PERFORMA – Conference on Musical Performance Studies

PERFORMA – Conference on Musical Performance Studies

This conference seeks to generate and present new perspectives on musical performance through  interdisciplinary dialogue. The main theme for the 2013 edition will be artistic research and musical  performance. Submissions are now invited; we particularly welcome submissions that address artistic  research as a methodological outlook and that present practice-based inquiry. The conference will also consider proposals on any aspect of performance studies such as performance science, philosophy and performance, performance practice, music pedagogy, musicology, ethnomusicology
and performance analysis.

PERFORMA – Conference on Musical Performance Studies

The Graduate Studies Program of the Instituto de Artes of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
do Sul (UFRGS), in collaboration with the Brazilian Association of Musical Performance (ABRAPEM),
the University of Aveiro and INET-MD (Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre for Music and Dance
Studies), will host PERFORMA, a conference on performance studies, from May 31st through June
2nd, 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The keynote-speakers will be Prof. Eric Clarke, from the University
of Oxford, Prof. Paulo Assis, from the University Nova of Lisbon/Orpheus Institute (Ghent), and Prof.
Luca Chiantore, from Musikeon/Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya.

This conference seeks to generate and present new perspectives on musical performance through
interdisciplinary dialogue. The main theme for the 2013 edition will be artistic research and musical
performance. Submissions are now invited; we particularly welcome submissions that address artistic
research as a methodological outlook and that present practice-based inquiry. The conference will
also consider proposals on any aspect of performance studies such as performance science,
philosophy and performance, performance practice, music pedagogy, musicology, ethnomusicology
and performance analysis.

PAPER PRESENTATION, PANELS, LECTURE-RECITALS, AND POSTERS PROPOSALS:
We welcome abstracts of a maximum of 350 words for:
• Paper presentations (max. length 20 minutes)
• Pre-formed Panels: Please submit abstracts with each named speaker and their institutional
affiliation. Panels should last 1 hour and 30 minutes.
• Lecture-Recitals: should last from 30 to 45 minutes. Proposals submissions should specify
exact length and be accompanied by a short curriculum of the presenter.
• Posters.
We do not require a pre-defined proposal format, but we recommend that submissions include
information on context, aims, methods and results. Abstracts should be sent to performa@ca.ua.pt.
The submission deadline for paper presentations, panels, lecture-recitals, and posters has
been extended to January 28 th, 2013.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel, and presenters will be advised as to their acceptance or
otherwise by mid-February, 2013. The deadline for the submission of proceedings articles (accepted
authors only) is March 18th, 2013.

ARTISTIC PROPOSALS:
We also welcome proposals for 20-minutes long performances, which will be presented in a 40-
minute shared recital format. Applicants are invited to submit video/audio recordings of the proposed performance. The video/audio should be posted on Youtube (please note that you can select private,
unlisted or public viewing) and a link to the file should be sent to fialkow@terra.com.br, accompanied
by the name(s) of the performer(s), institutional affiliation, a list of the works to be performed, and a
short bio. Please note that percussion equipment will not be provided.
The submission for performances has been extended to March 18
th, 2013.

General enquiries (registration, travel, lodging) should be sent to lucnoda@gmail.com.

http://abrapem.org/performa/