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Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès has drawn attention to the ‘mysterious thing that happens when you set actions to music: a third shape that emerges when something non-visual like a musical score is acted out by people moving on a stage’. This conference will explore Adès’s three operatic shapes of music, text, and performative realisation through the lenses of language and cultural memory.

The event will take place over two days. The first day will focus on analytical approaches to Adès’s operas, and will conclude with a round table on The Exterminating Angel prior to the UK premiere of the opera at the Royal Opera House that evening. The second day will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to Adès’s operas and their broader contexts.

Call for Papers

The conference organisers welcome paper proposals (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for questions) for this event. The themes of the conference will include:

-       the translingual negotiation between music, verbal, filmic and theatrical languages

-       translations and reworkings of source materials for the operas

-       place, space and cultural memory (including on stage, screen or in performance)

-       time and temporality (music, text, staging)

Send proposals (including title, academic affiliation, 300-word abstract and technical requirements) to Edward Venn ( by 4pm (GMT) on Monday 16th January 2017.

Confirmed Speakers: Thomas Adès; Peter William Evans (Queen Mary University of London); and John Roeder (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Programme Committee: Paul Archbold (Kingston University), Catherine Davies (Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study), Christopher Dromey (Middlesex Univeristy), Philip Stoecker (Hofstra University), Edward Venn (University of Leeds)

Sponsors: AHRC Open World Research Initiative, Institute for Modern Languages Research, Music and Letters Trust, Society for Music Analysis

Posted on 21st November 2016 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, SMA, Sister Organizations No comments »

CFP: TAGS 2017

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School of Music, Bangor University,

College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG
Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th February, 2017

Deadline for proposals: 16th December 2016
Keynote Speaker: Professor John Rink (University of Cambridge)

The SMA’s annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference will be hosted by Bangor University, in the newly refurbished building of the School of Music on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of February, 2017. The conference interlinks with the Bangor Music Festival. The event provides a supportive and friendly environment in which postgraduates can gain experience in presenting their work and meet fellow researchers. Participants who do not wish to give a paper are also very welcome.

Our keynote speaker, Dr John Rink, is Professor of Musical Performance Studies in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. In our TAGS 2017 conference, the SMA particularly invite papers from postgraduate students exploring the intersections between analysis and musical performance and/or performance analysis, but proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, themed sessions and lecture recitals addressing any analytical, critical or theoretical subject and in relation to any style of music. This includes:

•         Analysing non-Western Musics;

•         Performance as Analysis / Analysis as Performance;

•         Analysis, Philosophy, and Critical Theory;

•         Intersections between History, Theory, and Analysis;

•         Analysing Popular Music and Improvisation;

•         Music Perception and Cognition;

•         Empirical Approaches to Music

•         Analysing a-/microtonal Music;

•         Themed sessions focusing on the analysis of a particular work(s), or on specific arrangements or transcriptions are also welcomed.

For 20-minute paper proposals, abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by email to Matthias Wurz at Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet (Ms Word or PDF). Organisers of themed sessions should submit a brief overview together with the individual abstracts. Proposals for lecture recitals / composition performances should include full details of the proposed performance and any relevant requirements in their cover sheet.

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 16th December 2016. All those submitting proposals will be notified of the outcome by the beginning of January 2017. Delegates will be invited to register from lunchtime on Saturday 18th February, and the conference will run until Sunday afternoon, 19th February, 2017.

For information about travel to the School of Music at Bangor University:

If you are presenting a paper you will be eligible to apply for an SMA Student Travel Bursary to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation (B&B accommodation will be available). Further details can be found here; please note that the deadline for applications for bursaries is 17th February 2017.

Posted on 4th November 2016 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, SMA, Uncategorized No comments »

CFP: 9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9)

The 9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9) will be held in Strasbourg from 28 June to 1 July 2017.

It is organised by the University of Strasbourg’s GRÉAM Research Centre and the French Society for Music Analysis (SFAM) with the support of the European societies for music analysis. The call for papers is now available from the conference website and we are particularly keen to receive proposals in keeping with the themes of the conference.
The first European Music Analysis Conference was held in 1989 in the city of Colmar (France); other previous meetings were held in Trento (1992), Montpellier (1995), Rotterdam (1999), Bristol (2002), Freiburg im Breisgau (2007), Rome (2011) and Leuven (2014).
EuroMAC 9 is calling for submissions in the following formats:
• Pre-organised sessions,
• Spoken papers,
• Poster presentations.
Proposals should be submitted in one of the four designated conference languages, i.e. English, French, German or Italian. They should not exceed 400 words (see the presentation instructions given on the website for each type of proposal).
EuroMAC 9 wishes to encourage proposals for original and innovative contributions on music analysis from a wide range of perspectives. However, special attention will be given to proposals that address the conference’s suggested themes.
Submission deadline (papers, posters, pre-organsied sessions): 15 November 2016
Participating societies:
• Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH)
• Gruppo Analisi et Teoria musicale (GATM)
• Polskie Towarzystwo Analizy Muzycznej (PTAM)
• Société belge d’analyse musicale (SBAM)
• Société française d’analyse musicale (SFAM)
• Society for Music Analysis (SMA)
• Society for Theory of Music/Obščestvo teorii muzyki (OTM)
• Vereniging voor Muziektheorie (VvM)
Please visit for further information
Posted on 18th September 2016 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, SMA, Sister Organizations No comments »

