Friday, December 8, 2017

Fwd: MUME 2018 - Call For Submissions

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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((( MUME 2018 )))

The 6th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation

http://musicalmetacreation.org

June 25-26, 2018, Salamanca, Spain.


MUME 2018 is to be held at the University of Salamanca in conjunction
with the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity,
ICCC 2018.


=== Important Dates ===

Workshop submission deadline: March 2nd, 2018

Notification date: April 30th, 2018

Camera-ready version: May 25th, 2018

Workshop dates: June 25-26, 2018

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Metacreation applies tools and techniques from artificial
intelligence, artificial life, and machine learning, themselves often
inspired by cognitive and natural science, for creative tasks. Musical
Metacreation studies the design and use of these generative tools and
theories for music making: discovery and exploration of novel musical
styles and content, collaboration between human performers and
creative software "partners", and design of systems in gaming and
entertainment that dynamically generate or modify music.


MUME intents to bring together artists, practitioners, and researchers
interested in developing systems that autonomously (or interactively)
recognize, learn, represent, compose, generate, complete, accompany,
or interpret music. As such, we welcome contributions to the theory or
practice of generative music systems and their applications in new
media, digital art, and entertainment at large.


Topics

===========================

We encourage paper and demo submissions on MUME-related topics,
including the following:

-- Models, Representation and Algorithms for MUME

---- Novel representations of musical information

---- Advances or applications of AI, machine learning, and statistical
techniques for generative music

---- Advances of A-Life, evolutionary computing or agent and
multi-agent based systems for generative music

---- Computational models of human musical creativity

-- Systems and Applications of MUME

---- Systems for autonomous or interactive music composition

---- Systems for automatic generation of expressive musical interpretation

---- Systems for learning or modeling music style and structure

---- Systems for intelligently remixing or recombining musical material

---- Online musical systems (i.e. systems with a real-time element)

---- Adaptive and generative music in video games

---- Generative systems in sound synthesis, or automatic synthesizer design

---- Techniques and systems for supporting human musical creativity

---- Emerging musical styles and approaches to music production and
performance involving the use of AI systems

---- Applications of musical metacreation for digital entertainment:
sound design, soundtracks, interactive art, etc.

-- Evaluation of MUME

---- Methodologies for qualitative or quantitative evaluation of MUME systems

---- Studies reporting on the evaluation of MUME

---- Socio-economical Impact of MUME

---- Philosophical implication of MUME

---- Authorship and legal implications of MUME


Submission Format and Requirements

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Please make submissions via the EasyChair system at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mume2018


The workshop is a day and a half event that includes:

-Presentations of FULL TECHNICAL PAPERS (8 pages maximum)

-Presentations of POSITION PAPERS and WORK-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS (5 pages maximum)

-Presentations of DEMONSTRATIONS (3 pages maximum) which present
outputs of systems (working live or offline).


All papers should be submitted as complete works. Demo systems should
be tested and working by the time of submission, rather than be
speculative. We encourage audio and video material to accompany and
illustrate the papers (especially for demos). We ask that authors
arrange for their web hosting of audio and video files, and give URL
links to all such files within the text of the submitted paper.


Submissions do not have to be anonymized, as we use single-blind
reviewing. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program
committee members.



Workshop papers will be published as MUME 2018 Proceedings and will be
archived with an ISBN number. Please use the updated MuMe paper
template to format your paper. Also please feel free to edit the
licence entry (at the bottom left of the first page of the new
template). We created a new MUME 2018 template based on AAAI template.
The MUME 2018 latex and Word template is available at:

http://musicalmetacreation.org/buddydrive/file/mume2018_templates


Submission should be uploaded using MUME 2018 EasyChair portal:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mume2018


For complete details on attendance, submissions and formatting, please
visit the workshop website: http://musicalmetacreation.org


Presentation and Multimedia Equipment:

==========================================

We will provide a video projection system as well as a stereo audio
system for use by presenters at the venue. Additional equipment
required for presentations and demonstrations should be supplied by
the presenters. Contact the Workshop Chair to discuss any special
equipment and setup needs/concerns.


Attendance

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It is expected that at least one author of each accepted submission
will attend the workshop to present their contribution. We also
welcome those who would like to attend the workshop without
presenting. Workshop registration will be available through the ICCC
2018 conference system.



History

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MUME 2018 builds on the enthusiastic response and participation we
received for the past occurrences of MUME series:

MUME 2012 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2012 at Stanford):

http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2012/

MUME 2013 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2013 at NorthEastern):

http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2013/

MUME 2014 (held in conjunction with AIIDE 2014 at North Carolina):

http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2014/

MUME 2016 (held in conjunction with ICCC 2016 at Université Pierre et
Marie Curie):

http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2016/

MUME 2017 (held in conjunction with ICCC 2017 at Georgia Institute of
Technology):

http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2017/


Questions & Requests

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Please direct any inquiries/suggestions/special requests to the
Workshop Chair, Philippe Pasquier (pasquier@sfu.ca).


