Call for Submissions — Ncounters: Ideas and Music
University of Alberta: March 4-5, 2016.
The Graduate Music Student’s Association of the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a call for papers for our annual Ncounters conference. The conference will take place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016.
The aim of this conference is to showcase innovative graduate research, providing a forum for students to present their work and engage with their colleagues in an interdisciplinary, scholarly environment. Ncounters is an inclusive, multi-format conference. We encourage submissions from any area of music research, including ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, popular music, composition, education, and performance. We also welcome interdisciplinary submissions from students across the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Papers may address one of the following suggested topics, or any topic in the study of music:
- Performing ‘Community’
- Musical Dialogues and Cross Cultural Exchanges
- Rethinking Creative Agency
- Music Beyond Borders and Territories
- Exploring (Musical) Sound and Affect
Paper presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes with a ten-minute question period following each presentation.
We also welcome Compositions and Lecture-Recitals. In these presentations, the speaker is allotted 30 minutes, followed by a ten-minute question period. For compositions, please send submission samples in either an MP3 or MP4 format, or a URL link. If attaching a score, please format it as a PDF file. We are accepting:
- Composed concert works (please note that the composer must arrange for performers, otherwise a recording may be presented)
- Electroacoustic compositions
- Improvised music performances
- Installations (please note that space is limited)
Please check out our website for updates, scheduling, and further details: http://ncounters.wordpress.com/