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Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its tenth annual Conference 4-7 April 2002 at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and music culture are welcome, including papers dealing with other fields as they relate to music. The meeting will emphasize Venetian topics in memory of two Society members who specialized in that area and who taught in New Jersey before their untimely deaths: Tom Walker (Princeton) and Irene Alm (Rutgers). Therefore, proposals dealing with music and the other arts in seventeenth-century Venice or recognizing the 400th anniversary of Cavalli's birth, as well as suggestions for non-musical Venetian participants, are especially welcome.

Presentations may take a variety of formats, including papers 20 minutes in length, lecture-recitals (45 min.), workshops involving group participation, and roundtable discussions. The Irene Alm Memorial Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a student. It is the policy of the Society to require a year's hiatus between presentations at the annual Conferences. Five copies (four anonymous and one identified with name, address, telephone, FAX, and E-mail address) of an abstract of not more than 350 words, postmarked by 15 October 2001 should be sent to Prof. Frederick Gable, Dept. of Music, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521. Abstracts from outside the United States and Canada may be sent by FAX (one copy only) to (909) 787-4651 or by E-mail to Audio or video recordings supporting proposals for lecture-recitals are welcome, but cannot be returned.

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Call for Papers: Experience Music Project

Crafting Sounds, Creating Meaning: Making Popular Music in the U.S.

Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA
April 11 to 14, 2002

Experience Music Project (EMP) of Seattle, Washington, a museum devoted to exploring creativity and innovation as expressed through American popular music, is pleased to announce its first annual academic conference on popular music studies. It will be held in Seattle, at EMP, from April 11 to 14, 2002.

We invite papers from across all disciplines that address popular music, broadly defined in terms of genre, style, and period. While papers on all topics are welcome, we are especially interested in those papers that explore the general idea of "making popular music," from putting together sounds in composition and performance to marketing music through promotions, tours, and videos; experiencing music as a listener; and shaping pop musicıs meaning through journalism and scholarship.

Questions to explore include: How do people "make music" through composing, performing, recording, sampling, DJing, producing, managing, marketing, merchandising, consuming, listening, dancing, writing, learning, and teaching? How do ideologies of authorship, creativity, learning, talent, commerce, and technology shape our understanding of popular music texts, cultures, and histories? How do we account for the birth or rebirth of different kinds of genres, styles, and songs in different historical eras/cultures? How might we introduce meaningful music making and musical participation among children, teens, and adults?

We are interested in bringing together a wide range of perspectives on these and other issues from scholars, educators, and students, as well as people who do not ordinarily meet in an academic conference setting, including musicians, producers, and journalists. The conference will include panel discussions, keynote lectures, and concerts in EMPıs Sky Church. EMP is currently developing a popular music journal; all conference presenters will be invited to submit their papers for publication in the inaugural issue.

Proposals should include a 250-word-or-fewer abstract of the paper and a 50-word biography of the presenter. Please send all proposals by November 15, 2001, to Daniel Cavicchi at E-mail submissions are preferred, but submissions may also be sent through US mail to:

Daniel Cavicchi
Experience Music Project
2901 Third Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121

Notifications of acceptance will go out by mid-January. Attendance at the conference will require a $45.00 registration fee; additional information about the conference schedule, registration, and lodging will be made available in January on EMP's Web site,

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Call for Papers: International Machaut Society at Kalamazoo

Following are brief descriptions of the three sessions that will be sponsored by the International Machaut Society at the next meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, 2-5 May 2002). Paper proposals should be sent no later than 15 September 2001 to:

Alice V. Clark
College of Music
Loyola University New Orleans
Campus Box 8
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
fax: 504/865-2852

For further information on each session, you may also contact the individuals listed below.

Machaut and his Intellectual Milieu (Nicole Lassahn, This session is meant as a forum for investigation of Machaut's interaction - broadly conceived -- with his context(s) and contemporaries. For example, we would welcome comparative work on Machaut and other authors and musicians from his time, particularly Chaucer, Vitry, and Froissart. Papers might also explore questions of literary and musical sources and influences, including either his influence on others, or his adaptation of his own sources. Papers might also investigate political questions and court contexts or issues of patronage. "Intellectual milieu" might also provide a means for talking about Machaut's audience: his readership, audiences and venues for performance of his musical compositions, and issues of manuscript transmission.

