This is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for
the Two Thousand + SEVEN symposium.
Feel free to submit any wild ideas that you may have.
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Two Thousand + SEVEN
<<< 2nd international symposium focusing
on networked performance environments >>>
The upcoming edition of Two Thousand + SEVEN will
once again run in parallel to the Sonorities
Festival of Contemporary Music
), hosted by the Sonic Arts
Research Center, Queen's University Belfast
). The festival is the
longest-running new music festival in Ireland
that presents cutting-edge new music and features
some of the most thought-provoking and controversial musicians.
Call for papers/presentations:
The call for papers is now open.
Please go to: www.sonorities.org.uk/symposium
The focus will be on cultural and practical
issues that arise in virtual performance environments.
George Lewis (Columbia University) and
Steven Connor (Birkbeck College, London)
George Lewis previously taught at UC San
Diego,Mills College, the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, and Simon Fraser
University's Contemporary Arts Summer Institute.
He has served as music curator for the Kitchen in
New York, and has collaborated in the "Interarts
Inquiry" and "Integrative Studies Roundtable" at
the Center for Black Music Research (Chicago). A
member of the Association for the Advancement of
Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, Lewis
studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at
the AACM School of Music, and trombone with Dean
Hey. An active composer, improvisor, performer
and computer/installation artist, Lewis has
explored electronic and computer music,
computer-based multimedia installations,
text-sound works, and notated forms. His artistic
work is documented in over 120 recordings and has
been awarded by a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, 1999
Cal Arts/Alpert Award in the Arts, and numerous
fellowships from the National Endowment for the
Arts. His oral history is archived in Yale
University's collection of "Major Figures in
American Music," and his published articles on
music, experimental video, visual art, and
cultural studies have appeared in numerous
scholarly journals and edited volumes.
Steven Connor has taught since 1979 at Birkbeck
College, where he is now Professor of Modern
Literature and Theory. He is currently Academic
Director of the London Consortium Masters and
Doctoral Programme in Humanities and Cultural
Studies. He is also the College Orator. For publications see:
Paper sessions will take place in the morning and
the afternoon bridged by a lunchtime performance
and finished off with two evening concerts.
Date: Saturday, 21st of April 2007
Location: Sonic Arts Research Center/Belfast, www.sarc.qub.ac.uk
A maximum of 8 papers of 20 minutes duration
(plus question time) will be accepted.
Abstracts (max. 350 words) are due in electronic
format by the 15th of December 2006.
Presenters of accepted papers/presentations will
be informed by the 15th of January 2007.
All accepted papers will be published on the SARC site.
Registration: £30 (£15 unwaged).
This includes free access to all Sonorities
Festival events on the day of the symposium.
Submissions and all queries should be directed to:
f r a n z i s k a s c h r o e d e r
f r a n z i s k a s c h r o e d e r
Initiatrice of "Two Thousand + SEVEN"
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music
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