The Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group (MPSG) aims to provide a distinctive, long-term forum for those with an interest in music and philosophy to share and discuss work, in the hope of furthering dialogue in this area.

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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...

Symposium: Was ist Musikphilosophie?

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DirectionProf. Dr. Wolfgang Fuhrmann (University of Leipzig) Prof. Dr. Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) In Cooperation withGesellschaft für Musik und Ästhetik and the Zentrum für Gegenwartsmusik of the HMT 22 – 24 November 2019 Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn BartholdyGroßer Saal/Probensaal | Grassistr...

AMS 2019, MPSG Panel on Mysticism

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Chair, Delia Casadei (University of California, Berkeley)
 Edwin Li (Harvard University), “Mysticism as Philosophical (Non-)Foundation: Reconstructing a Daoist Critique of Confucian Discourse of Music in Early China” Karen Leistra-Jones (Franklin and Marshall College), “Summoning Beethoven: Spiritualism and the Act of Performance” Martin Scherzinger (New York University), “Music’s Xenogenesis...

CFP: Mysticism, AMS 2019

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CFP: MysticismThe AMS Music and Philosophy Study Group will convene a panel at the 2019AMS Annual Meeting on the subject of Mysticism. In a multitude of globalcultures, across vast spans of historical time, music has often beencentral to philosophically and spiritually transformative forms ofmysticism. Among philosophers, some have affectively and politically fearedor critiqued music’s...

CFP: Kunst und Gebrechen, Salzburg University

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Kunstquartier, Bergstraße 12a, 5020 Salzburg Organised byHildegard Fraueneder / Nora Grundtner / Manfred Kern Universität MozarteumProgrammbereich „Kunstpolemik-Polemikkunst“ am Kooperationsschwerpunkt „Wissenschaft & Kunst“ der Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg 16.05.2019 – 18.05.2019 Deadline: 31.01.2019 for abstracts in both English and German Hephaistos, der seines Hinkens wegen den...

Music and Philosophy Panel at the AMS 2018

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A panel on Intoxication at the annual AMS conference organised by the AMS Music and Philosophy Study Group. Find out more about the conference here AMS 2018 Intoxication Andrew Hicks (Cornell University), Chair For many philosophers, music and intoxication are powerfully intertwined. The “music theorists of Dionysus,” Plutarch reports, drink wine and water in accord with the harmony of the lyre;...

54th RMA Annual Conference

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University of Bristol, Department of Music For more information on the conference go here Programme overview without abstracts Thursday, 13th September 2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration (Foyer) 8:30 am – 10:00 am: Refreshments (Theatre Bar & Foyer) 9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Publisher exhibition (Octagon) 9:30 am – 10:00 am: Welcome (Auditorium) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Electroacoustic workshop...

CFP (conf): Music, Writing, Difference

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Music, Writing, Difference – An Interdisciplinary Conference on Adorno’s Theory of Musical Reproduction 3 – 5 April 2019, Vienna Theodor W. Adorno’s posthumously published book Towards a Theory of Musical Reproduction contains numerous thoughts about a theory of musical notation which can be made adaptable to contemporary discourses (e.g. of writing). Taking a fresh look at the fragmentary text...

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