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[ecrea] CFP: Orpheus Seminar "From Authorship and Spectatorship to Usership in Music"

Thu Nov 29 16:58:20 GMT 2018

*Call for proposals: Orpheus Seminar 21-22 Feb. 2019*
*"From Authorship and Spectatorship to Usership in Music"*

**Deadline extended to 8 December**

*Stephen Wright* (art theorist, whose work includes of 'The Lexicon of Usership') & panel consisting of *Jeroen Vanacker* (Artistic Director, Concertgebouw Bruges) and *Cecilia Wee* (Curator and Head of Artists' Advisory Services, ArtsAdmin, London).

Proposals (c. 200 words) for 20-minute presentations are invited from artists/researchers working in all areas of music practice and theory. Alternative modes of presentation, including performance-based presentation/demonstration/film, are particularly welcome. The organisers are particularly keen to receive proposals that address current musical practice in relation to ‘user culture’ across industry and society.

Topics might include:

  * perspectives on usership in music from other arts, other disciplines
    - fine art, live art, theatre etc.
  * historical and ethnomusicological concepts of musical use and the
    ‘user’. Is this issue entirely modern, Western?
  * consequences of usership for aesthetic or critical criteria in music
  * the intersection of usership with rhetorical approaches to older music
* future virtuosity, future expertise in user-oriented musical performance
  * socio-political implications of music in a ‘usership economy’
  * creating dialogue with ‘users’ through alternative structures for
    education, societies, festivals, labels, outreach
  * ethical issues surrounding different modes of usership in music
  * musical activity after the concert/new modes of engagement
  * going beyond presentational gimmick to a state of real transformation
  * the roles of consensus and individualism in a usership culture
  * the role and relevance of Western Art Music within a usership culture

Convenors: Jonathan Impett ((jonathan.impett /at/ <mailto:(jonathan.impett /at/>) and Nicholas Brown ((nbrown /at/ <mailto:(nbrown /at/>)

Please upload proposals by *8 December 2018*.

More info: <>

*Orpheus Instituut / advanced studies & research in music*
*Korte Meer 12, 9000 Ghent, Belgium *
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