Workshop Organizers

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Pr. Philippe Pasquier (Workshop Chair)

School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

Simon Fraser University, Canada

http://metacreation.net/

https://www.kadenze.com/programs/generative-art-and-computational-creativity


Pr. Arne Eigenfeldt

School for the Contemporary Arts

Simon Fraser University, Canada


Dr. Oliver Bown

Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney, Australia


Kıvanç Tatar (MUME Administration and Publicity Assistant)

PhD Candidate

School of Interactive Arts and Technology,

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.


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http://musicalmetacreation.org


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MUME Steering Committee


Andrew Brown

Griffith University, Australia

Anna Jordanous

University of Kent, UK

Bob Keller

Harvey Mudd College, US

Róisín Loughran

University College Dublin, Ireland

Michael Casey

Dartmouth College, US

Benjamin Smith

Purdue University Indianapolis, US


--
Kıvanç Tatar
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PhD Candidate
Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Email: kivanctatar@gmail.com
Website: https://kivanctatar.wordpress.com/

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Fwd: CALL FOR PAPERS - THE ORFEU JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC


The ORFEU Journal, from PPGMUS / UDESC (BRAZIL), announces a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the Psychology of Music, to be released in July 2018. The ORFEU Journal is a publication of the Postgraduate Programme in Music (PPGMUS) of the Centre for the Arts (CEART) of Santa Catarina State University (UDESC). ORFEU welcomes academic work which has national and/or international scope.
The Special Issue on the Psychology of Music will be coordinated by the invited editors Professor Graham Welch (UCL Institute of Education) and Dr. Luciana Hamond (UDESC). The aim of this Special Issue is to disseminate knowledge of research studies in the interface between psychology of music and music education. This Special Issue also encourages the dissemination of research in psychology of music which reports research methodologies with practical implications for music education. Articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese are welcome, as well as translations (or commentated versions) of original articles. Suggested topics for this Special Issue are:
- Cognition and music education
- Creativity and music education
- Feedback and music education
- Music and the brain
- Music and well-being
- Musical behaviour and development (childhood; adolescence; adults and older adults; and special needs)
- Musical learning and teaching (individual and in groups)
- Musical performance
- Technology and music education
Papers should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words (excluding title, abstract, keywords and references).  Submissions can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese, and should address at least one of the topics listed above. Researchers should avoid referring to their own names within the submitted papers. Acceptance of paper submissions will be determined by anonymous peer review. Researchers should pay close attention to proofreading and formatting in order to ensure that the submitted paper is sufficiently well-presented for publishing in the ORFEU's Special Issue in Psychology of Music. Please also make sure that you address any comments made by the peer reviewers in the review process.
Deadline for submissions: 18/02/2018 
*If you are not registered on the ORFEU Journal system, please register yourself as an author before submitting your paper.
Link for registration on the ORFEU Journal system
Link for author guidelines:
Should you have questions about any of the above points, feel free to write to revistaorfeu@gmail.com, by writing on the subject area: "Psychology of Music".
 
Kind regards,
Dr. Luciana Hamond (Invited Editor, UDESC, Brazil)
Professor Graham Welch (Invited Editor, UCL-Institute of Education, UK)
 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fwd: PhD studentships in Music at the University of Huddersfield

Five fully-funded Music PhD studentships for 2018

The University of Huddersfield announces five new, fully-funded Music PhD studentships, for study in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology and analysis, to commence in October 2018. The studentships are attached to three programmes of research:

- ERC-funded project 'Interactive Research in Music as Sound': three 4-year studentships http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGB678/3-music-phd-studentships-within-the-irimas-project/

- ERC-funded project 'Fluid Corpus Manipulation': one 3.5-year studentship http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGA437/phd-studentship-in-musicology-analysis-in-huddersfield-uk-tracking-the-creative-process  

- University of Huddersfield Studentship in Contemporary Music Studies: one 3-year studentship http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGC146/phd-studentship-in-contemporary-music-studies 

Each studentship offers a full fee-waiver and stipend at UK Research Council level. The studentships are open to UK, EU and international applicants. Successful applicants will join one of the UK's largest and liveliest postgraduate research communities in Music.

Deadline for applications is 15 January 2018. For further details and contact names, please follow the links above.

 

 

Prof Robert Adlington

Queen's Anniversary Prize Chair in Contemporary Music, University of Huddersfield

r.c.adlington -at- hud.ac.uk

 

 

University of Huddersfield inspiring tomorrow's professionals.


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fwd: FW: Voice Geek Conference




Voice Geek Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS


Voice Workshop Ltd is organising a conference aimed at linking theory to practice and we have invited Ken Bozeman over as a key note speaker. We are currently calling for papers and the ethos of the conference is to to encourage new researchers to present alongside established pedagogues. 

Papers are solicited in all aspects of singing pedagogy but we especially welcome papers that bridge the gap between theory and practice. The conference link is https://www.voiceworkshop.co.uk/voice-geek-conference/
  
               

As a member of the IOE we are offering a 20% discount, conference rate £76.
This offer is not available online please book via email to deestallan@voiceworkshop.co.uk quoting promo code IOE418

I trust this is okay?

 

Kind Regards

Dee Stallan P.A.

