SOCIETY FOR MUSIC ANALYSIS
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
FRIDAY 1ST - SATURDAY 2ND - MAY 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
The SMA's annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Days will be hosted by the Department of Music at the University of Durham, for the first time over two days, on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 May 2009. Delegates will be invited to arrive by lunchtime on Friday and sessions will finish by late afternoon on Saturday. The extended duration will allow delegates from further afield to attend, while also allowing time for a greater number of papers, following the success of TAGS events in recent years.
The event aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment in which postgraduates can gain experience in presenting their work and meet fellow researchers. Participants who do not wish to present are also very welcome. We are delighted to announce that Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University) and Rudolph Lutz (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis) will present a
key-note address and recital workshop on the theme of ‘extemporizing partimenti’ on the evening of Friday 1 May.
Proposals are invited from postgraduate students for 20-minute papers addressing any analytical or theoretical subject, although key themes for this year’s event will be improvisation and performance theory, and contributions are welcomed from performers as well as traditional analysts. Proposals for themed sessions containing two or three papers on related topics are also welcomed. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by email to Jo Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet. Organisers of themed sessions should submit a brief overview together with the individual abstracts.
The closing date for receipt of proposals is 1 FEBRUARY 2009. All those submitting proposals will be notified by 1 March 2009. Society for Music Analysis http://www.sma.ac.uk