to enhance the Conference – a concert of contemporary music, an exhibition of fine arts and special events relating to the soundscape of Wrocław.

We hope the subject of this Conference will be inspiring to students of music theory, musicology, and to students of other scientific disciplines. We believe that our initiative will help promote the integration of artistic and scientific students’ communities.

 

The Research Association of Composition and Music Theory Students

The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland

 

 

Ludo 2015

Utrecht

9–10 April 2015, University of Utrecht

Learning from Video Game Music

Call for Papers PDF

The Ludomusicology research group will be hosting a two day conference on video game audio to take place on the 9th and 10th of April, 2015 at Utrecht University. We are seeking proposals for papers on the topic of video game music and sound. Papers may contain interdisciplinary import of any type. Paper proposals are welcome from both academics and those working in the video game industry.

While we welcome all proposals, we are particularly interested in papers that support the education theme in terms of how we learn with, learn from, and learn about, video game music. Possible paper topics on this theme include:

  • Instrumental teaching through video games
  • Pedagogics of ludomusicology
  • Composition in video games
  • Music, sound design and video games in higher education
  • Game audio outside games
  • Trans-media interactions
  • Lessons for musicology from game music

A keynote address will be given by Karen Collins, author of Playing with Sound (2013), Game Sound (2008), and From Pac Man to Pop Music (2008). Other speakers are to be confirmed shortly.

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes allowed for discussion. Shorter papers will also be considered for inclusion. Proposals should be no more than 250 words in length and sent as an attachment to ludomusicology@gmail.com.

 

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: 31 JANUARY 2015.

Organizers: Michiel Kamp, Tim Summers, Mark Sweeney.

Hosted by University of Utrecht.

Supported by The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON).

www.ludomusicology.org | ludomusicology@gmail.com

Language, Music and Computing

Call for papers
International Workshop on Language, Music, and Computing
20-22 April, 2015
http://www.lmac.hf-guap.ru/ENG/index.html

Organized by:
• Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
• Laboratory of Formal and Computational Linguistics, SUAI
• Saint Petersburg State Conservatoire named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov

Aims of the workshop: to encourage interdisciplinary communication and collaboration of linguists, musicians and IT-specialists in the sphere of some actual problems, among which are the following:
1. Language and music acquisition; influence of music skills on language acquisition and language processing; influence of linguistic skills on music acquisition; relationship between music and language training.
2. Linguistic and music knowledge, their structure and functioning; explicit and implicit knowledge of music and language; similarities and differences in understanding of music and language.
3. Automatic classification of linguistic and music knowledge; formal models of linguistic and music knowledge; musical information retrieval vs. linguistic information retrieval.

Proceedings:
A Special Issue of Proceedings of Scientific Meetings at SUAI will be published after the workshop (included into Russian Science Citation Index).

Keynote speakers:
David Pesetsky, MIT
Andrej A. Kibrik, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Science; Moscow State University
Martin Rohrmeier, Technische Universität, Dresden
John Frederick Bailyn, SUNY at Stony Brook
Tatyana Bershadskaya, Saint Petersburg State Conservatory

Programming Committee:
1. Olga Mitrenina, Saint Petersburg State University
2. Sergey Krylov, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow
3. John Frederick Bailyn, SUNY at Stony Brook
4. Polina Eismont, Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
5. Natalia Degtyareva, Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
6. Anton Tanonov, Saint Petersburg State Conservatory
7. Nadezhda Solovyeva, Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
8. Natalia Konstantinova, University of Wolverhampton
9. Maria Eskevich, Dublin City University. Ireland

Languages of the conference:
Russian & English (some sessions will be simultaneously translated)

Submission process:
Abstracts from different fields are warmly invited. Presentations will last 20 minutes, followed by a ten minute discussion.
Abstracts should be submitted before January 10, 2015. Notification of acceptance follows on February 15, 2015. Abstracts should be 250-300 words long (without any subheadings) and clearly present a research question/aim, critical review of the literature, methodology, results and conclusions. Abstracts should be submitted as a pdf. If you wish to include any specific symbols (such as phonetic transcription), please submit your paper both in DOC and PDF format. We have the intention to select papers for a peer-reviewed special issue. Please send each abstract both in anonymized and unanonymized forms (with author(s) and affiliation) to the following address: al@hf-guap.ru.

