Category Convegni e Call for papers

“Music – Musicology – Interpretation”. XV International Conference of the Department of Musicology (Belgrado, 22-24 ottobre, 2020)

The Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, is pleased to announce its Fifteenth International Conference on the topic Music– Musicology–Interpretation.

The subject of the conference Music-Musicology-Interpretation focuses on the complex and multifaceted relationships between the constituent concepts. It proposes to re- examine these multiple relations by thematizing, from the point of view of interpretation, music as language, discourse, work of art and text, the performance of music and the discourse on music – musicology itself.

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Through the Prism of Chopin: Reimagining the 19th Century. International Chopinological Congress (Call for Papers, Warsaw, 1–4 dicembre, 2020)

On the threshold of the nineteenth century, the hierarchy of the aims of music and the means employed to attain them changed, thereby affecting the relationships among musical works, their composers and their listeners. Our understanding of this new and complex situation of the musical work is enhanced by grounding the objects of interest in relevant contexts, not only comparing them with other works of the same type and genre, but also taking account of the specificities of the times, social practices, intellectual currents, reception history, and so on.

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Musical Networking in the “long” 19th century (Call for Papers, Zagreb, 15-17 ottobre, 2020)

A musician cannot prove him- or herself as an artist without an audience, without a performance space, without the support of a benefactor, without an instrument builder to create musical instruments – the musician’s performing tools, without a reviewer who would spread the musician’s fame. He or she could probably have not become an artist without a teacher, or music to be performed – either from memory, or from a manuscript or a print. All these persons and artefacts make part of the infrastructure that enables The Artist to realise his or her special gifts, and each of them is a part of or creates their own network.
As, for example, a musicological or a cultural project theme gathers people in a vertical network in order to achieve a common goal, a musician creates various horizontal networks in achieving their own goal, an event that would give the musician the opportunity to present his or her artistic qualities in public (concerts, theatre performances) or in private (salon).

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Duni: A 18th century musician from Matera to the heart of Europe (Call for Papers, 3-5 aprile, 2020)

The life of Egidio Romualdo Duni (Matera 1708–Paris 1775) offers a paradigm of the international career typical of Naples-trained musicians in the early eighteenth century. Son of a maestro di cappe a in the town of Matera, formerly the capital of the province of Basilicata in the Kingdom of Naples, Duni was trained in one of the famous conservatoires of Naples, where musical education was dominated by Durante and Leo.

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Bach & Italy (Call for Papers, Torino, 26-28 novembre 2020)

Thanks to a long tradition that began with Bach’s contemporary, Padre Martini,  Italy is considered today as a “Bachian” country. 

The past 250 years have seen an abundance of creative interactions with Bach and his music, including numerous transcriptions, arrangements and editions, scholarly and non-scholarly writings, Bach festivals, recordings and the use of Bach’s music in the media.

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Narrating Musicology. Reviewing the history/histories of musicology. (International Conference of the Institute of Musicology, University of Bern, 1-4 Ottobre, 2020)

In November 1996, a musicological colloquium was held at University of Bern under the title Musikwissenschaft – eine verspätete Disziplin? (‘Musicology – a Delayed Discipline?’). The discussions and outcomes that took place were then published four years later in an anthology of the same title, edited by Anselm Gerhard. The aim of both the conference and the publication was to focus less on specific key people or institutions, and instead foreground general tendencies within the history of musicology: from its beginning in the late 19th century until the time of publication and with a scope also beyond the German- speaking world. Even if relatively late, this approach proved essential for considering the history of the musicological discipline as an object of study in itself.

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Out of Nature. Music between Natural Sound Sources and Acoustic Ecology (Call for Articles, Chigiana, vol. 50, 2020)

La rivista Chigiana intende promuovere un dibattito scientifico sul ruolo della natura nella costruzione dell’immaginario sonoro del ventesimo secolo attraverso la pubblicazione di un numero monografico dal titolo Out of Nature. Music between Natural Sound Sources and Acoustic Ecology (vol. 50, 2020), con key-note papers di Aaron Allen, Gianfranco Marrone, Makis Solomos e Barry Truax.

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Memory, Identity and the Remediation of Musical Lives (Call for Papers, LAHP Student-led Interdisciplinary Conference 2020)


Keynote speaker: Dr Nicolas Pillai (Birmingham City University)

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership is pleased to announce the interdisciplinary student-led conference Memory, Identity and the Remediation of Musical Lives, which will be hosted by King’s College London, Music Department (29-30 May 2020).

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Pietro Nacchini, L’organo e le arti nel Settecento veneto (26 novembre, Padova)

La giornata di studio rientra nelle attività culturali e musicali incentrate sulla gura di Pietro Nacchini (1694-1769), celebre costruttore d’organi dalmata, naturalizzato veneziano, di cui quest’anno ricorre il 250° anniversario della morte. L’anniversario nacchiniano, che vede nella Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi il principale ente organizzatore e sostenitore, consente di riaprire il dibattito scienti co e culturale sull’autore e le sue opere, ripensandone anche il valore culturale alla luce dei nostri tempi e delle giovani generazioni, così da approfondire i molti spunti di ricerca ancora aperti. L’evento è a cura di Massimo Bisson e Paola Dessì.

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The Mediations of Music: Theodor W. Adorno’s Critical Musicology today (21-23 novembre, Siena)

Si terrà a Siena – presso l’Accademia Musicale Chigiana, 21-23 November 2019 – il convegno in occasione del cinquantesimo anniversario della scomparsa di Theodor W. Adorno.
The Mediations of Music: Theodor W. Adorno’s Critical Musicology today, sarà coordinato da Gianmario Borio con il sostegno di Stefano Jacoviello, Nicola Sani e Stefano Velotti. Il rapporto tra segno e suono verrà messo a confronto con le forme di mediazione della musica rese possibili dalla riproduzione meccanica e dalle tecnologie elettroniche.

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