Teaching Machaut (Margaret Hasselman,, and Janice C. Zinser, For this session, we welcome papers addressing how you have successfully taught Machaut, especially the Remede de Fortune. We are interested in papers focussing on musical or literary aspects or both, emphasizing new approaches. We are particularly interested in approaches that 1) are useful in an interdisciplinary setting, or 2) use various multimedia materials, such as the NEH-Mt. Holyoke Medieval Lyric materials. Papers should be between 15 and 20 minutes in length.

Machaut and Dissonance (Kevin N. Moll, This session proposes to explore the concept of "dissonance" in the oeuvre of Machaut and his close contemporaries. In Western music generally, the function of dissonance has been to create harmonic tension or motion, and its resolution has been a constant element of style, typically constituting a cornerstone of harmonic theory and practice in various periods. One of the most intriguing aspects of the Ars nova repertoire, however, is precisely that its practical conception of dissonance treatment has proved to be notoriously intransigent to account for, and this is especially true in the music of Machaut himself. By extension, dissonance can also refer to the lack of harmony in non-musical spheres (e.g., poetic structure or content), again presumably requiring (though perhaps not always successfully achieving) resolution. We therefore encourage considerations of all aspects of Machaut's treatment of dissonance, musical and otherwise.

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Conference Announcements

Conference Announcement: Pacific Northwest Graduate Music Students Conference

Twelfth Annual Pacific Northwest Graduate Music Students Conference

12-13 October 2001

University of Victoria
Victoria, BC

This annual conference is hosted alternately by the University of Washington, the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia.

The deadline for paper proposals is past.  For more information:


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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: International Villa-Lobos Conference

In addition to the message below, readers are invited to see the web-page of the International Villa-Lobos Conference at

International Villa-Lobos Conference Paris, France 2002

Description: This first international conference on the work and life of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos is intended to provide researchers, musicians, and all others interested in the composer a space for discussing their contributions to the study of his legacy. Participants will come into contact with the most recent scholarship on Villa-Lobos, and will have the opportunity to discuss their own work with the world's leading researchers on the subject. The conference is intended also to establish a ground for future efficient communication among the Villa-Lobos community, as well as for developing shared projects with partners from all over the globe. We warmly welcome perspectives on new topics related to Villa-Lobos's life and music, and we also encourage discussions about well-known issues in Villa-Lobos research. We expect the ensemble of contributions to aid in better comprehension of both far-ranging aspects of Villa-Lobos as well as specific and central issues in the study of the composer. We further believe that this landmark conference will be highly effective in helping us to better enjoy and appreciate the music of one of the most important composers of the twentieth century. Schedule and location The conference will be held in Paris, where Villa-Lobos lived during the 1920s. While symbolic as regards the composer's life and work, this city is also the ideal location for the international community of researchers interested in Villa-Lobos to gather. The conference will take place at the Institut Culturel Finlandais, in the heart of Paris.


Institut Culturel Finlandais
60, rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris
Date: April 10-13, 2002

Organizing committee
President: Pierre Vidal
Vice-President: Eero Tarasti
Secretaries: Luiz Fernando Lima, Alvaro Guimarces

Honorary board members
Marcos de Azambuja
Nokl Devos
Roberto Duarte
Girard Hugon
Josi Maria Neves
Lisa Peppercorn
Mercedes Reis Pequeno
Danihle Pistone
Turmbio Santos
Ana Stella Schic
Simon Wright

The conference will focus on a number of topics as follows:
1. Villa-Lobos: the person
2. Persons around Villa-Lobos
3. Nationalism and Villa-Lobos
4. Villa-Lobos and music education
5. Villa-Lobos and European influences
6. Villa-Lobos and Brazilian popular sources
7. Tradition versus rupture: clichis and vanguard experimentation
8. Villa-Lobos's musical language
9. Influence of Villa-Lobos's work on future generations

In addition to individual papers, there will be round tables at which distinguished Villa-Lobos specialists will present their contributions.

Also, a number of concerts will take place during the conference, and the privileged site of the meeting will allow easy access to the concert halls. Further information about the program and concerts will be made available as the conference approaches.