Voice Workshop Ltd

Office 21

North Colbea Business Centre

340 The Crescent

Colchester

Essex

CO4 9AD

Office : (01206) 848421

www.voiceworkshop.co.uk

 


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fwd: Deadline Extended: Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities at University of Kent, 1-4 July 2018

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 5 2018

Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities 2018
University of Kent, 1-4 July

Keynote Speakers
Maaike Bleeker, Utrecht University
Margrethe Bruun Vaage, University of Kent
Eric Clarke, Oxford University
Amy Cook, Stony Brook University

Organisers: Melissa Trimingham and Nicola Shaughnessy, in association with the Centre for Cognition, Kinaesthetics and Performance.

Call for Papers

Building on the conferences associated with the network Cognitive Futures in the Humanities in Bangor (2013), Durham (2014) and Oxford (2015), Helsinki (2016) and Stony Brook (2017) the 2018 conference aims once again to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, critical theory, film, performance, theatre and dance studies, the visual and sonic arts, musicology and beyond. In accordance with the original purpose of the network, the aims of the conference are:

-to evolve new knowledge and practices for the analysis of culture and cultural objects, through engagement with the cognitive sciences;

-to assess how concepts from the cognitive sciences can in turn be approached using the analytical tools of humanities enquiry (historical, theoretical, contextual);

-to contest the nature/culture opposition whose legacy can be identified with the traditional and ongoing segregation of scientific and aesthetic knowledge.

Topics relevant to the conference include (but are not limited to):
Cognitive neuroscience and the arts     Interdisciplinary methodologies
Cognitive poetics                               Theory of mind
Conceptual blending                             Cognition and narrative
Spectatorship and participation                 Empirical aesthetics
The 4 Es                                        The science of creativity
The social mind                                 Material culture

Submission details
Please send 250-word proposals to  cogfutures@kent.ac.uk by 5 January 2018. As well as 20-minute papers, we welcome contributions in a variety of formats, for example workshops, performance presentations, and posters. Abstracts should be included as Word file attachments. Please indicate clearly in your email whether your abstract is to be considered for a paper or as part of a panel, including the name of presenter(s), institutional affiliation(s) and email address(es). Proposers can expect to hear if their abstract has been accepted by 1 February 2018, and registration will open soon afterward.

Organising committee
Shaun May, Nicola Shaughnessy, Melissa Trimingham, Freya Vass-Rhee

Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities Steering Group
Amy Cook (Stony Brook University)
Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo)
Peter Garratt (Durham University)
John Lutterbie (Stony Brook University)
Ben Morgan (University of Oxford)
Sowon Park (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Merja Polvinen (University of Helsinki)
Nicola Shaughnessy (University of Kent)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fwd: SIG Music: New issue LONDON REVIEW OF EDUCATION 15(3), Nov 2017 - Music education in context, Assessment + Book reviews








 

 

 

 NEW ISSUE  * NEW ISSUE  * NEW ISSUE

 

THE UCL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION'S FLAGSHIP PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL Volume 15, Number 3 (November 2017)

 

General articles  with a shared interest in assessment

 

Special feature 

MUSIC EDUCATION IN CONTEXT Edited by Hilary McQUEEN (UCL Institute of Education, UK) and Maria VARVARIGOU (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

The power of music to enrich and enhance people's lives is well documented. There are so many examples of the positive impact of music education. The contexts in which people of all ages learn about music vary widely, yet each can provide an opportunity for engagement with music that can have both individual and more extensive benefits. At a time of financial constraints and global unrest, it is vital that the contribution of education in the arts, such as music, is kept to the fore. This feature draws on research and practice that illustrates the effect of music education in specific contexts. The result is a range of articles that demonstrates the extent to which music can provide a catalyst for individual, group and wider social benefits. The articles also provide an opportunity to think about teaching and learning more generally.

 

Book reviews

 

For more information contact Sally Sigmund at UCL IOE Press s.sigmund@ucl.ac.uk

 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fwd: PhD Scholarships available in the York Music Psychology Group (YMPG)

The York Music Psychology Group (YMPG) at the Music Science and Technology Research Cluster invites applications for PhD in Music Psychology and related areas. 

A number of fully-funded studentships are available for outstanding candidates.

The mstrc provides with outstanding facilities, a seminar series, a supportive community of interdisciplinary researchers, and a thriving environment that benefits from the broader musical activities of the department.

https://www.mstrcyork.org/2017/11/ahrc-white-rose-wrocah-funding-for-doctoral-research-in-music-at-the-university-of-york/

For 2018 there are up to seven scholarships available. The scholarship covers the UK/EU tuition fees and, for British students, a maintenance grant (£14,296 per year in 2016/17).

Applicants for WRoCAH studentships must have made an application for PhD study before the WRoCAH funding deadline of Friday 24th January 2018 at 5pm (GMT). For more information about the studentships including eligibility and how to apply, please visit the WRoCAH application page:

Please get in touch with me, Hauke Egermann (Director of YMPG) if you are interested in applying. 

Kind regards,
Hauke


Dr. Hauke Egermann

****please have a look at my TEDx talk: http://youtu.be/kzFgoaZ9-VQ *****

York Music Psychology Group (Director)
Music Science and Technology Research Cluster
Department of Music
University of York
Heslington, York
YO10 5DD, UK

Phone: +44 - 1904 - 324303

Room: MRC / 003

- my office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - 

hauke.egermann@york.ac.uk
www.ympg.uk 
facebook.com/ympgsite

hauke@egermann.net
www.egermann.net


Monday, November 20, 2017

Fwd: DMRN+12: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - EXTENDED DEADLINE: FRI 24 NOV 2017

Dear MUSIC-AND-SCIENCE people,


Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+12) will take place in London on 19 December 2017.

