LONDON INTERNATIONAL PIANO SYMPOSIUM
13th, 14th & 15th February 2015
Royal College of Music, London, UK.
Welcome to the Art and Science of Piano Performance, an interdisciplinary symposium for the enhancement of teaching and performance in the twenty-first century.
All human beings, according to Oliver Sachs in Musicophilia (2007) ‘perceive music, perceive tones, timbre, pitch, intervals, melodic contours, harmony and (perhaps most elementally) of all rhythm’ (xi). The pianist however, not only takes all these elements to construct music in his or her mind using the auditory systems and the multi-layered neural systems in the brain, but also the motoric system to enact their performance. In an ideal performance, all the elements described here function in a unitary way, but all too often there is an emphasis on the mental rather than the physical activity. This symposium seeks hard evidence based on research at the interface between art and science which demonstrates the importance of a more unified approach to piano performance and/or underpins the skills which are required to perform.
15th August 2014: Paper/Lecture Recital/poster abstract submission deadline
15th October 2014: Notification of submission decision
Start of LIPS Friday 13th February 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL PIANO SYMPOSIUM
13th, 14th & 15th February 2015 at the Royal College of Music.
The deadline for receiving papers has been extended to 15 August 2014.
Submissions are invited for:
- Spoken papers 20mins.
- Lecture/recitals 30 mins
- Poster presentations
Abstracts for papers should be between 250-300 words and give background, aims, main contribution and 5 keywords.
Performers and conductors etc, offering a lecture/recital should also send an abstract of 250-300 words showing an effective research-based presentation on an imaginative choice of topic, professional use of research methods and resources, effectiveness of relationship and balance between word-based exploration and live/recorded musical and a scholarly quality of work in the resulting project.
Submissions should be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th August 2014.
All other information will continue to made be available via this website: www.londoninternationalpianosymposium.co.uk
Director London International Piano Symposium www.londoninternationalpianosymposium.co.uk