2012 National Graduate Student Conference British Forum for Ethnomusicology

Music and Movement
2012 National Graduate Student Conference, British Forum for Ethnomusicology
12-14 September 2012
Institute for Music Research (IMR), London WC1

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Bull, University of Sussex

People and music are always moving. Whether across the dance floor, across town, or across borders, neither rests. Sometimes this movement is intentional, other times it is not. Musical movement may benefit some groups but be to the detriment of others. Music can mediate our experiences of movement and movement can mediate our experiences of music. Ultimately, the study of musical movement is the study of social relations.

This conference seeks to explore how the metaphor of movement can unite different theoretical paradigms and afford new possibilities in ethnomusicology.

In addition to the many interesting papers, this conference will also feature:

– A publishing presentation by Vicki Cooper of Cambridge University Press

– An abstract writing workshop

– A workshop/roundtable on research ethics

For a draft programme and booking, please visit the Institute for Music Research at: http://music.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences

For queries, please contact the BFE student representative Tom Wagner at thomas.wagner@bfe.org.uk