Please pass on to colleagues and other researchers who may be interested.

Any 1-page papers using the template by Fri 24 November 2017 please!

Best wishes,

Panos

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*** CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - EXTENDED DEADLINE: FRI 24 NOV 2017 ***

    DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network 1-Day Workshop 2017

                                 Arts One Lecture Theatre
                          Queen Mary University of London

                                    Tue 19 December 2017

 

                         http://www.qmul.ac.uk/dmrn/dmrn12/

 

 

Keynote Speaker


Prof Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano)

will talk on "Capturing and Rendering Spatial Audio".

 


Digital music is an important and fast-moving research area. Sophisticated
digital tools for the creation, generation and dissemination of music have
established clear synergies between music and leisure industries, the use of
technology within art, the creative industries and the creative economy.
Digital music research is emerging as a "transdiscipline" across the usual
academic boundaries of computer science, electronic engineering and music.

The Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) aims to promote research in the
area of Digital Music, by bringing together researchers from universities
and industry in electronic engineering, computer science, and music.

            DMRN will be holding its next 1-day workshop on
                       ** Tuesday 19 December 2017 **

The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be
on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks.

The workshop will be an ideal opportunity for networking with other people
working in the area. There will also be an opportunity to continue
discussions after the Workshop in a nearby Pub/Restaurant.

 

 

Call for Contributions
 
You are invited to submit a proposal for a talk and/or a poster to be
presented at this event.
 
TALKS may range from the latest research, through research overviews or
surveys, to opinion pieces or position statements, particularly those likely

to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience. Talks will be 20 minutes

including questions. Short announcements about other items of interest

(e.g., future events or other networks) are also welcome.
 
POSTERS can be on any research topic of interest to the members of the
network. Posters (A0 portrait) will be on display through the day, including

lunch break and coffee breaks.
 

Submission
 
Please submit your talk or poster proposal in the form of an 1-page paper using the
template in an email to dmrn@lists.eecs.qmul.ac.uk giving the
following information about your presentation:
* Authors
* Title
* Abstract
* Preference for talk or poster (or "no preference").
 
EXTENDED 1-page paper submission deadline: Friday 24 November 2017.


For past proceedings, visit: DMRN+11 Proceedings

 
Deadlines

* 24 Nov 2017: EXTENDED 1-page paper submission deadline
*   1 Dec 2017: Notification of acceptance
  8 Dec 2017: Early Bird Registration deadline
* 19 Dec 2017: DMRN+12 Workshop
 
For further information, visit:

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/dmrn/dmrn12/


I look forward to seeing you in London in December!

Best wishes,
Panos
 ---
Panos Kudumakis, PhD

qMedia, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, E1 4NS, UK
Email: p.kudumakis@qmul.ac.uk
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kudumakis




                  

Fwd: Like to host CSMC 2018?




The Steering Group for the Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC) invites colleagues interested in the area to submit a proposal for organising the next  conference, CSMC2018. Please contact Steven Jan (s.b.jan@hud.ac.uk) or Robin Laney (robin.laney@open.ac.uk) for informal discussion and/or to make a proposal. The conference is associated with the Journal of Creative Music Systems (http://jcms.org.uk/).

CSMC2017 was hosted by the Open University, Milton Keynes (https://csmc2017.wordpress.com/) and CSMC2016 was hosted by the University of Huddersfield (https://csmc2016.wordpress.com/). A review of CSMC2016 was published in the Journal of Creative Music Systems (http://jcms.org.uk/issues/Vol1Issue2/review-of-csmc16/review-of-csmc16.html).

Robin Laney (on behalf of Steering Group)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fwd: CFP: songwriting special issue of JPME

the Journal of Popular Music Education invite papers for a special issue on songwriting, guest edited by Andrew West.

Songwriting has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years, commensurate with growth of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and expansion of songwriting provision in schools. Songwriting practices have evolved to encompass domains formerly the preserve of producers, engineers, composers, and arrangers. Songwriting can be found at the heart of work in music therapy, community projects, and big business. The realm of the genius, the muse, the pop culture icon, and the person on the street, songwriting to many people is at the core of what it means to be human.

We invite submissions reporting on empirical research and diverse disciplinary perspectives on topics including but not limited to songwriting issues in contexts of curriculum design, teaching and learning, assessment, history, music theory, collaboration and entrepreneurship, ideology, diversity, creativities, therapy, gender, improvisation, combined arts, disability, STEM, performance and performativity, spirituality, copyright, leisure perspectives, polemic, and politics.

In this songwriting special issue of the Journal of Popular Music Education, the editors continue to seek to define, delimit, debunk, disseminate, and disrupt practice and discourse in and around popular music education.

Please refer to JPME submission guidelines and Intellect style guide when preparing an submissions. 

Articles should be emailed to jpmesongwritingspecialissue@gmail.com by 1 June 2018.




Gareth Dylan Smith, PhD
Manager of Program Effectiveness


 
        

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Fwd: ipads in HE Submissions SOON

Less than ne week until iPads in HE 2018 Extended Deadline 17th Nov!

