From the 15-31 of January 2010, the Silenced Voices Project (Forum Voix Etouffées) will organize its 4th International Festival dedicated to composers (and their musical works) that fell victim to national-socialism and their allies or sympathizers.
An international colloquium will be held on the 21-22 of January, 2010. It will accompany musical performances of relevant composers, giving the concerts a historical and scientific base. This colloquium has been placed under the official auspices of the Central Consistory of the Jewish Communities in France as well as Judeo-Christian friendship of France, among others.
The contributions to the colloquium will be published, at the end of 2010, by Hermann editions in Paris, (www.editions-hermann.fr).
The colloquium will last two days and will consist of four public sessions. The total number of presenters has been limited to 20, and each speaker will be limited to 30 minutes. The orators have to present in the English or French language, however an abtract of the paper has to be provided in French.
The colloquium is consecrated to religious and spiritual music persecuted in Nazi Germany, in allied countries (Spain, Italy, Hungary, etc.) as well as in the countries annexed or occupied during the Second World War from 1933-1945.
The presentations have to be on the subject of sacred Catholic, reformed as well as Jewish music. We will also accept proposals on the subject of sacred Oriental Christian music from the above-mentioned countries, as well as sacred orthodox or Anglican music written or performed in this same context even if it represents a minority.
The chosen composers, printed works, copies, publications and/or recordings of these works of sacred music have to be connected to the general history of Germany and Europe from 1933-1945.
The proposed abstracts cannot exceed the maximal length of 30 lines. Please send your contributions to adress or email given in this call for papers announcement.
A group of independent experts who will be selected by Amaury du Closel will carry out the selection.
The Silenced Voices Project will provide two nights stay in a hotel with breakfast included. Even though we cannot reimburse the travel expenses, we can provide the participating speakers with an official invitation, which could be useful in order to obtain funding from local authorities or institutions, which is highly encouraged.
Forum «Voix étouffées»
125, rue de Turenne
00 33 (0)6 28 51 57 74
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