CFP: 13th International Music Analysis and Theory Conference

The 13th International Music Analysis and Theory Conference, organized by the Italian research association Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM), in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Lettimi, the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, and the Municipality of Rimini, will be held in Rimini from Thursday, 29 September, to Sunday, 2 October 2016.

The Conference Committee hereby invites those interested to submit proposals related to music theory and analysis of repertoires, practices and musical experiences of any genre, period or geographic area.

Submission guidelines

Proposals should be related to one of the following categories:

• individual or co-authored papers;

• panel sessions (containing a number of papers ranging from three to six).

Proposals for individual (or co-authored) papers must include an abstract of no more than 500 words. Proposals for panels sessions, submitted by a convenor, must include a session summary of no more than 500 words, as well as a separate abstract of no more than 350 words for each paper. Proposals must be written in Italian or English. Clearly expressing research goals, applied methodology, and interest as regards the current state of knowledge, is highly recommended. Each proposal must also include:

• full name, institutional affiliation (if any), email address and a short curriculum vitae/biographical essay (max 200 words) of the author(s); this information is also required for each participant in a panel session;

• selected bibliography;

• supplementary materials, if any, such as musical examples, figures, and diagrams (maximum two pages);

• list of required equipment.

The official languages of the conference are Italian and English. Each paper will be given a time slot of 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Session chairs will be appointed by the Conference Committee.

Deadline for proposal submission and notification of the outcome

All proposals must be sent by email as an attachment (in PDF format) to or Submissions will be open until June 30, 2016. Proposals sent after this deadline, or not in line with the submission guidelines above, will not be taken into consideration.

Those having sent a proposal will be informed of the outcome of their submission(s) via email by July 15, 2016.

Participation, final program, and publication of abstracts

As a general rule, an individual may participate in no more than one session and in no more than one panel session. The conference program will be sent to all participants by July 25, 2016, and will be available on the GATM and Analitica online websites.

All the accepted abstracts will be published on the Analitica online website. The Conference Committee reserves the right to ask those submitting proposals to make changes to their abstract. After the conference, the Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale and Analitica online will be notified by the Conference Committee as to the most interesting papers.

Conference Scientific Committee

Mario Baroni, Alessandro Bratus, Domenico Colaci, Rossana Dalmonte, Catello Gallotti, Ignazio Macchiarella, Alessandro Maffei, Enrico Meyer, Susanna Pasticci, Egidio Pozzi.

Conference fees

Participation in the conference requires a subscription to the semi-annual journal Rivista di Analisi e Peoria Musicale. The subscription fee amounts to € 30 (students: € 25).

Payment methods:

Print format:

• bank transfer addressed to LIM EDITRICE srl, IBAN code: IT 80 K 01030 13701000000682017

• payment on postal payment slip n. 11748555, addressed to LIM EDITRICE srl

• credit card, communicating details to the following number +39 0583 394464

Digital format (or print format):

• bank transfer addressed to GRUPPO ANALISI E TEORIA MUSICALE, IBAN code: IT 43 O 07601 02400 000023163405

• credit card payment with PayPal

Go to subscription page:


For any further inquiries, please send an email to or

Posted on 27th May 2016 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Sister Organizations No comments »

CFP: Nottingham MAC 2016


University of Nottingham, 13-15 July 2016

We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of theory, analysis and criticism relating to music and musical practices of any genre, style or period. The underlying theme of the conference marks intersections between analysis, historical research, and music pedagogy.

Keynote speakers

Professor Ludwig Holtmeier (Hochschule für Musik Freiburg)

Professor Giorgio Sanguinetti (University of Rome, Tor Vergata)

Professor Katelijne Schiltz (Universität Regensburg)

Proposals in the following categories will be considered:

  • Papers (20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion)
  • Paper sessions (three or four papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes per paper for discussion)
  • Roundtable discussions (up to 6 participants, each giving a short position paper, followed by a general discussion, total running time of 90 or 120 minutes)
  • Recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings (maximum duration 90 minutes)

Abstracts and proposals should be prepared as follows:

  • For individual papers: up to 250 words
  • For paper sessions: 250-word (maximum) summary and up to 200 words for each session participant
  • For roundtable discussions: 250-word (maximum) and up to 150 words for each panel participant
  • For recitals, lecture-recitals and lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings: 250 word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings / scores / other details of works to be included in the event (contact organiser to discuss)


All proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word or pdf attachment to

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their proposal(s) by 21 March 2016

Programme Committee:

Nicholas Baragwanath (Nottingham), Rosa Cafiero (Milan), Annika Forkert (Bristol), Julian Horton (Durham), Maxim Serebrennikov (St Petersburg), Kenneth Smith (Liverpool), Peter van Tour (Uppsala).

