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Fifth Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the

Fifth Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

Strand Campus, King’s College London

17-18 July 2015

Co-hosted by the Departments of Music and Philosophy at King’s College London and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London

As part of our first ever tri-continental partnership, the event is being held in collaboration with the Music and Philosophy Study Group of the American Musicological Society and De Musica – Laboratório de Estética e Filosofia da Música (Brasil).

This year’s optional theme is “Music and the Senses.”

Our distinguished keynote speakers will be:
•Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University), with a response from Nicholas Cook (Cambridge University)
•Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Harvard University)

There will also be a plenary discussion panel on the topic of “Absolute Music” featuring:
•Mark Evan Bonds (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
•Hannah Ginsborg (University of California, Berkeley)

For more information about our keynote speakers, respondents, and plenary panelists, please visit our website here:

http://www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/conference-2015/keynote-plenary-speakers/

There will be a total of 28 regular papers and lecture recitals, on topics as diverse as the aesthetics of rock, the Japanese notion of ‘ma’, Early Modern hearing, and the ontology of music criticism; in sessions ranging from ‘Functions of Form’ to ‘Self and Other’, from ‘Music and Cognition’ to ‘Sound and Subjectivity’, and from ‘Limits of the Senses’ to ‘Sensible Keyboards’.

To see the programme in full, please visit: http://www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/conference-2015/programme/

You are invited to register for the conference, regardless of whether you are giving a paper. To register, please visit:
http://www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/conference-2015/registration/

We gratefully acknowledge the support of King’s College London, the Institute of Musical Research, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the University of Hull, the British Society of Aesthetics, the Mind Association, and the Royal Musical Association.