lundi 09 septembre 2013
Hearing Landscape Critically: Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound
Call for papers —
University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), 9-11 September 2013
Landscapes are divided and dissonant sites of private and collective being. They bear traces of present, past and future ambitions, injustices, and interventions. And yet, their grammars and sounds, whether intimate, commodified or instrumentalised, push at the limits of theory and representation and simultaneously construct systems of aesthetic, ideological, historical and political appropriation.
The second meeting of the ‘Hearing Landscape Critically' network is concerned with finding ways to articulate and listen to landscape that challenge established patterns of cognition and intervention, and which probe the archival and everyday silences and ruptures exacerbated by social, political and intellectual intervention. Following the first meeting at Oxford University, May 2012, the Stellenbosch symposium marks the continuation of an inter-disciplinary and inter-continental project addressing the intersections and cross-articulations of landscape, music, and the spaces of sound. Whilst this symposium aims to bring together a wide-ranging set of subjects and disciplinary approaches, contributions concerned with the unique dynamics of music and sound in (South) African landscapes are especially welcome.
The following themes are envisaged as central concerns:
Prof. Richard Taruskin (Department of Music, UC Berkeley)
Prof. Cherryl Walker (Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University)
All proposals should be emailed to criticallandscapes at gmail.com (size limit = 5MB) by 18 January 2013.
Individual papers (20 minutes) - abstract of no more than 300 words.
Panel sessions - describe papers and overarching theme in no more than 500 words.
Further information can be found at :
Cantum pulcriorem invenire : Music in Western Europe, 1150-1350
University of Southampton, 9-10 September 2013
Call for Papers ——
Following the first conference on the music of the Ars Antiqua in Princeton in November 2011, the University of Southampton's Department of Music will host the second conference in this series at its Highfield Campus on 9-10 September 2013. The conference seeks to shed light on the issues around the discovery and management of known and newly-discovered source material, the implications of claims of meaning in thirteenth-century music, the use of digital technologies in the study of music of the period, as well as other traditional and innovatory approaches.
The conference invites papers on any aspect of music of Western Europe between 1150 and 1350. If applicable, authors of papers will be able to benefit from the presence of the artists on the recent CD:
John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump, ‘Conductus 1: Music and Poetry of Thirteenth-Century France'. Hyperion, CDA67949, 2012. See the website:
Proposals for papers should make explicit their aims, methods and outcomes, and should not exceed 300 words; they should also explain how the paper would benefit from the participation of the artists given above. Proposals for linked papers or complete sessions are also welcome. Abstracts should be sent in duplicate: one version should be anonymous; the other should include name and full contactdetails.
The conference will provide accommodation for the nights of 8, 9, 10 September 2013, all meals, and aims to reimburse travel from both within the UK and abroad.
The conference director, Mark Everist, will be at the American Musicological Society conference in New Orleans, 1-3 November 2012, and will be happy to discuss proposals in advance of formal submission (m.everist at southampton.ac.uk)
Closing date for submission of proposals for papers is Friday 25 January 2013. Proposals should be sent as email attachments in pdf format to:
G.Bevilacqua at soton.ac.uk
and this call for papers, together with material relating to the conference will be posted in the ‘Cantum pulcriorem invenire' website at
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