Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fwd: Registration Reminder - Fourth Performance Studies Network International Conference

Registration is open for the Fourth Performance Studies Network International Conference, 14-17 July 2016
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Bath, UK, BA2 9BN

To register, please use the Bath Spa Live website here.

The aim of the conference is to debate theories, methodologies and practices of performance, and to engage with increasingly diverse, interdisciplinary developments in the field in order to encourage a more global perspective on performance studies.

The conference programme is available here

Over one hundred speakers will present their work during the four-day conference, with sessions on such diverse topics as:

-  Creative experimentation
-  Networking technologies      
-  Cultural identity
-  Folksong traditions
-  Analysis and performance
-  Historically-informed performance
-  Music and motion
-  Learning/pedagogy
-  Performance and listening
-  Liveness and flow
-  Recording practices
-  Gestural meaning in performance
-  Electronic/electroacoustic music
-  Composer-performer collaborations
-  Cross-cultural/transdisciplinary collaborations
-  From score to performance
-  Performance philosophy
-  Conditions of performance
-  Virtuosity
-  Improvisation
-  Authorship and Agency
-  Concert programming 

The programme features keynote speakers:
-  Neil Heyde with the Kreutzer Quartet, Michael Finnissy and Laurie Bamon, on 'Inventing an ensemble identity'.
-  Peter Wiegold with Notes Inégales and guest artists Hyelim Kim (Korean taegŭm flute) and Cheng Yu (Chinese pipa/Qu-chin), on 'Leadership and ownership'.

Both keynotes include concerts for conference delegates and there will be live performances during many of the conference sessions.

Further information about the conference is available from the conference website: and from the conference director, Amanda Bayley (

Conference Programme Committee: Amanda Bayley (Chair), David Gorton, Roger Heaton, Laudan Nooshin, John Rink.

Amanda Bayley
Professor of Music
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Bath, BA2 9BN

T: +44 (0)1225 876182
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