CALL FOR PAPERS
18th Annual Western University Graduate Symposium on Music
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario, Canada
The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 18th annual Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM), August 25th–26th, 2017. This year Dr. Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers (University of Ottawa) will be delivering the keynote address, and Dr. Jonathan De Souza (Western University) will be leading a graduate student workshop entitled “Musical Instruments and Embodied Performance.”
The program committee invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of music, including but by no means limited to music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music cognition, music education, composition, and performance. We welcome papers on any topic, and encourage a diversity of excellence in research across many fields. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:59PM EST.
Workshop Description: “Musical Instruments and Embodied Performance”
Though music “itself” is invisible and intangible, instrumental performance involves concrete objects and actions, which might be seen by audience members or felt by players. How, then, might instruments and bodies mediate musical organization and meaning? How is sound supplemented by visual or corporeal aspects of body-instrument interaction?
This workshop will explore interdisciplinary perspectives on instruments and embodiment—from ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music cognition, music theory, and the philosophy of music. Drawing on these approaches, participants will also investigate materialities of performance in classical, popular, and non-Western music examples.
The Society of Graduate Students in Music, Western University