music, communication and performance 2022
25-26 June - ONLINE
The AEMC organizes the 5th Academic Conference on “Music, Communication and Performance”. The conference promotes interdisciplinary research and original approaches in any field of musicology, communication studies, philosophy, literature, and in any field of artistic performance that involves music. You are invited to apply with papers or performance proposals on any topic. The special focus of this edition is "Music and Politics"
The abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2022
A maximum of 25 participants will be admitted
Abstracts of max 150 words must be sent to email@example.com
Subject of the email: “CONFERENCE SUBMISSION of [name]”; body of the message: (1) TITLE of the submission; (2) specification of whether your intended contribution is in the form of an academic paper or a performance; (3) NAMES and AFFILIATIONS (if available) of all authors/performers; (4) the EMAIL ADDRESS of the contact author/performer; (5) up to four KEYWORDS classifying the paper topic or performance field
The full registration deadline is 31 May 2022
5th Academic Conference on Music, Communication and Performance
For a long time, performers weren't being taken very seriously outside concert halls. Musicologists monopolized knowledge about music and told performers how to think and what to do, while performers listened or not, the latter being most often the case, creating two compartmentalized fields. The situation is flipping around now, with performers explaining how they think about music and performing, and musicologists trying to include that kind of knowledge in their writing. At least, this is what we have been doing at the AEMC in the past five years.
Scholars and performers are invited to apply with papers or performance proposals on any topic and any music. Every year, though, the AEMC conference focuses on a main theme. The theme of the 5th edition of the AEMC annual Conference on Music, Communication and Performance is "Music and Politics". Keynote speaker will be Professor James Garratt, author of Music and Politics: A Critical Introduction (CUP, 2018). Keynote performer will be the Rasa String Quartet (USA), presenting music connected to the conference's main theme.
The conference will be online, like the 3rd and 4th edition, and this will be the case until we will be completely out of the pandemic. We have also noticed that this format is more inclusive, allowing people who normally do not have university funds and other forms of reimbursement (like students or independent scholars and performers) to attend. We value the contribution coming from academic people just like from outsiders.
See the Registration Form below for participation fee and application procedure.
Formats: 15-minute academic presentations (+ 5 minutes of discussion) and artistic performances (max 30 minutes); poster presentations, round-tables, panels, and other innovative forms of presentation may also be considered. The conference language is English throughout
The covers of the book+CD which resulted from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions (4th book is in the making). Here is the link to our latest publication.
A volume+CD with ISBN number, containing papers and recordings selected and approved by the Editors, and whose authors/performers have given consent to publication and signed a copyright release, is planned as a result of the conference. No additional fee is expected for inclusion in this publication
ORGANIZER & PRESIDENT OF AEMC
Alberto Nones, Pianist and Musicologist, is Professor of Piano and History of Music at the "E.R.Duni" Conservatory of Music of Matera. He graduated in Piano from the Conservatory of Trento, in Philosophy from the University of Bologna, and holds an M.Sc. in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Trento. A former Marie Curie visiting fellow at Cambridge and Fulbright and Post-Doc at Princeton, he previously taught, among other places, at the Universities of Trento, Lugano, the UAEU, the "G.Puccini" Conservatory of Music of Gallarate. Professor Nones has recently been appointed "Honorary Visiting Teacher" at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine. He is the author of four books, four edited volumes, four CDs, as well as articles, translations, encyclopedia entries, reviews. His recording of the complete Mazurkas by Chopin (Continuo, 2016) has been acclaimed by music critics in Italy and abroad; a new Chopin recording is forthcoming with Convivium Records. Professor Nones is regularly invited as a concert artist and speaker throughout Europe.
Professor ALBERTO NONES
Professor MONIKA FINK
(University of Innsbruck)
Dr. MICHAEL KLEIN (Temple University)
Professor LAWRENCE KRAMER
Dr. MICHAEL MAUL
Dr. LETIZIA MICHIELON
(Conservatory of Venezia)
Dr. HAMISH ROBB
(New Zealand School of Music
Victoria University of Wellington)
Monika Fink (Austria), 2018
Michael Maul (Germany), 2019
Lawrence Kramer (USA), 2020
Michael Klein (USA), 2021
Martin Muench (Germany), 2018
Gianluca Luisi (Italy), 2019
Eurasia Quartet (The Netherlands), 2020
Mosertrio (Austria), 2021
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2022
James Garratt is Head of Music and Professor of Music History and Aesthetics at the University of Manchester, where he also holds the position of University Organist. His research and teaching centre on German music, thought and culture in the long 19th century; aesthetic theory and the history of music aesthetics; and music, politics and political theory. James’s publications include three single-author books: Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music (Cambridge University Press, 2002); Music, Culture and Social Reform in the Age of Wagner (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and Music and Politics: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Other recent research includes a multi-media project on ‘Organ Music from the Great War’ (http://www.youtube.com/c/OrganMusicfromtheGreatWar). He is currently completing a further book for CUP on Music, Aesthetics and Values, due out in 2022. Other current projects focus on music and the politics of critique, and on the relationship between music, prefiguration and causation in contemporary political theory
RASA STRING QUARTET
KEYNOTE PERFORMANCE 2022
The Boston-based Rasa String Quartet has just won the 4th AEMC International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet has performed across the US, including appearances with Rockport Music, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Brian O’Donovan’s Rockport Celtic Festival. Rasa String Quartet is passionate about performing powerful, engaging, and unconventional programs that are inspired by a wide variety of traditions, fuse multiple genres, highlight unknown composers, and make “classical music” culturally relevant. At the AEMC Conference they will present works by the recently rediscovered African-American classical composer Florence Price.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022
Online Registration and Welcome Address
14:00 - 15:15
Professor James Garratt
14:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 18:30
15:30 - 17:30
18:45 - 19:45
Rasa String Quartet
ABOUT THIS VENUE:
Host of the Conference is the headquarter of the AEMC at "Palazzo Ferri" in Montecassiano