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International Conference : The Concert in Spain (18th-21st centuries)

Historical, Productive, Performative and Ideological Aspects

23-24 novembre 2017, Madrid

This conference proposes a study of the concert as a social, cultural and musical phenomenon during a period in which Spanish music particularly flourished: from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

Proposals for papers (20 minutes) on the following topics are welcome:

History and meaning of key concepts: concert, public sphere, private sphere, market, audience(s)

Types of concerts and access systems

Concert spaces: salon, church, court, concert hall; physical and spatial dimension of listening to music; architecture and conditioning of spaces

Concert organization and management: patronage systems, from the patron to the agent, organizers' profiles, commercial and dissemination aspects

The role of music criticism: journalistic and discursive approaches, ideological and aesthetic agendas, the profession of the music critic

The performer: profiles (virtuoso, amateur, etc.); creation and life of professional orchestras, the emergence and development of the conductor; the musicians' job market and professional possibilities

Audiences and listening: types and profiles of audiences; sociability; listening practice); concert acoustics

The repertoire: what is performed and who decides it; music programming; repertory canonisation processes; programming trends and reactions towards it

Live performance: the concert ritual; gesture and communication; the use of the body; other lines of performance studies

Iconography of concerts in Spain

Deadline for proposals: 7th July 2017

Notification of successful submissions: July 2017

Proposals must be sent in a .doc o .rtf file, entitled “Surname-congreso concierto” (e.g. “García López-congreso concierto”), to congreso.concierto -at-

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