The 3rd biennial iPads in Higher Education Conference, iHE 2018, will
be hosted by Bath Spa University in Bath, UK 10th - 13th April 2018.

We invite academics, researchers and industry professionals working
with iPads and mobile technologies to submit papers, posters and
workshops promote discussions, share new ideas, and engage creating
and enhancing learning spaces and the educational experience.

Academic papers will be published as open access in the Future of
Learning book series published by IOS Press. We can support industry
workshops, demonstrations and interactive presentations in our Commons
building.

The conference will be held on our Newton Park campus, a mix of
heritage landscaping and architecture with high technology. During the
conference, you will have time to explore Bath, a unique destination
for visitors from around the world with a mix of heritage and history,
contemporary architecture, international and local cuisine.

iHE2018 : Bath, UK : 10th – 13th April 2018
http://www.ihe2018.org

Extended call for papers: 17th November 2017
https://easychair.org/cfp/ihe2018

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas concert, UCL Chamber Music Club

Hi everyone,

Preparation for the CMC Christmas concert in the evening of Thurs 7th
December is under way and we are now recruiting musicians of all
instruments/voices who are interested in performing in this event. The
Christmas concert is a tradition that both new and old members always
enjoy for its festive atmosphere and the mince pies and wine
afterwards!

This year we have also decided to tailor the programme to your
interests and instruments, and so along with carols (which of course
the Christmas concert can't do without!), we could be looking at
cantatas, anthems and concertos. And of course, if you have a
particular piece in mind you wish to perform, do get in touch as well!

Rehearsals are usually Thursday evenings, to begin next Thursday, 9th
of November. Tentatively singers will rehearse 5-7pm and
instrumentalists 7-9pm, but that will be confirmed later and again
depends on the interests we receive. And of course, if you intend to
perform in a small ensemble (duo, piano trio etc), you are free to set
your own rehearsal schedule; we might be able to offer rehearsal
space.

So do get in touch if you want to be a part of this festive tradition
and perform with us!

Best regards,

Jason Chan, UCL committee member and concert organiser jason.lockyn@gmail.com

Fwd: Authors for score prefaces needed

Dear members of the list,

we want to invite you to contribute a preface for the music listed
below. It is an excerpt of 50 works from our collection of
compositions which we will publish in the next months in our series
REPERTOIRE EXPLORER (complete list see
https://repertoire-explorer.musikmph.de/en/preface-authors/):


Balakirev/Cassela - Islamey
Benedict, Julius - Symphony Op. 101
Bizet / arr. Weingartner - Variations Chromatiques
Blumenfeld, Felix - Symphonie Op. 39
Boieldieu. Francois Adrien - Ma tante Aurore, overture
Casella, Alfredo - Le Couvent sur l'eau
Casella, Alfredo - Partita
Chevillard, Camille - Fantaisie Symphonique, Op.10
Clementi, Muzio - Sinfonia in Si Bemolle Maggiore Op.18 Nr.1
Donizetti, Gaetano - Preludio funebre
Gernsheim, Friedrich - Fantasiestück für Violine Op. 33
Gershwin, George - An American in Paris
Graener, Paul - Konzert für Klavier und Orchester op.72
Henriques, Fini - Volund Smed, Suite
Humperdinck, Engelbert / arr. Fried, Oskar - Fantasie über Motive aus
Hänsel und Gretel
Jadassohn, Salomon - Serenade Nr,3 A-Dur op. 47
Kallstenius, Edvin - Dalsland Rhapsodie op.22
Klenau, Paul von - Die Lästerschule
Klenau, Paul von - Symphony No.7
Klughardt, August - Die Grablegung Christi
Kuhlau, Friederich - Roverborgen overture
Lachner, Franz - Suite No.1
Lyapunov, Sergey - Polonaise
Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell - La belle dame sans merci
Madetoja, Leevi - Symphony No.1
Massenet, Jules - Le Portrait de Manon
Melartin, Errki - Symphonie Nr.6
Mirecki, Franciszek - Symfonia
Moszkowski, Moritz - Violinkonzert
Nicodé, Jean Louis - Introduction und Scherzo op.11
Olsen, Ole - Asgaardsreisen op.10
Rangström, Ture - Symphoni No.2
Reznicek, Emil von - Symphonische Suite
Reznicek, Emil von - Tanzsymphonie
Ritter, Alexander - Der faule Hans
Roman, Johann Helmich - Symphonies I - III
Rubinstein, Anton - Adagio und Scherzo for orchestra
Saint-Saens, Camille - Coeli Enarrant op.42
Salieri, Antonio - Les Danaides overture
Schreker, Franz - Der Geburtstag der Infantin (Fassung 1908)
Schulhoff, Erwin - Double Concerto
Schumann, Robert / arr. Reinecke, Carl - Bilder aus dem Osten Op.66
for orchestra
Sekles, Bernhard - Kleine Suite for orchestra Op. 21
Sommer, Hans - Lorelei
Spontini, Gaspare - Julie, overture
Telemann, Georg Philipp - Pimpinone
Thieriot, Ferdinand - Serenade für Orchester F - Dur op.44
Vogel, Wladimir - Ritmica Ostinata
Ysaÿe, Eugène - Harmonies di Soir, Brabanconne


The series is dedicated to unjustly neglected works, which are no
longer available or were never available before. We hope that our
scores will help this music revive and survive. The catalogue on our
website www.musikmph.de will allow a survey of the fundamental idea of
our publication work. We would be very happy, if you forwarded this
letter to your colleagues, students and friends.

