Call for Proposals

September 23, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, Conference, Performers by mwhiteside

Encouraging a broad and inclusive approach, we invite submissions that address a wide variety of topics, methodologies, and questions, including (but not limited to):

  • Histories: what is the role of performance and/or performers in the histories of experimental musics?
  • Praxis: is it possible to speak of an indeterminate ‘performance practice’? Where do the exceptions and inconsistencies lie?
  • Analysis: (how) can the performance of indeterminate music be analysed in ways appropriate to its particular modalities?
  • Notation: what are the relationships between indeterminate notation and performance?
  • Socialities: in what ways does indeterminate music organise collective musical experience?
  • Pedagogies: how do we teach and learn about the performance of indeterminate music?
  • Indeterminacy outside experimental music: how is indeterminacy in performance manifest more widely?
  • Technologies: (in what ways) have technologies changed our relationship to indeterminacy in music?

Proposals are invited for:

  • Spoken papers (20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions)
  • Lecture-recitals (35 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions)
  • Performances of relevant works to be presented in a concert

Proposals of 250­–300 words should be sent as a Word attachment to, should clearly indicate whether they are for a spoken paper, lecture recital, or performance, and must include the following: title, author(s), affiliation(s) (if any), email address for contact, and technical requirements. For lecture-recitals, please include programme details of any repertoire to be performed (details are excluded from the word count).

The deadline for proposals is Friday 2 December 2016 at midday (GMT). Decisions on proposals will be communicated by the end of January 2017.

It is hoped that some papers from the conference will contribute to a special themed journal issue, ‘Performing Indeterminacy’, guest-edited by the conference committee.