cfp: Rhythm in Music since 1900

Rhythm in Music since 1900
17-18 November, 2019
University of Colorado Boulder

Call for presentations

Submission deadline: 1 June 2019

Keynote (lecture-recital): Pierre Laurent-Aimard, pianist
Invited speakers (and projected topics):
• Kyle Adams on rhythm in hip-hop
• Brian Alegant on pedagogy of rhythm in recent repertories
• Jeanne Bamberger on action and symbolic description
• John Roeder on post-tonal canons

Rhythm in music since 1900 remains a rich and fascinating field of inquiry. This conference seeks to bring multiple perspectives to bear on this field. It will address repertoires ranging from jazz and popular music to world music and art musics, and topics from performance and pedagogy to cognition and theory. The keynote features renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, acclaimed particularly for his interpretations of music of our time. In addition to his keynote lecture-recital, Aimard will also play a full recital on 19 November.

We invite proposals on any topic exploring rhythm in music since 1900. We will consider proposals for twenty-minute presentations, thirty-minute lecture-recitals, alternative format presentations (workshops, etc.), and special sessions of any format.

Submissions should include an anonymous proposal of 500 words or less and up to four pages of additional materials (examples, bibliography, etc.). Proposals for special sessions should indicate, in the proposal document, the nature of the session, the format, any special needs, and desired amount of time. Proposals should be submitted as an anonymous PDF, with a cover letter listing the presentation title, presenter’s name, institution, format of presentation, and equipment needs, to

Questions should be directed to Daphne Leong (
The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 June 2019.

Program committee: Daphne Leong (University of Colorado Boulder), Mitch Ohriner (University of Denver), Keith Waters (University of Colorado Boulder)