Greetings from Munich
Peter Dietz

Musikproduktion Höflich
Enhuberstrasse 6-8 Rgb.
D - 80333 München
Tel 089 - 52 20 81
Fax 089 - 52 54 11
www.musikmph.de

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fwd: MISTEC Conference - NYU Prague July 8-12, 2018.

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, the Music In Schools and Teacher Education Commission
(MISTEC) 2018 pre-conference seminar will be held in Prague from the
8th-12th July. I'm writing to remind you that submissions for MISTEC
2018 are due in the next two weeks. The Call is found here:
http://www.isme2018.org/MISTEC.php and we hope you consider submitting
a presentation.

Also, just a reminder that as part of the inclusive, boutique-style
pre-conference seminar that MISTEC is renowned for, we provide
practical support for accommodation and food for presenters of spoken
papers and workshops. In 2018, to encourage presentation from areas
where funding is not available for travel, we will have 3 travel
awards available (to the value of US$1200 each). Those wishing to be
considered for the travel awards must indicate as much in their
submission.

Please share widely the information about the travel awards offered
this time. And don't forget to get your submission in before the 15th
of November!

All the best,
The MISTEC Commissioners:
Julie Ballantyne
Smaragda Chrysostomou
Alex Ruthmann
Marie-Louise Bowe
María-Cecilia Jorquera-Jaramillo
Bradley Merrick

Facebook group for MISTEC: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ismemistec/

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fwd: Sound Talking - 3 November at the London Science Museum - final schedule

** This list is managed by Dr Evangelos Himonides (UCL), on behalf of
the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (sempre), and
aims to serve as a discussion forum for researchers working at the
shared boundaries of science and music. This list was previously
managed by the Institute of Musical Research. ** MESSAGE FOLLOWS:
Please find the updated programme below.
For catering purposes we kindly request that you book before the end
of the week.

SOUND TALKING
an interdisciplinary workshop on 'language describing sound / sound
emulating language'

Friday 3 November 2017, London Science Museum

Info and registration: bit.ly/SoundTalking

Sound Talking is a one-day event at the London Science Museum that
seeks to explore the complex relationships between language and sound,
both historically and in the present day. It aims to identify the
perspectives and methodologies of current research in the
ever-widening field of sound studies, and to locate productive
interactions between disciplines.

Bringing together audio engineers, psychiatrists, linguists,
musicologists, and historians of literature and medicine, we will be
asking questions about sound as a point of linguistic engagement. We
will consider the terminology used to discuss sound, the invention of
words that capture sonic experience, and the use and manipulation of
sound to emulate linguistic descriptions. Talks will address singing
voice research, improving film accessibility through audio, new music
production tools, auditory neuroscience, sounds in literature, and the
sounds of the insane asylum.

Updated programme
- Maria Chait (UCL Ear Institute) - The auditory system as the brain's
early warning system
- Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University) - Bedlam as soundscape:
Noise at early modern Bethlem
COFFEE BREAK
- Melissa Dickson (University of Oxford) - Sounding out the body: The
nineteenth-century stethoscope and the language of the heart
- Mariana Lopez (University of York) - The language of sound: Creating
accessible film experiences for visually impaired audiences
LUNCH BUFFET
HISTORIC ARTEFACT DISPLAY (Aleks Kolkowski) - make your own wax
cylinder recording, and more!
- David Howard (Royal Holloway University of London) - The sound of
voice and voice of sound
- Brecht De Man (Queen Mary University of London) - "A bit more
ooomph": The language of music production
COFFEE BREAK
- Mandy Parnell (Black Saloon Studios) - Artistic direction: The
various languages
- Trevor Cox (Salford University) - Categories for quotidian sounds
WINE RECEPTION

The £30 fee covers lunch, breaks, and the wine reception.

For more information, visit bit.ly/SoundTalking or contact the workshop chairs:
Melissa Dickson <melissa.dickson@ell.ox.ac.uk>
Brecht De Man <b.deman@qmul.ac.uk>


Thanks,

Brecht

________________________________________________

Brecht De Man
Postdoctoral researcher
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary University of London

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

www.brechtdeman.com
b.deman@qmul.ac.uk
Skype: brechtdeman
Twitter | LinkedIn | GitHub
Google Scholar | ResearchGate | Academia

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fwd: Call for participation /// Research Networking Day @ CTM-Festival Berlin

Forwarded by request:

Call for papers:
Research Networking Day at CTM-Festival 2018 "Turmoil"(Berlin)
Date: 27.1.2018 | 12:00 - 18:00 | Kunstquartier Bethanien (Studio 1)

In Collaboration with Humboldt University's Department of Musicology.

RND provides a platform to exchange ideas and experiences for students
and researchers from different European graduate and postgraduate
programs traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design and
related theoretical disciplines. Students and researchers present
projects and findings connected to the CTM 2018 festival theme Turmoil
(http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival-2018/theme/) in 10-minute
sessions, linked by several discussion rounds and completed by a
keynote lecture.

