The Harvard Graduate Music Forum announces its sixth graduate student conference, “Un-Music,” taking place on March 7, 2009. We invite graduate students from all disciplines to interpret this theme broadly and creatively. Historical, ethnographical, analytical, and compositional approaches are welcome. Possible topics may include:
– The boundaries between music and non-music
– Musical censorship (what it means to ‘un-music’ a place)
– Non-musical aspects or intentions of musical performance (dance, ritual, healing, etc)
– The (un)analyzability of music
– Noise, sound, voice, or silence
– Ontologies of music
– Criticism/Bad music
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by Monday, January 5, 2009 to gmfconference [at] gmail.com. Since proposals will be reviewed anonymously, we ask that your abstract not contain your name or academic affiliation. Please attach your abstract as a Word document to your email. Include your name and contact information within the body of your email. Speakers will be notified by February 1, 2009.
For more information, please visit: www.hcs.harvard.edu/gradmus
We look forward to reading your submissions!
Ryan Raul Bañagale and Michael Heller
Program committee co-chairs