music, communication and performance  2023
24-25 June 

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.  The special focus of this edition is "Musical Metamorphoses from Premodernity to Postmodernity"

The abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2023

The AEMC conference is designed for a limited number of participants in order to ensure our customary levels of collegiality and scholarly and artistic excellence

Abstracts of max 150 words must be sent to aemc.montecassiano@gmail.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

Decisions will be notified by mid-May. The full registration deadline is 31 May 2023

ABOUT

5th Academic Conference on Music, Communication and Performance:

Musical Metamorphoses from Premodernity to Postmodernity

Scholars and performers are invited to apply with papers or performance proposals on any topic and any music, as customary at the AEMC conferences. Every year, though, the AEMC conference focuses on a main theme. The theme of the next edition of the AEMC annual Conference on Music, Communication and Performance is "Musical Metamorphoses from Premodernity to Postmodernity". Keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Heller (Princeton University). Keynote performer will be Professor Alberto Nones ("E.R.Duni" Conservatory of Music of Matera).

This year we will finally go back to the traditional, highly successful format of the conference physically held in Montecassiano. The AEMC conference is one of a kind. The AEMC headquarter is located in Montecassiano, one of "Italy's most beautiful villages", at the noble level of a neoclassical palace with frescoed celings. A wonderful Baroque church serves as the AEMC auditorium, equipped with projector and concert grand.

Montecassiano offers the total peace of a medieval village surrounded by city walls, but is just a few kilometers from the lively town of Macerata, with its university and theaters (like the Sferisterio Opera Festival), and thirty minutes from the Adriatic sea, with the pristine beaches of Mount Conero. One can also take the opportunity to visit religious and cultural centers of primary importance, such as the Loreto Basilica or poet Giacomo Leopardi's birthplace in Recanati, where Beniamino Gigli too was born. Conference participants are usually accommodated at Villa Quiete, a boutique hotel located in a mansion of Montecassiano where Gioachino Rossini sojourned.

Here you can find the registration form with all info.

Formats: 20-minute academic presentations (+ 10 minutes of discussion) and artistic performances (max 45 minutes); poster presentations, round-tables, panels, and other innovative forms of presentation may also be considered.

The conference language is English throughout

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The covers of the book+CD which resulted from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions. Here  is the link to our latest publication.
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REGISTRATION FORM WITH ALL INFO

 

A volume+CD with ISBN number, containing papers and recordings selected/approved by the Editors, and whose authors/performers have given consent to publication and signed a copyright release, is expected as a result of the conference, but not guaranteed, as all AEMC publications undergo an independent peer review process. No additional fee is expected for inclusion in the eventual publication stemming from the conference

People

ALBERTO NONES
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ORGANIZER & PRESIDENT OF AEMC 

Alberto Nones, Pianist and Philosopher/Historian of Music, is Professor of Piano at the "E.R.Duni" Conservatory of Music of Matera, where he also teaches Music History and Historiography. 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 and 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, three edited volumes, articles, translations, encyclopedia entries, reviews, and, above all, many piano recordings. Professor Nones is regularly invited as a concert artist and speaker throughout Europe.

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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Professor ALBERTO NONES
(President)

Professor MONIKA FINK
(University of Innsbruck)

Dr. MICHAEL KLEIN (Temple University)

Professor LAWRENCE KRAMER
(Fordham University)

Dr. MICHAEL MAUL
(Bach-Archiv)

Dr. LETIZIA MICHIELON
(Conservatory of Venezia)

Dr. HAMISH ROBB
(New Zealand School of Music 
Victoria University of Wellington)
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Monika Fink (Austria), 2018