Social program:
 A guided tour of St.Petersburg
 Concert of classical music
 Conference dinner

Venue:
 Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace instrumentation
 Saint Petersburg State Conservatory

Registration fee (includes program, coffee-breaks, post-conference publication, visa support (if needed)):
Early-bird fee (before March 15, 2015) – 2000 rubles, or 45 euros; students – 1000 rubles, or 20 euros;
regular fee (after March 15, 2015) – 2500 rubles, or 55 euros; students – 1500 rubles, or 35 euros.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: January 10, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2015
Registration starts: February 16, 2015
Early-bird registration ends: March 15, 2015
Workshop: April 20-22, 2015

Keele Music Analysis Conference 2015

Registration for the Music Analysis Conference at Keele University (KeeleMAC, 8-10 July, 2015) is now open. To register, please go to the conference website. You can also download there a copy of the conference programme – which truly looks exciting.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird booking rate, which lasts until the end of April.

If you have a query please write to the conference convener, Dr Nicolas Reyland: n.w.reyland@keele.ac.uk.

We look forwards to welcoming you to Keele in July!

Best wishes,

Nick Reyland

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Dr Nicholas Reyland

Senior Lecturer

Music & Film Studies

Keele University

 

n.w.reyland@keele.ac.uk

www.keele.ac.uk/music/people/nicholasreyland

T: +44 (0)1782 733297

Music, The Clock House, Keele University, ST5 5BG, UK

The Keele Music Analysis Conference (Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July 2015, Keele University, UK) welcomes proposals for papers on any aspect of theory, analysis and criticism relating to music and musical practices of any genre, style or period.

Proposals in the following categories will be considered:

– Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)
– Paper sessions (three or four papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes per paper for discussion)
– Roundtable discussions (up to 6 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion, total running time of 90 or 120 minutes)
– Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings (maximum duration 90 minutes)

Keynote speakers at KeeleMAC:

Professor Amanda Bayley (Bath Spa)
Professor James Hepokoski (Yale)
Professor David Neumeyer (Texas)

The conference will include a plenary roundtable ‘Women and Analysis’ with speakers including Professor Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts), Dr Laurel Parsons (Victoria, Chair of the Society for Music Theory Committee on the Status of Women) and Professor Amanda Bayley.

The Editorial Board of Music Analysis will be pleased to discuss publication opportunities with speakers and delegates at the conference.

Proposal Instructions / Guidelines

Abstracts and proposals should be prepared as follows:

– For individual papers: up to 250 words
– For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 200 words for each session participant
– For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) and up to 150 words for each panel participant
– For recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings: 250 word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings / scores / other details of works to be included in the event (contact organiser to discuss)

Further information for applicants:

– Only one proposal of each type is permitted per applicant
– Proposals should not substantially duplicate presentations being given at conferences or other events proximate in time or place to KeeleMAC
– All proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word or pdf attachment to keelemac2015@keele.ac.uk.
– Proposals need not be anonymised

Programme Committee:
Professor William Drabkin, Professor Julian Horton, Dr Anne Hyland, Professor Barbara Kelly, Dr Nicholas Reyland (Chair), Dr Kenneth Smith, Dr Edward Venn, Dr Alastair Williams

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: 5 JANUARY 2015

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their proposal(s) by 9 February 2015

Analysis, Cognition and Ethnomusicology Conference

Analysis, Cognition and Ethnomusicology Conference: BFE and AAWM 2014

  

Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE 2014)

AND

Third International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2014)

 

ANALYSIS, COGNITION AND ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

July 1–4, 2014

Hosted by: Department of Music, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and Institute of Musical Research (IMR), School of Advanced Studies, University of London, in association with the Centre for Music and Science (University of Cambridge) and the Society for Music Analysis.

List of speakers and titles

 

Registration

To register please go to: http://store.london.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=34&prodid=643

Further information:

http://www.bfe.org.uk/conf/analysis-cognition-and-ethnomusicology-bfe-and-aawm-2014

http://aawmconference.com/

 

 

 

 

International Students’ Scientific Conference: The Sound Ambiguity

Dear colleagues,

the Research Association of Composition and Music Theory Students at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław is honored to invite you to

International Students’ Scientific Conference

The Sound Ambiguity

The event will take place on April 24th – 25th, 2014 at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław under the honorary patronage of the Rector, prof. Krystian Kiełb.

Sound can be found almost everywhere. It has been interpreted in various ways in the literature on the subject. Regardless of researchers’ methodological attitudes, everyone writing on the matter agrees with the fact that it is a phenomenon that raises a lot of questions: what can be described as sound? What makes up its essence? Can it express anything? Is it possible to record it or write it down? How does sound affect humans? The aim of this year’s conference is to take up the discussion about the ambiguity of sound in the field of music, as well as in a wider context: in language, culture, technology and other disciplines.

The conference is aimed at music theory and musicology students, as well as students from other scientific disciplines. The participation in the Conference is free of charge. The organisers are prepared to offer participants assistance in finding and booking affordable accommodation near the Academy of Music in Wrocław. The organisers do not cover the costs of transportation or accommodation.