Registration and submissions
Participants who are presenting a paper are requested to register before the conference begins. Conference staff will receive enrolled participants upon arrival at the Institut Culturel Finlandais. All participants must pay the registration fee. Full-time students are asked to present qualified proof of their status to staff members at the registration desk. Participants attending the conference but not giving a paper may register and pay the enrollment fee at the registration desk.

Individual papers should last 30 minutes. That duration includes time for presenting examples and for discussion with the audience. Persons who wish to present papers should send an abstract before October 1st, 2001 either to this address:

University of Helsinki
PL 35 (Vironkatu 1)
00014 University of Helsinki
Fax: +358 9 191 24755

Applications by email should be sent to the following email addresses:
Luiz Fernando Lima
Eero Tarasti

Applications should contain the following information in 1-2 pages:

Personal data: name, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, email address
Short curriculum vitae and institutional affiliation
Title and abstract of proposal (no more than 300 words)
Preferred theme under which the paper should be placed
Audio-visual or computer equipment required (please include technical details)

Papers may be presented in English, French, or Portuguese. Notification of acceptance of submissions will be made by November 1, 2001. Fees should be paid no later than March 1st, 2002 in the case of participants presenting a paper. An administration cost, the amount of which will vary according to country, will be deducted from refunds to persons who cancel their registration after paying the fee. Refunds will be issued only if the cancellation is made no later than ten days before the conference starts.

Registration fees:
Participants giving a paper: 600 FF
Participants not giving a paper: 300 FF
Students: 250 FF

Fees should be paid in French francs or in Euros to the conference bank account:
30003 03080 00037266521 36
Institut Finlandais, Sociiti ginirale, Paris Sorbonne

Associated internet links
Villa-Lobos Museum (in Portuguese and English):
Institut Culturel Finlandais (in French and Finnish):
University of Helsinki: Musicology (in English, Finnish, and Swedish):
Villa-Lobos Website (in English):

Conference date: April 10-13, 2002
Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2001
Email addresses for abstracts and inquires:,
Place of the conference:
Institut Culturel Finlandais
60 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris
Tel: 01 40 51 89 09

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Conference Announcement: Messiaen Conference at University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield will be hosting a conference on Messiaen in 2002 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the composer's death. The conference will run from Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June. A call for papers will be posted later in 2001. Enquiries at this stage should be sent to Dr Christopher Dingle (

Dr Christopher Dingle
Research Fellow,
Department of Music,
University of Sheffield,
Sheffield S10 2TN
Tel.: +44 (0) 114 222 0494
Fax.: +44 (0) 114 266 8053

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Conference Announcement: American Bach Society, Houston 2002

EVENT: American Bach Society, Houston 2002

HOST: University of Houston/Rice University

DATE: 26-28 April 2002



The American Bach Society ( will hold its biennial meeting April 26-28, 2002, at the University of Houston and Rice University in Houston, Texas. The meeting, whose theme is "J.S. Bach: Liturgy--Music--Theology," will offer lectures and musical performances, including one by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra sponsored by Houston Early Music.

The ABS invites proposals for papers on all aspects of Bach research; proposals that focus on the conference theme are especially welcome. Please send a one-page abstract (with the proposer's name and contact information) by September 1, 2001 to or to Daniel R. Melamed, School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA.



Daniel R. Melamed

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Journal-Related Announcements

New Journal Issue: Musurgia VII/3-4

Just released: Musurgia vol. VII/3-4 (2001), two issues in one volume.

Table of Contents (accents omitted)

Vol. VII/3 Olga BLUTEAU, De Josquin a Passereau: quatre chansons en leur temps Alice TACAILLE, Sandrine DUMONT, David JANELA, La chanson polyphonique de la Renaissance Annie COEURDEVEY, Josquin des Pres, *Nymphes des bois*, deploration sur la mort d'Ockeghem: de l'etude des sources a l'analyse

Vol. VII/4 Gilles MOUELLIC, Improvisation: Le jazz comme modele. Du *bepop* au *free jazz* -- Etude Didier ROPERS, Improvisation: Le jazz comme modele. Du *bepop* au *free jazz* -- Analyses Benjamin HALAY, *Body and Soul* (1930). Musique de John Waldo Green, paroles de Robert Sour, Edward Heyman et Franck Eyton Yves KRIER, *Partiels*, de Gerard Grisey, manifestation d'une nouvelle esthetique

