DATE: 05-07-2019

Call for Papers (Conference) - Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music

Conference Imperfection as an Aesthetic Idea in Music: Perspectives from Musicology and Artistic Research will take place  at the University for Music and the Performing Arts, Graz, Austria (Kunstuniversität Graz) on 6th and 7th of May. Keynote Speaker of the conference is Prof. Seth Brodsky from University of Chicago.

Call for Papers

Coming from the dual perspectives of artistic research and musicology, this conference aims to broaden our perspectives on how imperfection can inform our aesthetic understanding of music, historically and in current practice. We are especially interested in the aesthetic implications of musical imperfection from two contrasting points of view:
  • imperfection as a manifest goal of music and musical practice
  • imperfection that occurs primarily by accident, but nevertheless has aesthetic significance
To be considered as a contributor in musicology or related disciplines please send an application e-mail including your personal contact information and the title of your paper. To this e-mail please attach an abstract of no more than 350 words (using the title but no personal information).

The languages of the conference are English and German; artistic research presentations will be granted a total of thirty minutes, and more strictly musicological papers will be twenty minutes in length.
Please submit all application materials by 15th of October, 2019  to Maria Klinger. For instructions on how to be considered as a contributor in artistic research, please contact Jennifer Ronyak.
For more information please visit the website.