Posted on 7th December 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, SMA No comments »

CFP: AAWM 2016


Fourth International Conference on
Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2016)
June 8–11, 2016
Hosted by The New School, New York, USA

Deadline: 1 December 2015

World music traditions are receiving increasing attention in all areas of music research, including ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, music history, music psychology, and music information retrieval. Analytical Approaches to World Music 2016 is the fourth in a series of conferences that bring together scholars from diverse disciplines and cultures, in order to foster interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue and promote new approaches and methods for the study of world music.

We welcome submissions that examine world musical traditions from any analytical and theoretical angles, including (but not limited to) ethnographic, historical, formal, computational, and cognitive perspectives. Submission formats include papers, posters, special sessions, and workshops.

Please see below for information on conference organization and submission guidelines.

Conference web site:

Organizing Committee
Lawrence Shuster (College of Saint Rose, USA), Chair
John Roeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Michael Tenzer (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Local Arrangements Committee
Chris Stover (The New School College of Performing Arts, USA), Chair
Evan Rapport (The New School Eugene Lang College, USA)
Lynne Rogers (The New School College of Performing Arts, USA)
Nancy Rao (Rutgers University, USA)

Keynote Speakers
Jay Rahn (York University, Canada)
Richard Widdess (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)

Program Co-Chairs
Panayotis Mavromatis (New York University, USA)
Chloe Alaghband-Zadeh (University of Cambridge, UK)

Submission Guidelines

Papers Proposals for spoken papers should be submitted in an extended abstract format with customary headings (Introduction, Analysis, Conclusions, etc.). They should be about 700 words in length, including footnotes but not counting examples and bibliography. They should be accompanied by a separate 200-word abstract. Accepted papers will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation plus 15 minutes for discussion.

Posters Poster proposals should follow the same format as spoken paper proposals.

Authors may submit a given proposal as a paper, a poster, or both. The program committee will make a final recommendation on the presentation format, taking the author’s request into consideration. Abstracts and full proposals of the accepted papers and posters will be published online.

Special Sessions Authors of papers that share a common theme may propose to deliver them in a special session. Each paper should be submitted separately, and will be reviewed following the same process as that for spoken papers. In addition, a separate 700-word proposal and 200-word abstract should be submitted for the session as a whole.

Workshops / Alternative Formats Proposals for workshops or other alternative formats should also take the form of a 700-word proposal and a 200-word abstract. The proposals should give as many details as possible about the precise format they will employ, how many participants can attend, and the size and type of space they will require.

The submission deadline for all proposals is December 1, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by early February 2016.

Submissions will be accepted electronically starting July 1st using the following link:

Further detailed instructions will be provided by the online submission system.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the conference, including venue, transportation, and accommodations, please check the conference website:

Updated information will be posted there as soon as it becomes available.

Please direct all remaining questions to

Program Committee

Simha Arom (Directeur de Recherche Emérite au CNRS, France)
Linda Barwick (University of Sydney, Australia)
Emmanouil Benetos (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Filippo Bonini-Baraldi (Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie, France)
Steven Brown (McMaster University, Canada)
Ya-Hui Cheng (University of South Florida, USA)
Martin Clayton (Durham University, UK)
Darrell Conklin (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Ruth Davis (Cambridge University, UK)
Monique Desroches (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Byron Dueck (Open University, UK)
Daniel Goldberg (Yale University, USA)
Rachel Hall (St. Joseph’s University, USA)
Áine Heneghan (University of Michigan, USA)
Andre Holzapfel (Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Henry Johnson (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Kalin Kirilov (Towson University, USA)
Ellen Koskoff (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA)
Peter van Kranenburg (Meertens Institute, Netherlands)
Laura Leante (Durham University, UK)
David Locke (Tufts University, USA)
Justin London (Carleton College, USA)
Shay Loya (City University London, UK)
Yonatan Malin (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Peter Manuel (Graduate Center and John Jay College, City University of New York, USA)
Andrew McGraw (University of Richmond, USA)
Sue Miller (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Simon Mills (Durham University, UK)
Sam Mirelman (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, USA)
Robert Morris (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA)
Somangshu Mukherji (University of Michigan, USA)
Laudan Nooshin (City University London, UK)
Marc Perlman (Brown University, USA)
Jay Rahn (York University, Canada)
Nancy Rao (Rutgers University, USA)
Dana Rappoport (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
Evan Rapport (The New School, USA)
John Roeder (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Martin Rohrmeier (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Frank Scherbaum (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Martin Scherzinger (New York University, USA)
Rob Schultz (University of Kentucky, USA)
Edwin Seroussi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Lawrence Shuster (College of St. Rose, USA)
Jonathan Stock (University College Cork, Ireland)
Chris Stover (The New School, USA)
Gabriel Solis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Michael Tenzer (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Godfried Toussaint (McGill University, Canada and New York University, Abu Dhabi)
Costas Tsougras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Anja Volk (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Chris Walshaw (University of Greenwich, UK)
Richard Widdess (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)