CTM 2018 (http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival-2018/welcome/) will take
place from 26 January to 4 February 2018 at various Berlin venues,
including longtime partners like Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and
Kunstquartier Bethanien. The festival's nighttime programme is
supported by an exhibition, installations, a MusicMakers Hacklab, and
a Discourse programme of talks, panels, workshops, and film
screenings.

This call seeks innovative and critical submissions from all areas of
study addressing the scope of music and emotion. We invite students
and junior scientists to present their research at an international
platform that provides a good opportunity to meet various colleagues
and researchers working on related ideas. Persons pursuing higher
levels of research/studies are also welcome to submit a proposal.
Presentations should take place in English.

Please send your presentation proposal with an abstract of max. 200
words and a short bio to sara@ctm-festival.de with subject: RND
Turmoil. Application deadline: 30 November 2017.
The presentation programme will be announced before the holidays.

Unfortunately we cannot grant any funding for travel and
accommodation, but participants will receive a CTM 2018 festival pass.

For questions or further details please contact: dahlia.borsche@hu-berlin.de

Best wishes,
Dahlia Borsche

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fwd: Head of Research Vacancy - Nordoff Robbins

Vacancy Head of Research

Salary: £38,254 pa plus £1,500 London Weighting pa

Location: London, NW5 1PQ

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to
lead our small team of researchers (currently including researcher,
data analyst and a research assistant) in pursuing a portfolio of
research and impact evaluation activities which support the charity's
work across a wide range of settings across England and Wales.

Nordoff Robbins is the UK's largest provider of music therapy services
after the NHS. We train our own music therapists on our Master of
Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins): Music, Health, Society programme and
also run a music therapy MPhil / PhD programme (both of which are
validated by Goldsmiths, University of London): there are
opportunities for the post holder to contribute to each of these
programmes. The main focus of the post, however, is to lead and manage
a portfolio of research and impact evaluation activities which support
the work of the charity.

Given the attention to empirical detail and the focus on
personal-musical experience within the Nordoff Robbins tradition, as
well as the turn to the social in music therapy more generally in
recent years, we require the post holder to be particularly
experienced in qualitative methodologies. However, it is also
important that they are able to make use of quantitative methods and
to support researchers' work across the methodological spectrum.

We anticipate attracting applications from candidates whose PhDs and
subsequent research experience lies in the fields of music therapy,
music sociology, music psychology or other related fields.

The post has become vacant following the appointment of the current
post holder to a prestigious position at the Royal College of Music.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the
careers section on our website:

https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/careers-page

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm Friday 13th October 2017.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fwd: Music SIG - Monday 6 November 2017 at 11:30-13:00 in room 804






Please note that there will be TWO seminars on Monday 6 November – details of the other seminar have already been circulated

 

Music Education Special Interest Group

 

RESEARCH SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

"The development of spirituality through alternative pedagogies in Brazilian Higher Music Education"

 

Dr Heloisa Feichas. Music School, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Date: Monday 6 November 2017

 

Time: 11:30–13:00

 

Room: 804, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

 

Further details are available from David Baker, david.baker@ucl.ac.uk

 

All are welcome

 

 

ABSTRACT

 

 

This presentation will discuss how concepts of spirituality can be related to alternative pedagogies in Higher Music Education. Firstly, concepts of spirituality will be examined within music education. This will be followed by a discussion of how the development of human competences in educational contexts leads to spiritual values, thus creating possibilities for a critical spirituality. After that, Paulo Freire's (2011) principles of "Pedagogy of autonomy" will be examined and connected with alternative pedagogies based on collaborative values. Finally, there will be reflections concerning the potential of informal learning for shifting the paradigm from an individual to collective approach. In doing so, there will be illustrations of how some of the pedagogical approaches from informal learning practices, and non-formal teaching in Brazilian Higher Music Education, contribute to raising students' consciousness and triggering spiritual values. These approaches are called a "pedagogy of integration" containing aspects of creative and collaborative learning rooted in Freire's humanist educational view. Here, essential elements in Freire's work, which advocate the conscientization of individuals within the process of education, link with values of spiritual development.

 

 

Presenter biography

 

Heloisa Feichas gained her PhD in Music Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has recently finished post-doctoral work at UNESP (the State University of São Paulo, Brazil) focussing on Paulo Freire's ideas and collaborative learning concepts. Heloisa is Senior Lecturer within the Music School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. She is also an active pianist performing Brazilian popular music in a variety of ensembles. Her main research interests are popular music and the sociology of music education. Heloisa has worked in cooperation with Music School of Pitea, Luleå University in Sweden and also with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London for their Connect project.

 

 


Friday, September 29, 2017

Fwd: DMRN+12: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Dear Music & Science people,


Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+12) will take place in London on
19 December 2017.

Please pass on to colleagues and other researchers who may be interested.

Any abstracts by 17 November 2017 please!

Best wishes,

Panos

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



*** CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ***

DMRN+12: Digital Music Research Network 1-Day Workshop 2017

Arts One Lecture Theatre
Queen Mary University of London

Tue 19 December 2017



http://www.qmul.ac.uk/dmrn/dmrn12/





Keynote Speaker


Prof Augusto Sarti (Politecnico di Milano)

will talk on "Capturing and Rendering Spatial Audio".




