REMINDER: Call for papers - Contemporary Music Review (Routledge)

Subject: REMINDER: Call for papers - Contemporary Music Review (Routledge)
From: Franziska Schroeder (
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 05:59:26 EDT

This is a reminder that the abstracts for the Contemporary Music Review
issue are due at the end of July.
Over a month to go, but don't leave it to the last minute!!!!

Thanks and sorry for X postings.

> Contemporary Music Review (Routledge)
> Call for papers:
> The body/technology–instrument/technology paradigm.
> We invite papers from writers reflecting on sound in relation to the
> body/technology; from anyone who attempts to define and/or critically
> examine threshold conditions of instrument and performer; writers who
> are keen to challenge con- or discontinuities of instrument and
> performer, be it in the form of laptop improvisation, interactive
> sound environments, 3d cave installations, sonic architecture, or
> other performance situations.
> In an era in which technology has impacted immensely on ways in which
> instrumental music is being performed, indeed in which the role of the
> instrument, if not notions of the instrument itself, have become
> radically altered, we want to examine the instrument’s position as
> well as the role of the performer.
> The body/technology – instrument/technology coupling or decoupling is
> something that can be, and needs to be explored from various angles.
> Such discussion invariably leads us to think about what we consider an
> instrument to be in technologically mediated environments, in
> particular if we keep in mind that the word’s origin suggests notions
> of “instruction” (from Latin: instruere): who instructs or who/what is
> instructed by whom?
> • Do we see the instrument as extension, retraction or subversion of
> the body?
> • Is the instrument one that brings the body into existence, or one
> that denies bodily existence?
> • What are the implications of technological environments on the
> instrument-performer relation?
> • Does the body become re-figured and re-inscribed by technology?
> These are only a few of the questions that may arise; other
> exploratory paths that elucidate aspects of the
> body/technology–instrument/technology paradigms are highly encouraged.
> For this discussion papers may rejoice in the liminal, the erotic, or
> the incestuous, they may celebrate touch, if not the self-touch, and
> may move beyond notions of the instrument as extension of the body in
> performance.
> Papers from disciplines as varied as music, philosophy, anthropology,
> sociology, biology, informatics or architecture will be of interest.
> Abstracts of around 300 words should be sent to the guest editor by
> the 31st of July 2005.
> Full papers will be due at the end of September 2005.
> ____________________________________________________________
> Please note:
> Papers are accepted only in English.
> Submission of a paper to this journal will be taken to imply that it
> represents original work not previously published, that it is not
> being considered elsewhere for publication, and that if accepted for
> publication it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in
> any language, without the consent of the editors and publishers.
> All queries should be directed to:
> Franziska Schroeder
> Guest Editor
> Contemporary Music Review:
> Email:

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