5th International Conference

For those interested in the 5th International Conference, to be held in Turku and Helsinki, Finland, the dates will be 24th-26th September 2015. We will post more information as we have it.

London Conference

You are kindly invited to submit proposals for a one-day Conference on the music of Steve Reich, to be held at King’s Place, London, on Saturday 14 February, 2015 as part of a weekend of performances of music by Steve Reich, some of which will have the composer in attendance.

All scholars interested in Reich’s music are invited to submit paper proposals for the Conference, with particular emphasis on the repertoire being performed during the weekend: Four Organs (1970); Clapping Music (1972); Sextet (1984); New York Counterpoint (1985); Different Trains (1988); Double Sextet (2007); Mallet Quartet (2009), and WTC 9/11 (2010).

The conference aims to make accessible to concert-going audiences some of the latest research on Reich’s music, and contributions are welcomed in the form of individual papers (20 minutes) and themed sessions of 3-4 papers, as well as non-traditional sessions or events, such as poster sessions. For individual papers, abstracts containing a maximum of 400 words should be sent as email attachments, by 1 September, 2014, to the Secretary of the Society – kay.potter@hotmail.co.uk

For themed sessions, please collate abstracts for the constituent papers and a short abstract of the session theme into a single document and submit as above. The conference committee is also happy to consider presenting lecture-recitals.

Further details of the event are available at the King’s Place website.

Music and/as Process

Registration for the Music and/as Process Conference (UK) is still available. Note that a concurrent conference will take place as part of the nief-norf Research Summit at Furman University in South Carolina. Registration for the UK Conference includes lunch, refreshments and concert tickets and is possible via the conference website.

The conference takes place on 31st May and 1st June at Canterbury Christ Church University. This year’s conference has special areas of focus on progressive music analysis of 20th century music, catalogue music, graphic notation and devising, with keynote addresses given by: Dr Nicholas McKay (Canterbury Christ Church University) Tom Johnson (Independent Composer) and Dr Jane Alden (Wesleyan University) as well as keynote performances given by: Michael Bonaventure and Steve Gisby, including the world premiere of Tom Johnson’s Intervals Vocal Constructivists, dir. By Jane Alden For those unable to attend the conference but who would like to attend the keynote concerts, separate tickets can be purchased at the CCCU online store. More details about the conference, the Music and/as Process Study Group, and Canterbury can be found at our website.

New Committee

Nominations for the 2013-2015 Committee were taken at the Fourth International Conference. Following a general election by the membership, the Committee is as follows:

  • John Pymm, Chair
  • Kay Potter, Secretary
  • Tristian Evans, Treasurer
  • Richard Glover, Newsletter Editor
  • Andy Lee, Webmaster
  • Maarten Beirens
  • Jonathan Bernard
  • Pwyll ap Sion
  • Paul Epstein
  • Robert Fink
  • Kyle Gann
  • Kerry O’Brien
  • Keith Potter

Congratulations to those who were selected, and thanks for participating in the vote.