Saturday, January 19, 2008
CFP: "'Formulate with the greatest care': Adorno and Performance," Royal Northern College of Music, September 13-14, 2008.
Gnomic, speculative, penetrating, Adorno's major work on music performance occupied him throughout his life. Unfinished at his death, the copious notes and drafts have recently been collated as Towards a Theory of Musical Reproduction (2001, Eng. 2006). This conference will be based around readings of Adorno's text and its contexts, interpretations, and uses. Confirmed speakers include the translator Wieland Hoban (Germany), Robert Hullot-Kentor (US), Lydia Goehr (US), Max Paddison (UK), Andrew Bowie (UK), and John Deathridge (UK).Proposals are invited for papers of 20 mins. Abstracts of 500 words should be emailed by 18 April 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The programme will be available at www.rncm.ac.uk/content/view/134/80/ , with information on registration and accommodation, in May 2008. Organisers: Anthony Gritten and Nicholas Baragwanath.