CFP (conf): RMA Music and/as Process Study Group 3rd Annual Conference

RMA Music and/as Process Study Group
3rd Annual Conference
6th June, Goldsmiths, University of London

This year the Music and/as Process study group extends our focus on practice-led research by hosting a day of practice-led presentations (including compositions and performances) as a mini-festival. The day will take in composition, performance and lecture recitals and include a keynote lecture given by Dr Bryn Harrison (University of Huddersfield) and a keynote performance including Bryn Harrison’s Vessels given by pianist Mark Knoop.

Call for Works and Lecture-Recitals

Proposals for works and lecture recitals of between 10 and 30 minutes are invited from scholars, composers and practitioners in all areas of process in music.

Proposals might include:
• The performance presentation of new or existing compositions
• Performances of works which involve process from any period of music
• Lecture recitals demonstrating musical processes
• Process-based improvisations
• Composer-performer collaborative presentations

Proposals should include all of the details of the proposed work and presentation, including:
• the names of the composer(s)/performer(s)
• the title, length, and instrumentation of the work
• a short description of the format of the presentation
• a full list of any technical requirements (including instruments; NB we are unlikely to be able to accommodate proposals that need a very large amount of equipment or a very long set-up time)
• a description of the role of process in the music, of no more than 200 words

Please send your proposals by email to Lauren Redhead:

Deadline for proposals: 14th March 2015

It the cases of some pieces, depending on instrumentation and technical requirements it may be possible for the study group to help to organise a performance of the work. However, this cannot be guaranteed.

Notification of successful presentations can be expected at the beginning of April.

In your proposal please clearly indicate all of the presenters, including any performers if you do not intend to perform your own work. Unfortunately, the study group is not able to provide any financial assistance to attend the conference, or to support the creation or performance of works at the conference. All presenters and delegates (including performers who wish to attend the conference), will be required to pay the conference registration fee. This has not yet been fixed but is unlikely to exceed £10 for members of the RMA and £15 for others, and will include refreshments.