• Call for proposals: Ems2020

  • Thu, 20-02-2020 at 23:58
  • Music, Technology & Innovation, De Montfort University
    Clephan Building
    LE1 9BH Leicester
Call for proposals: Ems2020 - Music, Technology & Innovation, De Montfort University - Leicester

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:EMS2020: Future Directions of Electroacoustic Music StudiesMusic, Technology & Innovation, De Montfort UniversityLeicester UKWed. 17 – Sat. 20 June 2020Deadline for paper submission: 20 February 2020http://www.ems-network.org/ems20/call.htmlCelebrating 20 years of Music, Technology & Innovation at De Montfort University, and 25 years of the ‘Organised Sound’ journal, 2020 is an opportune moment to investigate the state of our field and, perhaps more importantly, look to the future. As sonic creativity continues to develop rapidly, its field of study is arguably still in search of itself. Are we suffering from the old adage that music cannot be studied until it has existed for a long time? Or perhaps from our field being too interdisciplinary in nature?EMS20 seeks to present, alongside up-to-date research results, a number of papers investigating how today’s and tomorrow’s specialists expect this important field to evolve. Will it settle in as a contemporary sub-area of musicology? Or will it find its own foci of scholarly endeavour thanks to the fact that it incorporates all sounds as well as many forms of technology?ADDITIONAL EMS20 THEMESThe conference is also open to other topics relevant to the history and/or contemporary practice of electroacoustic music. We encourage the submission of papers relating to any aspect of the field, including but not limited to analysis, perception, listening, terminology, composition, performance, cultural issues and education.