We invite proposals for the third international and interdisciplinary conference of the Art Song Platform's Art Song: A Global Force. Online event 1 March 2024
The Art Song Platform's Art Song out of the Concert Hall, held online in 2021, brought together a broad range of scholars and performers discussing the impact of digital technology on the performance and reception of art song.
As digital streaming of recorded or live music events continues to be a vital platform and point of access for both performers and audiences - providing a truly global reach far beyond live chamber settings - we invite proposals investigating art song's cultural work, diverse performance contexts, mobility, and innovative use of media. Suggested topics may include (and are not limited to):
- Art Song as global creative practice
- Empirical Musicology
- Language and Translation
- New Frontiers - Digital Impact, Approaches, and AI
- Climate and Environment
- Cultural Memory and Legacy
- War and Conflict
We also invite papers focusing on historical, psychological, sociological, cultural, political and economic aspects pertaining to art song: its audiences, reception, locations, and institutions. The event aims to unite scholars, performing artists, and all those interested in the beauty, power, and potential of art song as a tool for change, connection and community. To facilitate this, the event will feature a panel of industry voices who work in art song.
Contributions from PhD students and early career scholars/performers, and those from related disciplines such as literary studies, sound studies and ethnomusicology are encouraged. The conference’s focus on art song does not have temporal, ethnographic, stylistic, or geographic restrictions. The wide range of applicable themes actively renders possibilities for connections, breaks, and continuities. A broad range of contributions will help elucidate how contemporary art song practice can promote new ways of hearing, viewing, and experiencing the text-music partnership.
We invite the following formats:
Individual Papers - 15 mins
Panels - 45 mins
Performance-Presentations - 15 mins
To apply, please send an abstract (c.300-words, including your preferred format, presentation requirements, and details of all presenters (if proposing a panel)) and a short biography (c.120-words) by 4th December 2023 to email@example.com
We will inform you by the end of December if your presentation has been accepted.
Art Song Platform Committee:
Verica Grmuša, Goldsmiths, London
Nicole Panizza, Coventry University
Stewart Campbell, University of York
Dates & times
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|1 Mar 2024||10:00am - 4:00pm|
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