Notations: composer/performer dialogue
INTIME (Interrogations into Music Experimentation) 2012 Symposium, Covent University, 19-20 October 2012
Call for Presentations
In recent decades practice in the notation and performance of new music has continued to innovate and experiment. The nature of notation, its functions and uses as well as performers’ approaches to realisation and interpretation seem as open-ended as ever. In the digital age the dialogue between composer, notation and performer remains vital, and the collaborative process continues to take many forms.
This symposium seeks to discuss and theorise current practice in these areas as well as to deepen our understandings of existing repertoires and traditions within new music, such as experimentalism and minimalism.
Madeleine Shapiro, cellist and “cello innovator” (Time Out New York)
Michael Finnissy, Professor of Composition, University of Southampton
Michael Clarke, Professor of Music, University of Huddersfield
Dr Amanda Bayley, Reader in Performing Arts, University of Wolverhampton
We invite presentations on the theme of notation in new music and the relationships between it and composition, collaboration and performance, all understood in their widest sense.
We welcome abstracts from researchers and practitioners for papers in fields such as, but not limited to, music composition, music performance, musicology, music history, music analysis and theory, ethnomusicology, music psychology, the philosophy of music and music education.
We welcome papers or lecture demonstrations. And we are offering two lengths, either
20 minutes – plus 5 minutes questions
7 Minutes – plus 3 minutes questions
We are also calling for composers and performers who wish to present pieces that respond to the conference theme. Composers will need to supply their own performers.
The Friday night concert will feature the acclaimed New York cellist, Madeleine Shapiro (www.modernworks.com), who is International Visiting Professor in Experimental Music at Coventry University.
Please provide a 250-word abstract and any technical specifications for your paper, lecture demonstration or performance.
Deadline for abstracts: 05 September 2012
Online submission at www.coventry.ac.uk/intime
1 day £60
Student full £40
Student 1-day £30
NB. £10 early bird discount for all bookings prior to September 5th.
Please note that this includes lunches and refreshments, but delegates will have to fund their own travel and accommodation.
Further information, conference booking, and submission details at www.coventry.ac.uk/intime