Individuals interested in taking part in the Conference are asked to submit an application form (available here) by no later than  January 31st, 2014. Please send the applications to kolo1@amuz.wroc.pl.

Participants must be aware that the presentation is not to exceed 20 minutes. The paper may be delivered either in English or in Polish. The organisers reserve the right to accept only a selection of the submitted papers. A submission is considered tantamount to permission for the publication of its abstract at ambiguity.amuz.wroc.pl, in the event that the submission is accepted.

We hope the subject of this Conference will be inspiring to students of music theory, musicology, and to students of other scientific disciplines. We believe that our initiative will help promote the integration of artistic and scientific students’ communities. Accompanying events are also planned to enhance the Conference – a composers concert, an exhibition of fine arts and a tour around Wrocław.

For further information visit our website: ambiguity.amuz.wroc.pl

Sincerely,

Tutor of the Research Association of Composition and Music Theory Students

mgr Katarzyna Dziewiątkowska-Mleczko

Head of the Chair of Music Theory and History of Silesian Music Culture

prof. nadzw. dr hab. Anna Granat-Janki

VIIIth European Music Analysis Conference

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the EuroMAC Scientific Committee and the 7 organizing societies for music theory and analysis, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the forthcoming EuroMAC-conference in Leuven (Wednesday 17th September – Saturday 20th September). The conference will include 2 keynote speakers, 6 guest speakers and 40 sessions on a wide variety of music-theory and analysis topics. The preliminary program can be found at http://www.euromac2014.eu.

If you’re interested in attending then please register via http://www.euromac2014.eu/registration. Early registrants (before June 30) enjoy a 25% discount. Also note that the Leuven hotels are fully occupied in this period of the academic year. Please book your room as soon as possible.

Pieter Bergé (VvM)
Alessandro Cervino (SBAM)
Ildar Khannanov (OMT)
Nicolas Meeùs (SFAM)
Egidio Pozzi (Lello Gallotti)(GATM)
Gesine Schröder (GMTH)
Kenneth Smith (SMA)

Prof. dr. Pieter Bergé
President EuroMAC-VIII
Musicology – University of Leuven
Blijde Inkomststraat 21
PB 3313  –   B-3000 Leuven
http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/musicology/


[original CFP follows]

 

VIIIth EUROPEAN MUSIC ANALYSIS CONFERENCE
September 17 – 21, 2014
Leuven, Belgium
www.euromac2014.eu
Following previous meetings in Colmar (France), Trento (Italy), Montpellier (France), Rotterdam (Holland), Bristol (UK), Freiburg (Germany) and Rome (Italy), the 8th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC–8) will be organized in Belgium by the Dutch-Flemish Society for Music Theory (VvM), in association with the Musicology Department of the University of Leuven, and with the collaboration of GATM (Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale), SFAM (Société Française d’Analyse Musicale), SBAM (Société Belge d’Analyse Musicale), SMA (Society for Music Analysis), GMTH (Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie), and the Russian Society for Music Theory (OTM).

EuroMAC-8 encourages submissions in the following formats:

– CALL FOR SESSIONS
– CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PROPOSALS
– CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS
– CALL FOR BOOK PRESENTATIONS

CALL FOR SESSIONS

Around 50% of the EuroMAC-8 programme will consist of pre-organized sessions. The organization committee thus warmly invites session-proposals that fulfill the following conditions:

1. Session topics should be defined as precisely as possible; the different contributions within the session must be closely related to one another.
2. Sessions should be conceived as mini-conferences in themselves. Preferably, they should fill an entire day. Half-day sessions are also possible.
3. Sessions should aim to present both experienced scholars and young researchers within the chosen domain.
4. Sessions should gather speakers from different countries.
5. Sessions should relate to recent developments in the chosen domain of research.
6. Proposals should clearly set out how the time will be organized. Session convenors are free to organize the available time in whatever way they see fit. All formats (or combinations thereof) are allowed: lecture, seminar, workshop, lecture-recital, panels, etc.
7. Sessions can be multilingual.
8. Session proposers take responsibility for the session; they should act as its chair (or guarantee one); session convenors will be exempted from paying the conference fee.

• Session proposals should include the following information:
o A general outline of the session as a whole (max. 500 words)
o A synopsis of all contributions in the session (max. 300 words per contribution)
o A short biography of each of the contributors (max. 100 words per contributor)
• Session organizers who wish to invite applications for participation in their session can do so by opening a group on the discussion list of the EuroMAC2014 website: http://www.euromac2014.eu
• All session proposals (except those that exceed the above mentioned word-limitations) will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee
• Proposals can be written in English, French, German or Italian. Non-English proposals must include an English translation.
• Persons involved in a session proposal may also submit an anonymous individual proposal.

