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

CFP: Music and/as Process

Fifth annual conference in association with the Society of Minimalist Music

20 May 2017
University of Wolverhampton
Performance Hub, Walsall Campus

With the support of CCHIP: Centre for Creativity, History and Identity in Performance and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wolverhampton.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Jennie Gottschalk, author of the recently acclaimed Bloomsbury publication Experimental Music since 1970. An evening concert given by Paul Cassidy will include a solo performance of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase for two pianos.

The theme of the conference is Patterns. Whilst the Music and/as Process Study Group has previously been aimed towards the field of music, the call remains open to other disciplines within the arts and beyond who are drawn towards an association with the theme.

We welcome proposals for contributions in the following formats:
• Paper (20 minutes)
• Lecture-recital (30 minutes)
• Participatory lecture/workshop (30 minutes)

The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2017. For the complete call for presentations see here.