Appel de conférences – « Re-envisaging Music. Listening in the Visual Age » – 25 juin 2020

Appel de conférences pour le colloque « Re-envisaging Music. Listening in the Visual Age », Siena – Accademia Musicale Chigiana, 10-12 décembre 2020.

« Music and images, seeing and hearing have always been inextricably linked. Even when more autonomous concepts of music developed at various times through the centuries, they arguably served to keep at bay the ever-present visual dimensions of the act of listening. When we listen to music, do we just listen? When we see a painting, or anything else, do we just watch?

The last few decades, however, have witnessed the advent of an ever more pervasive visuality. From the development of technology to social media to special effects, seeing is foregrounded like never before. What does this mean for music? How do music’s materialities answer to the materialities of visual objects and arts? How does music answer to the demands of pictures? Do these new developments affect our listening and performance experiences? What categories are particularly useful to explain the connections between musical and visual domains? How are different musical traditions, from “classical” music and opera to jazz, popular and folk music being re-envisaged?

Possible topics for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:
  •    live performance,
  •    site-specific performance,
  •    installations/sound art,
  •    video performance,
  •    live broadcasting,
  •    pre-existing music as soundtrack,
  •    historically informed listening,
  •    places/spaces for performance,
  •    urban musicology. »

Date limite de soumission : 25 juin 2020.

Langues acceptées : anglais et italien.

Une sélection des conférences sera publiée dans Chigiana. Journal of Musicological Studies.

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