Monday, July 4, 2016

Fwd: Programme announcement: Making Time in Music, University of Oxford, 12-14 September 2016

Making Time in Music: an international conference Monday 12 -
Wednesday 14 September 2016 Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

With invited contributions from:

Georgina Born (Professor of Music and Anthropology, University of
Oxford) Vijay Iyer (Jazz pianist/composer and Franklin D and Florence
Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, Harvard University)

A draft conference programme is available here:

Registration is open and can be booked here:

The capacity to be in time together lies at the heart of all
music-making and is one of the most profound of human capabilities;
being in time together is implicated in social bonding, altered
states, and foundational pleasures associated with music. The ways in
which we play in time together, also mark out difference - between
genres and between instruments (and instrumentalists), between studio
and live performance, between the virtuoso and the beginner.

In this conference, we address the complexity of making time from a
range of perspectives and in so doing, will bring into dialogue,
social, cultural, psychological, aesthetic, critical and educational
understandings of musical time and timing.

We look forward to scholars joining us from different disciplines and
whose interests span very different forms of music-making.

If you have any questions or difficulty with the registration process,
please email

The conference committee is: Dr Mark Doffman, Dr Jonna Vuoskoski, and
Dr Toby Young (all University of Oxford) and Dr Emily Payne
(University of Leeds).

Dr Emily Payne
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, John Cage and the Concert for Piano
and Orchestra AHRC Project School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds
LS2 9JT, UK Tel. +44 (0)113 343 8209 / +44 (0)7816 401211