The Cultural Memory of Sound and Space

Call for papers
The Cultural Memory of Sound and Space
The 17th Finnish Music Researchers’ Symposium
13–15 March 2013‏

The myriad forms of music and modes of musical performance on offer today have prompted debate about the materials and methods of music research. Uses of music in different media, for example, raise questions about the relationship between music and space. In addition, new interpretations have been offered about the boundaries between music and sound. The temporal dimension, too, has garnered the attention of researchers; particularly how time is bound up with musical cultures and experiences of music.

The theme of the 17th Finnish Music Researchers’ Symposium is The Cultural Memory of Sound and Space. This theme is intended as a starting point for debate extending across a wide range of fields of study, methods and individual research apparatuses.

The following internationally recognised keynote speakers have agreed to participate in the symposium:
Prof. Claudia Gorbman (University of Washington Tacoma, USA)
Prof. Sara Cohen (University of Liverpool, UK)
Prof. Morten Michelsen (Københavns Universitet, DK)

The organisers will accept proposals for 20-minute presentations, panel sessions comprising 3-4 speakers, and posters presenting the research findings of research groups and individual presenters. Presentation proposals may refer directly or only tangentially to the main theme of the symposium. Proposals falling outside of this area will also be considered for inclusion in the symposium programme.

Proposals for presentations, sessions, and posters should be uploaded to the symposium website prior to the deadline of 15 December 2012. Proposals should include:
– contact details of the researcher or research group
– the title of the presentation, session or project (poster)
– an abstract of no more than 200 words.

The official languages of the symposium are Finnish, Swedish and English. We will notify whether proposals have been accepted by 31 January 2013.

The organisers of the Symposium are the Departments of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku, the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku and the Finnish Musicological Society.

Key dates:
Presentation proposals by 15 December 2012
Notification of acceptance by 31 January 2013
Sending of a final version of abstract for inclusion in the Symposium abstract publication by 1 March 2013