4-6 October 2013 | University of Sheffield
“Sources of Identity: Makers, Owners and Users of Music Sources Before 1600″
Manuscript and print sources have traditionally had a central role in establishing and examining musical texts. However, they also have much to reveal about the meanings and purposes assigned to music by the people who commissioned, made, owned and used them. In this context, the ‘use’ of music sources extends beyond their role in live performance, to encompass also their use as gifts and as objects for collection and display. Aspects of noble, bourgeois, artistic and professional identities rested on the ways in which musical texts were selected, presented, distributed and used in this expanded sense. This conference turns the spotlight onto the people involved in music manuscripts and prints, asking what the sources with which they are connected can tell us about the various motives lying behind their investment in music. (mais…)
25 July-9 August 2013 | The Newberry Library, Chicago
NEH Programs – Renaissance
“Music and Travel in Europe and the Americas, 1500-1800″
Directed by Carla Zecher, Director, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
In this interdisciplinary summer institute our goal will be to listen – literally and metaphorically – to travel. College and university teachers from across the nation will come together to explore the intersections between the history of music and the history of travel in early modern Europe and the colonial Americas in the period from 1500 to 1800. (mais…)
Color in Medieval France
10th Annual Symposium of the IMS-Paris, 27-29 June 2013
The International Medieval Society in Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions for its 2013 interdisciplinary symposium organized around the theme of Color in medieval France.
This symposium welcomes papers about color from all disciplines. Topics may include: color in music (notation, embellishment, use of mode); approaches to color in philosophy and theology; the symbolics and meaning(s) of color(s) in social history and literature; the economics of color, the lexis of color; and approaches to color and light in medieval science and art. (mais…)
Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice
5-6 April 2013 | Wesleyan University
Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. This festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century.
Time Stands Still combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Featured composers include Mark Applebaum, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, and Wesleyan composers Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, and Paula Matthusen. The Vocal Constructivists, a London-based choral group, will be the ensemble-in-residence. (mais…)
Medieval and Renaissance Conference 2012
8-11 July 2012
In 2012 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a return to the venue of the first ever Med Ren, held at Nottingham in 1972.
Call for Papers
The organisers and the Programme Committee invite proposals for 20-minute papers, joint papers/paired papers, and poster presentations on any topic relating to the study of Medieval and/or Renaissance music. Proposals of any kind should consist of a title and an abstract of c.200 words, together with the proposer’s name, institutional affiliation (if any) and email address. (mais…)
30 May-2 June 2013 | University of Leeds
“Richard Wagner’s Impact on His World and Ours”
To mark the 200th anniversary on 22 May 2013 of the birth of Richard Wagner, the School of Music, University of Leeds, in collaboration with Opera North will host the international conference ‘Richard Wagner’s Impact on His World and Ours’ held on 30 May-2 June 2013. (mais…)
27-28 June 2012 | Évora (Portugal)
University of Évora, Portugal
Academic meeting among composers and their performers.
Concerts follow composers and performers seminars.
Call for composers
See the previous call posted HERE (deadline by April 2012).
Call for performers
Ensembles and performers may submit partial or full acoustic concert proposals at their own expenses. The repertory must focus on living composers’ works, especially those who will attend to the concert. Please send proposals with all scores in PDF file format, short curriculum vitae and full contact information to Paulinyi@yahoo.com (alternatively Zoltan.Paulini@gmail.com). Please, indicate total length for each piece and the composer’s availability to attend to the concert. (mais…)