Saturday, 20 June 2009

CFP: Plattsburgh New Music and Culture Symposium

11 - 13 AUGUST 2009

The Plattsburgh New Music and Culture Symposium is a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion of music and its place in contemporary society. In our inaugural year, scholars from all disciplines and musicians are invited to participate by submitting proposals for presentations and works for performance.

The symposium will take place from August 11-13 in Plattsburgh, NY.
We seek submissions for:
• Papers (please specify if you would like a 30- or 60-minute time slot) and
• Original compositions for solo harp, solo horn, solo clarinet, clarinet and horn, or clarinet and harp with or without electronics. Works for electronics alone and composer-performers will also be considered.

The papers should deal with one or more of the following topics: music’s place in contemporary culture, questions on authority and aesthetics in a post-colonial world and new resonances (technology). We encourage anthropologists, cultural theorists, critics and scholars from both in and outside of music to participate. The compositions should demonstrate a highly personal language. Composers should include a brief written statement on the submitted work(s) along with a curriculum vitae.

Papers proposals should include an abstract and curriculum vitae and should be submitted electronically to

Submissions for musical compositions should include scores (in pdf format),recordings (mp3 or a web link), a statement on the work and c.v. and can be sent electronically to

Symposium dates: August 11-13
All proposals due: June 20, 2009
Notification of acceptance: End June 2009
The symposium is sponsored by the Conversations in the Disciplines Program of the State University of New York.

For more information please write to: suzanne [at]

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