Rubrique informatique et analyse (Marcel MESNAGE) Anthony R. Burton & Tania Vladimirova, Generation of musical sequences with genetic analysis, Computer Music Journal

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New Journal Issue: Theory and Practice 25

I am pleased to announce that Theory and Practice, volume 25 (2000) is now available. Subscribers for the year 1999-2000 will be receiving it in the mail within the next week or so. The following is a rough table of contents for this volume:

Articles by Joseph Brumbeloe on Bach violin music; Ted Conner on semiotic analysis of a Trio from Le Nozze di Figaro; Donald Traut on Schenker analysis of Stravinsky's Piano Concerto; Stephen Slottow on music of Carl Ruggles; and a review-essay by Chandler Carter of Jonathan Cross's book, The Stravinsky Legacy.

Please support Theory and Practice by renewing your subscription.

New subscribers, contact Timothy Johnson:

For back issues, contact Joel Galand:

Thank you.

Mark Anson-Cartwright, Editor

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New Journal Issue: Moussikos Loghos vol. 1/no. 2

We are pleased to announce the publication of vol. 1/no. 2 of Moussikos Loghos, the journal published by the Music Department of Ionian University (Corfu-Greece).


Pyrros Bamichas
Giovanni Paolo Colonna's Psalmi ad Vesperas (1694)

Michalis Lapidakis
Collage in Music: The Use of Borrowed Material in Music Creation

Anastasia Georgaki
Protean Metamorphoses of the Synthetic Singing Voice in Contemporary Music Research and Creation

Kostis Demertzis
Linguistic Models in Music Analysis

Charis Xanthoudakis
J.S. in the Manner of G.S. [= Johann Sebastian [Bach] in the Manner of George Seferis]

Janni Christou
Letter to Theodore Antoniou [facsimile]

Stefania Merakos
Dimitri Mitropoulos: Two Letters to C. P. Cavafy

Hugo Gaisser
Italian-Greek Church Music (1905)

The Indices Graecorum de Musica Librorum Recentiorum Project of the Ionian University
Index to Minos Dounias' Mousikokritika (1963)

Zozi Papadopoulos
"Praising the Gods": Congress on Music and Religion in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Bretagne, 16-18 December 1999)

Panos Vlagopoulos
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference (Oxford, 20-22 August 2000)

Anastasia Siopsi
Secondary Literature on Dimitri Mitropoulos: An Overview

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New Journal Issue: Music Perception, Summer 2001

The Summer 2001 issue of Music Perception contains the following:

Infants' Responsiveness to Fathers' Singing, by Colleen T. O'Neill, Laurel J. Trainor, & Sandra E. Trehub

Musical Soundtracks as a Schematic Influence on the Cognitive Processing of Filmed Events, by Marilyn J. Boltz

Tapping to Ragtime: Cues to Pulse Finding, by Joel Snyder & Carol L. Krumhansl

Absolute Pitch in Williams Syndrome, by Howard M. Lenhoff, Olegario Perales, & Gregory Hickok

NOTES & COMMENTS Refinements to the Ergonomic Model for Keyboard Fingering of Parncutt, Sloboda, Clarke, Raekallio, and Desain, by J. Pieter Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW "The Origins of Music" by Nils J. Wallin, Bjorn Merker, & Steven Brown, reviewed by Ian Cross. 

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Other Announcements

Scholarship Announcement: University of Newcastle

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, University of Newcastle, UK

Whittaker Studentship

The Department of Music is offering one postgraduate studentship, funded at AHRB equivalent rates (circa GBP7500 per annum and tuition fees paid) to an outstanding candidate.

ELIGIBILITY: students applying to study full-time for a Masters or PhD degree in the Department of Music at Newcastle University

The studentship is available for up to 3 years (awards may be for shorter periods).

Applicants who wish to be considered should complete a postgraduate application form and an application form for the studentship. See for downloadable application form for the Whittaker studentship. See for downloadable postgraduate application form (needs ADOBE). See for online postgraduate application form.

The closing date for applications is 31 July. Further information, and hard copies of both forms, are available from the Department secretary: tel +44-(0)191 222 6736; fax +44-(0)191 222 5242; email

For more information about the Department of Music see

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