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Inside, Outside, and in Between: Institutionalization in Music History. Fifth Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History.

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Symposium theme: The role of institutions and the institutional process in music history.

In the final plenary session of the 2016 symposium (focusing on cosmopolitanism in music history), delegates debated a range of topics that might be given further consideration in the next symposium. The discussion ranged widely over diverse topics, becoming most productive around institutionalization. The fifth Sibelius Academy symposium on music history thus focuses on issues relating to the cultural control and cultural norms that have been—and still are—established by musical institutions.

Proposals for 20-minute individual papers as well as group sessions of 3 to 4 presenters are invited on any of the following topics:

• The power exerted by cultural institutions

• The institutionalization of music practices

• Close reading of musical scores and institutional practices

• The consecration given to musicians by public or state institutions

• Hierarchical institutions vs. non-hierarchical networks

• Histories of musical institutions

• Institutions and technocracy

• The role of educational institutions

• What counts as a musical institution? When did they first arise?

Keynote speakers of the symposium are

Olle Edström (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): Music History, Institutions and Taste – Three Cases: 1800, 1900, and 2000

Avra Xepapadakou (University of Crete, Greece): Towards the Institutionalization of Musical Life in Nineteenth-Century Greece and Southeastern Europe

Jim Samson (Royal Holloway University of London): Institutionalizing Music Theory: Two Historical Moments

Proposal submission: please use the link for submitting your proposal and a short bio by September 30, 2017.

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The organizing committee will be in touch no later than November 3, 2017 with the information about acceptances.

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Päivitetty 20.4.2017 09:31