Digital music is an important and fast-moving research area. Sophisticated
digital tools for the creation, generation and dissemination of music have
established clear synergies between music and leisure industries, the use of
technology within art, the creative industries and the creative economy.
Digital music research is emerging as a "transdiscipline" across the usual
academic boundaries of computer science, electronic engineering and music.

The Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) aims to promote research in the
area of Digital Music, by bringing together researchers from universities
and industry in electronic engineering, computer science, and music.

DMRN will be holding its next 1-day workshop on
** Tuesday 19 December 2017 **

The workshop will include invited and contributed talks, and posters will be
on display during the day, including during the lunch and coffee breaks.

The workshop will be an ideal opportunity for networking with other people
working in the area. There will also be an opportunity to continue
discussions after the Workshop in a nearby Pub/Restaurant.





Call for Contributions

You are invited to submit a proposal for a talk and/or a poster to be
presented at this event.

TALKS may range from the latest research, through research overviews or
surveys, to opinion pieces or position statements, particularly those likely

to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience. Talks will be 20 minutes

including questions. Short announcements about other items of interest

(e.g., future events or other networks) are also welcome.

POSTERS can be on any research topic of interest to the members of the
network. Posters (A0 portrait) will be on display through the day, including

lunch break and coffee breaks.


Submission

Please submit your talk or poster proposal in the form of an abstract
(1 page of A4, see template) in an email to dmrn@lists.eecs.qmul.ac.uk
giving the
following information about your presentation:
* Authors
* Title
* Abstract
* Preference for talk or poster (or "no preference").

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 17 November 2017.


For past proceedings, visit: DMRN+11 Proceedings


Deadlines

* 17 Nov 2017: Abstract submission deadline
* 1 Dec 2017: Notification of acceptance
* 8 Dec 2017: Early Bird Registration deadline
* 19 Dec 2017: DMRN+12 Workshop

For further information, visit:

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/dmrn/dmrn12/


I look forward to seeing you in London in December!

Best wishes,
Panos
---
Panos Kudumakis, PhD

qMedia, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, E1 4NS, UK
Email: p.kudumakis@qmul.ac.uk
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kudumakis

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fwd: Music SIG - Monday 6 November 2017 at 4.30-5.30 in room 938




Please note that there will be TWO seminars on Monday 6th; details of the other seminar to follow

 

 

Music Education Special Interest Group

 

Research Seminar Announcement

 

'Taking Race Live': creating an inclusive music curriculum

 

Dr Helen Julia Minors, Kingston University, London

 

Date: Monday 6th November 2017

 

Time: 4.30 – 5.30 pm

 

Room: 938

 

Further details from David Baker, david.baker@ucl.ac.uk  

 

All are welcome

 

In response to constructing an inclusive music curriculum in HE, the funded project "Taking Race Live" (2014-2017) seeks to positively validate students' prior experience while enhancing their engagement through a variety of student-led trips, practical learning, and critical discussion of issues central to employability skills. Appointing student partners, the project worked on a principal of distributed leadership, to encourage students to learn a wide range of skills encompassing people-event-time management, which we hoped would impact positively on students' confidence, resilience and sense of inclusion.

 

Kingston University has a KPI regarding the BAME attainment gap. The work of this project demonstrates, through qualitative/quantitative analysis, that an inclusive curriculum and research with student partners is able to produce significant results. The qualitative feedback conveys a wide variety of benefits regarding employment and critical thinking. This project runs in collaboration between Music and Sociology (to 2016), and has been expanded to encompass both TV and Dance (2016-2017) in order to demonstrate how the methods of the project can be expanded university-wide. Having won the University's "Rose Award" for "Teaching, Learning and Assessment Research" (October 2016), the project has received wide recognition. Initial results were presented as part of the Higher Education Race Action Group (2016), ISME (2016), and used as a HEFCE case study (2015). Now ready to present qualitative/quantitative results of a longitudinal student of level 5 music students, the student focus groups, student data (including retention and retention) and wider staff-student feedback offer significant insights into constructing and applying an inclusive curriculum. This paper critically questions and demonstrates an inclusive HE music curriculum. It concludes with actions for the current academic year and suggestions for the wider HE music context.

 

Dr. Helen Julia Minors is Head of Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Kingston University, London. She is currently the elected chair of the National Association for Music in Higher Education. She has published widely including: Music, Text and Translation (Bloomsbury 2013); book chapters in Bewegungen zwischen Hören und Sehen. Denkbewegungen über Bewegungskünste (Verlag Koenigshausen Neumann 2012), Musique française: esthétique et identité en mutation 1892-1992 (Delatour 2012), Erik Satie: Art, Music and Literature (Ashgate 2013), The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research (Routledge 2016), Opera and Translation: Eastern and Western Perspectives (John Benjamins 2017) and Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture (Routledge 2017); and articles in Opera Quarterly (2006), Dance Research (2009), Ars Lyrica (2011), Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (2012), Choreologica: The Journal of European Association of Dance Historians (2013) and London Review of Education (2017). Funded research projects have included: Translating Music Network (AHRC 2013-2014) and Taking Race Live (Access Funding 2015-2017).