“Sounding Community, Communities of Sound”

Extension: July 21, 2018 at 11:59 Needing Performance Proposals

Dates: October 5-6, 2018

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/isamsuiuc/conference

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) is pleased to announce that we are accepting abstracts and proposals for our 2018 interdisciplinary graduate symposium, which will focus on the many ways sound creates and intersects with diverse communities.

We are interested in how sound and community resonate with and construct each other, and welcome boundary-crossing perspectives engaging this topic from both scholarship and the performance arts. We invite presentations situated in anthropology, composition, dance, ethnomusicology, musicology, musical performance, and theater arts, as well as sound studies, acoustemology, acoustics, media studies, and urban planning, among others. Our aim is to cultivate a program of scholarly papers and artistic presentations that illustrate the sound/music-community interface.

For Performers/Composers: We encourage pieces/performances that demonstrate the notion of “sounded community” and/or “communities of/in/as sound.” This may include artistic endeavors or works that, for example, draw together communities, that advocate on behalf of communities, or that encourage community collaboration.

Abstracts & Proposals:

  • Each paper or performance should be no longer than twenty minutes in length.

  • Each presentation will be followed by ten minutes of Q&A or conversation.

  • Abstracts and proposals should include (within prose or in list form) a description of technological and/or performance (spatial or otherwise) requirements. NB: We are able to consider performances of compositions requiring local musicians.

  • If you are unsure if your presentation idea meets our requirements, please contact us at isamscholars -at- gmail.com.

Each abstract and proposal should be 250-300 words and include the submitter’s name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and degree program. Please email abstracts and proposals to isamscholars -at- gmail.com.

All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by August 18, 2018.


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