Dear colleagues,

The SMT Improvisation Interest Group is soliciting proposals for a paper
session at the Interest Group meeting at AMS/SMT in Vancouver. The meeting
will take place Friday November 4 at 5:15pm.

The theme of the session is “Analysis of Improvisation.” We are
particularly interested in questions like:

- What does analyzing improvised music entail?
- How do we think and write about improvisational acts?
- Where and how do we draw the line between composition and improvisation?
- What sorts of tools are appropriate for the analysis of composed v.
improvised music?

Papers that focus on an actual analysis of an improvised performance would
of course be welcome too.

This proposal is for 20-minute papers, with a few minutes for discussion

Please send 250-word abstracts to Chris Stover (stoverc -at-
and Max Guido (massimiliano.guido -at- by September 11, 2016 at
11:59pm. Notifications will be sent by September 18.

All best wishes,
Chris Stover and Max Guido


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