Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performances

The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performances
10–12 September 2010, at the Department of Doctoral Studies in Musical Performance and Research, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.

Call for Papers
The Embodiment of Authority Conference will be part of the recently formed international network of innovative discussion on the study of performance in the arts. One of the key aims is to look for common denominators, to link different trends in an area that seems to be developing into a major field of research in many countries. The social practices of performing, rehearsing, documenting and theorising, as well as the deconstruction of the creative process in performance, lie at the very heart of the conference.

One of the questions to be addressed is that of "authorship" and collaborative creativity in art. In The Embodiment of Authority Conference, the multi-material aspects of the creativities of the composers, performers, listeners and other agents such as sound technicians or even patrons (cf. Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos), are taken into account in the act of performance.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday 30th April 2010.

More details on http://www.embodimentofauthority.net/

Teresa VV

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