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CFP: Kunst und Gebrechen, Salzburg University


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


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


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


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...

53rd RMA conference


7 – 9 September, 2017 University of Liverpool Twitter hashtag: #RMAConf2017 The Royal Musical Association announces the biggest programme yet for its 53rd Annual Conference, which will be hosted by the University of Liverpool from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 September 2017. The conference is the single event in the UK calendar that seeks to celebrate the entire range of current musical research in...

CFP: Ludomusicology Study Group, AMS Rochester


9–12 November 2017 Rochester, New York (American Musicological Society annual conference) The AMS Ludomusicology Study Group will host a session at AMS Rochester 2017. We invite abstracts (250 words max) for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of ludomusicology. Proposals for complete panels or alternative formats (discussion, debate, demonstration, group activity) are also welcome. We are...

Get involved: UK Live Music Census


Get involved in the UK Live Music Census! This is a call for music lovers – audiences, musicians, venues, and promoters – to get involved in a new research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The first ever UK Live Music Census launched on 9th March with snapshot censuses taking place in cities across the country. We got fantastic coverage of the event...

Event: International Conference: Spectralisms


Faculty of Music, University of Oxford 15–16 March 2017 The first UK conference devoted entirely to the discussion of spectral music will take place in Oxford 15–16 March 2017, organised by the Faculty of Music in association with Ircam, Paris, and supported by the University of Oxford, the OUP John Fell Fund, and the Royal Musical Association. The draft programme and registration are now open at...

Talk: “Music and the Absolute” The Forum for European Philosophy


“Music and the Absolute” 6.30-8pm | Monday 6 February 2017 Shaw Library, London School of Economics This event is free to attend but does require a ticket. Reserve your ticket here: Speakers: Nimrod Borenstein, Composer Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford Clélia Iruzun, Pianist Catherine Audard, Chair, Forum for European Philosophy Fellow;...

CFP: Symposium for Digital Musicology


1 September 2017 Senate House W1CE 7HU London UK Symposium for Digital Musicology is a one day event that aims to bring together scholars from various musicological fields and computer scientists in order to generate a discussion about digital musicology – an interdisciplinary field in which new technologies are applied to musicological research. Digital techniques have been used more often...

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