Posted on 5th May 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Sister Organizations No comments »

CfA: Summer School Popular Music Analysis

the German Society for Popular Music Studies and the University of Osnabrueck are organizing their second summer school for graduates “Popular Music Analysis”.

The Summer School will take place from 14th to 18th September 2015 at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. More information can be found in

Dietrich Helms, Ralf v. Appen, André Doehring

Posted on 5th May 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Sister Organizations, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:



The Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 (ICMSN) will take place at the University of Glasgow, School of Culture and Creative Arts, from Monday 7th September to Wednesday 9th September, 2015. We invite proposals for papers on any topic relating to 20th- and 21st-century music conceived in the broadest possible terms, including sound studies and inter-media arts. We welcome all methodological approaches, and particularly encourage submissions that question disciplinary boundaries and/or propose interdisciplinary perspectives.

*PLEASE NOTE: on Sept. 7, the ICMSN conference will coincide with the first ‘Workshop’ events of the RSE-funded initiative ‘Building a British Audiovisual Research Network (BARN)’, some of which will be open to conference attendees.
Proposals in the following categories will be considered:

• Papers: 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion. Please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract.
• Paper sessions: 3 or 4 papers, each of 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes for discussion. Please submit a 250-word (maximum) summary of the session, plus a 250-word (maximum) abstract for each session participant.
• Lecture-recitals, including lectures illustrated by sound diffusions or audio-visual screenings. Please submit a 250-word (maximum) summary, plus participant CVs and recordings/scores/other details of works to be included in the event.

We will only accept one proposal of each type per applicant. Proposals should not duplicate presentations being given at other conferences or events close in time to ICMSN 2015.

Please send your proposal as a Word attachment to, indicating whether you need any AV equipment or a piano.

Successful applicants will be informed by 1 May 2015.

Programme committee: Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez (University of Glasgow, Chair), Dr David Code (University of Glasgow), Dr Laura Hamer (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Philippa Lovatt (University of Stirling), Dr Christopher Mark (University of Surrey), Dr Mark Percival (Queen Margaret University)

Posted on 13th February 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

CFP Reminder: Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition

School of Music
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

25-27 February 2016

Keynote speakers: Simon Morrison (Princeton University) and Richard Taruskin (UC Berkeley)
Invited composer: Gabriel Prokofiev (London, UK)
Lecture-recital: Frederic Chiu, piano

The School of Music of Louisiana State University (LSU) is pleased to announce Symposium on Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition.

The present conference aims to expand our current knowledge and understanding of not only the music of Prokofiev but also of Russian music, its traditions, its influences, and its continued legacy (in both Russia and in the West). The conference committee is particularly interested in receiving paper proposals on subjects that have received little attention in English-language scholarship.

The program committee invites proposals on any aspect of Sergei Prokofiev’s music (both analytical and/or historical), as well as the following themes:
- Russian school of pianism
- Prokofiev’s legacy
- music of Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and Shostakovich
- Soviet film music
- Soviet repressed, avant-garde music
- folk elements in Soviet music
- Russian theoretical thought in twentieth-century music
- performance and analysis in Russian music

All proposals should be submitted no later than Friday 27 February 2015 by email at . Any questions can be directed to Inessa Bazayev , the director of the event.

For detailed guidelines for paper submissions, please visit our website:

The working language of the conference will be English.

Posted on 13th February 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

CFP: GMTH 15th Annual Congress

‘Organized Time’

The fifteenth Annual Congress of GMTH will deal with the temporal dimension of music and music theory. Three sections are devoted to the topic ‘organized time’: (1) revolution and evolution in music; (2) rhythm, meter, form; (3) the simultaneity of the non‐simultaneous (Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen). There is a fourth, free section.

For more information about the conference, individual sections, format, and proposal requirements please click here.

The deadline for proposals is the 15th May, 2015.

Posted on 9th January 2015 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Music Analysis, Sister Organizations No comments »