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October 20, 2006

Two Thousand + SEVEN: International Symposium on Virtual Performance Environments


Call for Presentations / Papers

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 for details. The focus will be on cultural and practical issues that arise in virtual performance environments.

Keynote Speakers: 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: www.bbk.ac.uk/english/skc.

Further Details:

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.


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: 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: franzisk[at]lautnet[dot]net

Posted by jo at October 20, 2006 12:02 PM