Friday, January 24, 2014

Deadline Approaching - CfP Music and/as Process 2nd Annual Conference

With apologies for cross-posting. The deadline for this Call for
Papers is approaching in three weeks.

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Music and/as Process Study Group

31 May - 1 June 2014 • Canterbury Christ Church University

We are delighted to announce the date of the Music and/as Process
Study Group Annual Conference for 2014.

The 2nd Annual conference of the Music and/as Process study group will
build on the success of the first annual conference which took place
in June 2013 in Huddersfield. This event drew delegates engaged in
traditional and practice-led research from four continents.

The annual conference of the study group aims to bring together the
current study group members, along with other scholars in the field of
Music and/as Process to examine current research in the topic and set
the agenda for the coming year. The 2nd Annual conference also aims to
strengthen links between scholars in the UK and the US through the
concurrent events taking place at the nief-norf Summer Festival in
Furman University ( A further aim of
the conference is to widen the breadth of discussion and participation
in the Music and/as Process study group, as such papers addressing
aspects of process that extend the understanding of the topic beyond
contemporary music to historical and non-western musics are
particularly welcomed.

The conference proposes to bring together practitioners and
researchers to discuss music that 'performs' process. The conference
will highlight the different types of process that are undertaken in
and by music and creative work and situate process in music as
different from compositional technique; a facet of the performance,
experience, and the temporal dimension of music. It will also discuss
and document some of the different ways that composers and performers
approach and discuss process in practice.

Call for Proposals:

Proposals for participation are welcome from researchers in all areas
of musicology.

Themes might include, but are not limited to:

• Process as musical or compositional material
• Process in practice: performance of and performance strategies
for process
• Listening processes: aesthetic, cognitive and psychological perspectives
• Music and process in education and/or health
• Musicological and analytical processes

Proposals of up to 300 words are invited for 20 minute presentations
with 10 minutes questions. In addition, practice-led research
proposals are always welcome and encouraged. These may take the form
of a 30 minute presentation split between practice, speaking and
questions as desired by the proposer, or pieces which could be
performed as concert items. In the case of these presentations, please
supply a full list of equipment needed for the presentation/piece.
Where necessary (in the case that the proposal is not made by a
performer, or when the composer is not the performer) please specify
all performers or the necessary personnel in the proposal
(unfortunately the conference is not able to cover any related fees or
travel costs).

Please send proposals to Dr Lauren Redhead at Canterbury Christ Church
University: <>

Deadline for proposals: Saturday, 15th February 2014