[ 22. März 2019 ]

DEGEM News – KARLSRUHE – Conference call

Von: John Dack via cec conference
Datum: Mon, 18 Mar 2019
Betreff: [cec-c] Re: Conference call

Apologies, of course, for duplicate posts. A call for papers:

Tenth International Conference

Music /Sonic Art: Practices and Theories

Collaborative creativity / Creative Collaboration

MuSA 2019 – Karlsruhe

31 May – 2 June 2019

Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe –

Institut für Musikinformatik und Musikwissenschaft

Am Schloss Gottesaue 7, 76131 Karlsruhe


We are pleased to announce the Tenth International Conference on Music

and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories (MuSA 2019), an interdisciplinary

event to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany at the Institute for Music

Informatics and Musicology, University of Music Karlsruhe

Conference dates: 31 May – 2 June 2019

Keynote speaker:

Professor Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College of Music, UK)

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, 29 March 2019

Proposals for sessions and individual papers for the Tenth International

Conference on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories are invited

from academics, independent researchers, practitioners and post-graduate

students. Presentation formats include academic research papers (20

minutes + 10 minutes for discussion); reports on practice-based/artistic

research or educational programmes (20 minutes + 10 minutes for

discussion); and workshops, panel sessions, lecture-demonstrations (30

minutes + 15 minutes for discussion). The Conference committee

encourages presentations in which practice forms an integral part of the

research. All proposals will be ‘blind’ peer-reviewed. The conference

language will be English.


The theme of MuSA 2019 is Collaborative Creativity / Creative

Collaboration. The twenty-first century has witnessed some profound

transformations in the institutional ethos of arts and humanities

research, one of these being the sharp decline of the romantic image of

the lone researcher and artist, breaking through the frontiers of

knowledge or creating works of genius independently, and the

simultaneous rise of a culture of collaboration. While much has already

been written about the value of collaborative artistic and scholarly

work, particularly in relation to the creative synergies it generates,

much remains to be explored with regard to the notion of collaborative

creativity or creative collaboration. MuSA2019 aims to explore the

psychological, social, institutional-political, artistic and

philosophical issues surrounding this notion. We invite submissions on

the following, and other relevant topics, in relation to collaborative

creativity and creative collaboration in Music and Sonic Art:

– Creative collaboration and authorship

– Creative collaboration in historical context

– Psychological mechanisms of collaborative creativity

– Creative collaboration and copyright

– Collaborative creativity and technology

– Pedagogies of creative collaboration

– Expertise and creative collaboration

– Creative collaboration and material cultures

– Social contexts of collaboration

– Artistic identities and creative collaboration

– Embodied, embedded, enacted and extended approaches to creative collaboration


Other topics that are in line with the conference’s broad aim of

promoting interdisciplinary research within and across Music and Sonic

Art will also be considered.

As in previous MuSA conferences MuSA 2019 will continue to include the

popular, one-day event devoted to ‘Re-thinking the Musical Instrument’,

focusing on the origination, making and playing of musical instruments.

Some of the topics that will be explored during this one-day event


• The acoustical, musical, cultural, symbolic, and ritualistic qualities

of musical instruments and the relationships between these

(theoretically) distinct kinds of qualities;

• The discourses that exist in relation to musical instruments in

different genres, styles and traditions;

• The gestural affordances and ergonomic principles of musical

instruments and the musical meanings that emerge as a result of these

affordances and principles;

• Performers, improvisers and their instruments: phenomenologies of

music making in the context of particular kinds of musical instruments;

• Composer and instruments: the material, acoustical and expressive

qualities of instruments and their relationship to musical languages

composers create;

• Relationships between creativity in performance, nature of musical

interpretation and musical instruments;

• The role of the musical instrument in the creation of musical identities;

We also invite proposals on any research area related to the nature and

use of western acoustical instruments, traditional ethnic instruments

and digital/virtual instruments.


Please submit an abstract of approximately 250-300 words as an e-mail

attachment to:


As contributions will be ‘blind’ peer-reviewed, please do not include

information that might facilitate identification from the abstract. In

addition, please include separately the name(s) of the author(s),

institutional affiliation (if any) and short biography (approximately

100 words).

Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Friday, 29 March 2019.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 8 April 2019.

CONFERENCE FEE – includes registration, lunch, coffee/tea and conference


€150 for delegates (day rate: €50), and €75 for students (day rate: €25)

If additional information is required please contact Dr. Mine



Dr. Mine Doğantan-Dack (University of Cambridge) – md787@cam.ac.uk

Prof. Dr. Christoph Seibert (HfM Karlsruhe) – seibert@hfm.eu

Dr. John Dack (Middlesex University, UK) – j.dack@mdx.ac.uk

Prof. Miroslav Spasov (Keele University, UK)

Prof. Dr. Marc Bangert (HfM Karlsruhe)

Prof. DMA Damon T. Lee (HfM Karlsruhe)

Prof. Dr. Paulo Ferreira Lopes (HS Mainz/HfM Karlsruhe)

Porf. Dr. Stefanie Steiner-Grage (HfM Karlsruhe)

Nanna Schmidt (HfM Karlsruhe)

Timothy P. Schmele (HfM Karlsruhe)

Administrative support: Gundi Rössler (HfM Karlsruhe) – roessler@hfm.eu


Dr John Dack – Senior Lecturer (Music and Technology)

PhD, MA, MMus, MSc, PGDip (Music Information Technology), BA (Hons)

The Grove Building, room 226

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