The Music Department at the University of Otago announces an international conference in New Zealand
RE-THINKING MUSIC IN ART:
NEW DIRECTIONS IN
MUSIC DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND 26 – 28 JUNE 2008
This conference aims to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in the way music and musicians are represented in the visual arts. The conference will provide a forum for wide-ranging discussions on future directions, opportunities and challenges for research in music iconography.
Professor Richard Leppert, (Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota), speaking on "Acoustic Culture/Visual Culture (Music, Time, and the Self)"
Dr Antonio Baldassarre (President of the Commission Mixte of the Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale), speaking on "The place of music iconography in institutions of higher education"
We welcome papers from scholars whose research takes them into the intersection between music and the visual. The conference is especially concerned with issues of methodology, new or under-utilised subject matter, and the relationship between music iconography and other fields of musicology. Some specific topics include:
◊ Methodology in music iconography: the varieties of approach to music in art
◊ Interdisciplinarity and music iconography: strengths and weaknesses
◊ Music in art in the Asia-Pacific region, especially indigeneity and identity in music imagery
◊ Popular music and imagery, such as record covers
◊ Music iconography and performance practice: authenticity and imagery in the postmodern paradigm
◊ Portraiture of musicians: portraits as cultural history, and approaches to researching.
Free papers are also most welcome.
Paper abstracts, single spaced and no longer than 200 words, must be submitted electronically as a .doc or .rtf file by email attachment by 1 March 2008 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please visit the Conference Homepage
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