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Decolonising Music Studies: A Roundtable

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The Auralities network at the Centre for Research on the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group, is pleased to present: Decolonising Music Studies: A RoundtableWednesday, 2 June 20212:30 pm BST Alexander Douglas (Cambridge); guest convenorDiljeet Kaur Bhachu (Royal Northern College of Music)Shzr Ee...

MPSG pandemic plans

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With regret and after careful consideration, the RMA MPSG committee has made the decision to cancel our biennial conference MPSG2021. We had hoped that progress with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic would have permitted us to hold the conference in person in July 2021, but continuing uncertainty surrounding international travel arrangements over the next few months makes this impossible. MPSG 2022...

CFP: Words without songs. From language aesthetics to aesthetic theory in Adorno’s musical writings

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Symposium at the University of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) 12–14 November 2020 Organisation: Wolfgang Fuhrmann (Leipzig), Gabriele Geml (Vienna), Han-Gyeol Lie (Graz), Nikolaus Urbanek (Vienna) Call for Papers “Es gibt kein richtiges Leben im falschen.” (There is no right life in the wrong one.) – “Bei vielen Menschen ist es bereits eine Unverschämtheit...

Dialektik (in) der Musik: Philosophische Analysen von Beethoven bis Boulez

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Cancelled due to COVID-19 März 26 – 27, 2020 Venue: Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg | Lehmkuhlenbusch 4 | 27753 Delmenhorst Organizers: Dr. Richard Klein, Musikhochschule Freiburg Programm (download) Dieses Symposion ist »interdisziplinär«. Die in ihm vertretenen Fächer sind Philosophie, Musikwissenschaft und Soziologie. Ihr gemeinsame Thema lautet: »Dialektik (in) der Musik«. Adorno zum Trotz...

CFA: Music and Language Revisited

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Call for articles Journal Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio Vol. 14, N. 1/2020 Special issue on: Music and Language Revisited Edited Chris Stover & Stefano Oliva Deadline: 18.03.2020 The relationship between music and language has been complicated since the advent of post-Enlightenment musical aesthetics. On one hand, as Eduard Hanslick insists in *Vom Musikalisch-Schönen *(1854)...

CONF: Expression, Language, and Music (ELM)

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13-15 May 2020 | Lyceum Center, Hartford, CT ECOM’s (Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning Research Group) new biennial conference *Expression, Language, and Music (ELM)* Conference Conference website (including links to registration): When Darwin turned to apply his evolutionary framework to language (in Ch. 2 of The Descent of Man) he outlined a phylogenetic scenario that...

CFA: Sound Pictures

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The British Society of Aesthetics is delighted to sponsor Sound Pictures, a conference bringing together theorists, researchers, and postgraduates from within philosophy to explore the topic of multi-sensory appreciation of the arts. Papers on either genuinely multi-sensory works or about the contribution by different modalities to the appreciation of single-sensory works are welcomed. Call for...

Review of the Symposium “Was ist Musikphilosophie?”

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Review by Julia Freund (University of Giessen) On 23 and 24 November 2019, the so-called “Probesaal” of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig (HMT) turned into a vibrant hub of musico-philosophical discussions, with 15 talks in plenary sessions, linked by a continuous exchange of thoughts, questions and hypotheses that stretched well into the breaks and evenings. And still, time always...

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