Registration for Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism with Nief-Norf

Registration is now open for the Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism, June 21–25, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. The registration fee includes participation in the conference, coffee and other refreshments, a conference program, Nief-Norf2017 Posterand administrative and logistical support. Registration also includes admission to all afternoon and evening concerts (including 5 evening concerts featuring the music of Julius Eastman, Mary Jane Leach, Marc Mellits, Ellen Fullman, Randy Gibson, Moondog, Brooks Frederickson, Carolyn Chen, and more). Please see the Nief-Norf website for the registration form and further details.

Fifth Annual RMA Music and/as Process Conference

You are warmly invited to attend the Fifth Annual RMA Music and/as Process Conference at the University of Wolverhampton’s Performance Hub in Walsall on Saturday 20 May 2017. This year’s conference is in association with the Society for Minimalist Music.

This one-day conference is themed around patterns, with presentations covering a range of subjects from Hip-hop as musical process to old and new minimalisms, and from sight-reading pattern recognition to compositional structures as dramaturgical tools. Jennie Gottschalk, author of the recent Bloomsbury book Experimental Music since 1970, will give the keynote, and Paul Cassidy will give a solo performance of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase in the evening concert. A detailed programme for the day can be found here. There will be an informal meal at the Metro Inn by the Walsall Campus following the conference.

Information for the UoW Walsall campus can be found here. Please note that there is also an X51 (express) bus service which runs by the Walsall campus from Birmingham city centre.

Registration for the conference is free; lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day. If you would like to attend the conference, please register by following the link to the eventbrite page, detailing any particular accessibility or dietary requirements:

The recommended accommodation for the conference is the Metro Inn, within a few minutes’ walk of the campus. There is more accommodation in central Walsall (a 30-min walk from campus, or a short bus/taxi ride away): Premier Inn, Lyndon House Hotel, The Park Inn by Radisson is slightly closer to campus, further along the ring road.

If you have any further questions about the event, please contact Richard Glover at Richard.Glover@wlv.ac.uk

We look forward to see you there!

The RMA Music and/as Process Study Group
In association with the Society for Minimalist Music

The conference is supported by the University of Wolverhampton and the Royal Musical Association

Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment

Host Institution: Department of English and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
Locations: Winchester Guildhall and Winchester School of Art
Dates:
14–15 October 2016
Organisers: Sarah Hayden, Paul Hegarty and Ryan Bishop
Contact: minimalismlam[at]gmail.com
Cost: The fee for the conference (including all performances) will be £50. Students, Adjuncts and the Unwaged will pay £25. Both fees include refreshments and all performances. An optional conference dinner will be arranged; this will be payable separately.

Preliminary Schedule

Friday October 14th [Winchester Guildhall, King Charles room]

10.00 -11.00 Registration

11 – 12 Keynote – Keith Potter, Minimalism is Dead: Long Live Minimalism! Music, Repetition and the Postmodernist Dilemma

12 – 13.15  Panel 1 reduction excess

  • Alistair Rider, Minimalism’s Ascetic Tenor
  • Sophie Seita, Minimalist Procedures against the Precious Poem
  • Al Cameron, Nietzsche Rhythm Machine

13.15  Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 Panel 2 in the expanded field

  • Meredith North, The Politics of Seriality: Minimalism and Social Engagement in the Work of Peter Roehr
  • Katya Even, Minimalism as a Language of Generation in Israeli Art of the 70s
  • Davidts Wouter, ‘I am totally uninterested in European Art and I think it’s over with’: Donald Judd’s hat trick at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (1970/ -79/ -87)

15.45 – 17.00 Panel 3 ambient

  • Jonathan Tadashi Naito, ‘Relaxing, Boring, Open, Flat’: Tan Lin’s Ambient Literature, Minimalism and the Contemporary
  • Emre Çağlayan, Dead, Silent, Slow: Notes Towards a Theory of Cinematic Minimalism
  • Robin Purves, Non-Stops

17.30 Keynote – Franz Erhard Walther (chair Stephen Foster)

18.30 Conference Dinner [optional]

20.30 Performance- William Basinski

 

Saturday October 15th [Winchester School of Art, Rooms tbc]

10.00 Keynote – Renate Wiehager

11.30-12.30 Panels 4 & 5 [parallel]

4 transtemporal

  • Natalie Ferris, The ‘how-much-angst-on-the-head-of-a-pin-school’: Minimalism and The Review
  • Marc Botha, The Logic of Intermittency: Minimalism as a Transhistorical Phenomenon

5 set

  • John M. Pymm, Chanting and Chattering: Steve Reich and the Museum of Merchandise
  • Fiona Curran, .Earthed

12.30 -13.30 Panels 6 & 7 [parallel]

6 practice

  • James Davies, Minimalist Poetry and Textual Attractors
  • Daniela Perazzo Domm, Layering and Questioning: Reconfigurations of Minimalism in Jonathan Burrows’ Choreography

7 construct

  • Tara Wilson, Minimalism in Practice: a Post-Structural Paradigm
  • Matthew Bowman, The Crux of Minimalist Criticism

Lunch 13.30 – 14.30

Winchester School of Art Phd students and staff will offer works of art and design, as well as theoretical presentations, engaging legacies of minimalism in the present, including that from Asia. [throughout the day]

14.30-15.30 Panels 8 & 9 [parallel]

8 process

  • Jacob Warmberg, Entropy Reigns: Minimalism Seen Through Robert Smithson and the Sciences of Complexity
  • Declan Synnott, Minimalist Music and Minimalist Input – From Modular Synthesis to No Input Performance

9 exemplary

  • Jelena Novak, Shaggy-Dog Minimalism in Operas by Tom Johnson
  • Emily Zubernis, Minimalism/Modernism: Mina Loy on Constantin Brâncusi’s Golden Bird

 

15.45-17.15 Panels 10 & 11 [parallel]

10 edge

  • Matthew L. Levy, Robert Mangold’s Dialectical Minimalism
  • Hayden/Hegarty, Line and Cut: Defining Modularity in Peter Roehr
  • Morse, Minimalism, Post-minimalism and 1970s Dance: Simone Forti, Trisha Brown and Richard Serra

11 appropriate

  • Anna Moser, Paul Thek: Blakean Iconoclast: Sabotaging Minimalism with the Technological Reliquary
  • Andrew Chesher, Iterations of Phenomenology: From Minimalism to Joëlle Tuerlinckx
  • Cheng-Chu Weng, Making Minimalism Disappear…

17.30 VENUE Keynote performance lecture – Redell Olsen

18.30 Wine Reception – Sponsored by the Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Performance – ‘Noumenal Cheese: The Intolerance Banquet’ (Scott Wilson and Edia Connole)

20.00 Performance- Vomir