Michael Maul (Germany), 2019


Lawrence Kramer (USA), 2020


Michael Klein (USA), 2021

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KEYNOTE PERFORMERS

Martin Muench (Germany), 2018


Gianluca Luisi (Italy), 2019


Eurasia Quartet (The Netherlands), 2020


Mosertrio (Austria), 2021

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WENDY HELLER
KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2023
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Recognized as one of the leading scholars of baroque music, Professor Wendy Heller, is the Scheide Professor of Music and Director of the Program in Italian Studies at Princeton.  Heller, who served as the Music Department Chair from 2015-2022, has published widely on 17th- and 18th-century opera from interdisciplinary perspectives, with emphasis on gender and sexuality, art history, Italian literature, dance history and the classical tradition. Author of the award-winning Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women’s Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice  Heller‘s publications include the innovative textbook Music in the Baroque  and its companion “Anthology of Music in the Baroque.” She was also a co-editor for  Staging History: Historical Drama in Britain and America, 1780–1860  and the volume Performing Homer: The Journey from Epic to Opera.” Recently published articles include “Listening to Baroque Music History” in the award-winning Norton Guide to Teaching Music History, “Bach and the Soprano Voice” in the  volume Rethinking Bach (Oxford University Press, 2021), and “‘Una Lingua Sciolta’: Listening to the Voice of Anna Renzi,” in Claudio Monteverdi’s Venetian Operas: Sources, Performance, Interpretation (Routledge, 2022).

Heller, who also trained as a professional singer, maintains a strong interest in performance, promoting collaborations between scholars and performers, and has been a driving force in the production of baroque operas at Princeton and most recently was dramaturg for Princeton’s groundbreaking virtual production of Cavalli’s  La Calisto  in 2019.  Heller is a member of the editorial board for Francesco Cavalli’s “Opere” (Bären-reiter); her edition of Cavalli’s Veremonda, L’amazzone di Aragona (1652), produced at the 2016 Schwetzingen Festival, will be published in 2023. A member of the board of the American Handel Society, Heller is also editing Handel’s Admeto  for Bärenreiter.  For the past few years, she has also been a faculty participant in the Peking Opera Immersion program, in collaboration with the Program in East Asian Studies. 

Heller’s current projects include the monograph Animating Ovid: Opera and the Metamorphoses of Antiquity in Early Modern Italy  for University of California Press and is coediting Barbara Strozzi: In Context with Beth Glixon for Cambridge University Press.

Winner of the Rome Prize in Post-Classical Humanist Studies, Heller has also been a Mellon Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Columbia University, a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford, and an appointee at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies.

Heller, who joined Princeton’s faculty in 1998, holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and a master’s degree in musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a PhD from Brandeis University.

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ALBERTO NONES
KEYNOTE PERFORMER 2023

A musician who keeps together piano art and cultural engagement, Nones's recordings include the complete Mazurkas by Chopin (Continuo Records, 2016, 2CDs), Brahms's Sonatas for Piano and Violin (with violinist Franco Mezzena), Arts Songs by Pietro Cimara (with soprano Nunzia Santodirocco), another Chopin recording released in June 2022 by Convivium Records, and a most recent album, featuring music by living Ukrainian composer Silvestrov and Russian composer Rachmaninov, the revenues of which go entirely to an Italian-Moroccan human rights activist who aids refugees from all wars. Professor Nones's performance will center around this Music for Peace program.

Schedule
 

Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023

9:00 - 11:00
SESSION 3 
Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:15
SESSION 4
Break
13:30
Registration and Welcome 
14:00 - 16:00
14:30- 15:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH 
Wendy Heller
Coffee Break
SESSION 1
 
16:00 - 18:00
PERFORMANCES
Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30
SESSION 2
 
Break
18:15
Closing Remarks
Break
19:00 - 20:30
Conference Dinner
18:30
Wine Tasting
21:00 - 22:00
KEYNOTE PERFORMANCE
Alberto Nones

Sponsors

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Venue

ABOUT THIS VENUE:

Host of the Conference is the headquarter of the AEMC at "Palazzo Ferri" in Montecassiano

Address of the organizer:
AEMC
Piazza Cingolani 4
62010 Montecassiano (MC) 
Italy