Wednesday, 18 February 2009
BEYOND THE CENTRES: MUSICAL AVANT GARDES SINCE 1950
IN MEMORIAM YANNIS ANDREOU PAPAIOANNOU (1910-1989)
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC STUDIES,
1 - 5 JULY 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
The approach of this International Conference, as inferred from the first part of its title ('Beyond the Centres') can be perceived either with regard to places, times and individuals (i.e. beyond the places, times and individuals that have defined the starting points of musical avant gardes), or with regard to dominant categorizations (i.e., beyond the dominant, centric, perceptions of the avant-garde irrespective of places, times or individuals).
Thus the aim of the Conference is twofold:
1) To gather together research on widely unknown musical realizations of the notion of the avant-garde since 1950, and encourage the examination of multiple, heterogeneous currents built around the ideas of innovation and / or radicalism.
2) To stimulate theoretical critical discussion on how the notion of the avant garde can be assessed today 'from outside' (beyond the centric generic ideas of the time of its formation) and embrace problematisation of the very premise of a unified term for the avant garde. In other words, to motivate the critical appraisal of the function, reception, realization and dissemination of what was or is considered avant-garde in different geographical and cultural contexts. In this respect, the examination of the pedagogic methods that were developed by institutions or individuals for the establishment and dissemination of avant-garde techniques is within the scope of the Conference.
Historical, analytical, ideological, political, sociological, cultural, interdisciplinary, anthropological and other approaches are all welcome. The broad thematic categories of the Conference can be
summarized as follows:
- Avant-garde techniques and aesthetics.
- Avant garde and politics / ideology.
- Compositional instruction, music theory & analysis, and the avant gardes.
The Conference is organized by the Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The official language of the Conference is English.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2009.
For the full CFP and related information, please visit the conference website at http://web.auth.gr/btc. Details of submission deadlines, registration, reviewing procedures and other updates will shortly become available online. For any further information not available on
the website, please contact Kostas Chardas (kchardas at mus.auth.gr) or Danae Stefanou (dstefano at mus.auth.gr).