In order to optimize a session’s chance of acceptance, session organizers are kindly invited (and strongly advised) to contact the conference organization committee before submitting a proposal: Pieter.berge@arts.kuleuven.be
Deadline for consultation: November 15, 2013
Deadline for submission: January 15, 2014
GO TO SUBMISSION FORM: http://www.euromac2014.eu/abstract-submission
CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PROPOSALS

Individual proposals can be submitted on all topics of music theory and/or analysis. Depending on the final selection, these proposals will be arranged in possibly coherent sessions. If you prefer to guarantee the coherence of your session yourself, please go to CALL FOR SESSIONS: http://www.euromac2014.eu/call-for-papers/english

• Proposals should clearly state
o The central claim of the presentation
o The current context and importance of the proposed topic
o The applied methodology/ies
• Presentations will be assigned time slots of 30’. Papers should be 20-25 minutes long, leaving 5-10 minutes for discussion.
• Proposals can be written in English, French, German or Italian. Non-English proposals must include an English translation.
• Proposals should not exceed 300 words. Proposals longer than 300 words will not be considered by the Scientific Committee.
• Proposals should consist solely of text, and should not include music examples, attachments, figures, etc.

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2014

GO TO SUBMISSION FORM: http://www.euromac2014.eu/abstract-submission
CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS

The conference provides facilities for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed during the whole conference. Depending on the number of submissions accepted, one or more poster-presentation sessions is envisaged (“guided tours”). Please bear in mind that:

• Posters must present research programmes and results. Commercial posters will not be accepted.
• Posters should meet the highest academic standards with respect to both content and form.
• Posters can be presented in any European language; for non-English posters, however, an abstract in English is strongly recommended.
• The standard poster-size is 60 x 100 cm. Substantial deviations from this model should be discussed with the organization committee.
• The presentation of the poster in the guided-tour format should not exceed 5’.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2014

GO TO SUBMISSION FORM: http://www.euromac2014.eu/abstract-submission

 

CALL FOR BOOK PRESENTATIONS

The conference provides facilities for authors and editors to present recent book publications (i.e. books published between September 2011 and September 2014). Book presentations should aim to contextualize the publication and to summarize its main research ambitions and results. Authors and editors may also invite third-parties to present the publication. Readers may also submit a proposal on their own initiative.
The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Informal consultations are possible until December 15, 2013 (Pieter.berge@arts.kuleuven.be )

Annual Meeting, Society for Christian Scholarship in Music

CALL FOR PAPERS

Society for Christian Scholarship in Music

Annual Meeting

February 20-22, 2014

Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music seeks proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, which will take place at Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL), February 20-22, 2014.

Individual papers, panels, and lecture recitals on any topic pertaining to music and Christian scholarship are welcome. Individual papers are 25 minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.

SCSM encourages submissions from current graduate students. A $250 prize will be awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2014 meeting.

The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (formerly the Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship) is an association of scholars interested in exploring the intersections of Christian faith and musical scholarship. We are an ecumenical association, reflecting the world-wide diversity of Christian traditions, and seeking to learn from scholars outside those traditions. As scholars of Christian convictions, we are dedicated to excellence in all our work as musicologists, theorists, and ethnomusicologists. Conference registration is open to all interested persons: undergraduate and graduate students, as well as independent and affiliated scholars. For more information about SCSM and about previous conferences, see www.fmcs.us.

Please send a 250-word abstract for individual papers and lecture recitals, and a 500-word abstract for panels, including all names, affiliation, and contact information. Send submissions or any questions to scsm.trinity.2014@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2013.

Perspectives on the Reception of the work of Roberto Gerhard


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
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

 

6th Annual Society for Musicology in Ireland Postgraduate Students’ Conference

The Sixth Annual SMI Postgraduate Students’ Conference will be hosted by the School of Music, University College Dublin, Friday 25 – Saturday 26 January 2013.

The conference committee invites proposals from potential contributors in all areas of musicological study for individual papers and lecture recitals. Each individual paper should be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes’ discussion.

Proposals for individual papers/lecture recitals should be submitted in the form of an abstract of c. 250 words.

In addition, all proposals should include:

  • Full title of each paper
  • The full name, contact details and institutional affiliation of each participant
  • Short curriculum vitae for all proposed speakers (maximum 150 words per speaker)
  • A full list of audiovisual and other requirements (data projector, CD/DVD player, VHS player, OHP, piano, etc.)

The deadline for receipt of proposals/abstracts is Monday 3 December 2012

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments (.doc or .docx or .pdf) to smipostgrad2013@gmail.com

Please consult the SMI homepage for updates: http://www.musicologyireland.com/index.php/conferences/post-grad-conference