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Early-bird registration closing 31 May – RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference 2017

2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

Department of Music and Department of Philosophy, King’s College London

13-14 July 2017


We would like to remind you that early-bird registration closes on Wednesday 31st May 2017. Don’t miss out on this great offer!  Thereafter registration will be open until 30th June at the full rate.

The conference is conceived as a hub of interaction where people can meet and discuss work informally as well as formally. As such, you are warmly welcome, regardless of whether you are presenting a paper.

The conference will feature…

Keynote addresses from Martha Feldman (University of Chicago) and Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland)

Themed Sessions on the topics of:

•           Rethinking Collaborative Authorship through Music

•           Repetition, Repetition, Repetition

•           Musical Nonhumans

•           Feeling in Music and Sound: Atmosphere, Stimmung, Mood

•           Music in Video Games

Free Paper Sessions on the topics of:

•           Musical Materialisms

•           The Sublime and The Ineffable

•           New Light on German Romanticism

•           Gesture and Play

•           Sound and Silence

•           Musical Dwelling

Roundtable Sessions featuring responses to:

•           The work of Jean-Luc Nancy – with Julian Johnson, Naomi Waltham-Smith, and Jean-Luc Nancy (via pre-recorded video address)

•           Roger Scruton’s new book The Ring of Truth – with Paul Boghossian, John Deathridge, Andreas Dorschel, and Roger Scruton

and Associates Sessions hosted by:

•           American Musicological Society Music and Philosophy Study Group (On Rancière)

•           Institute for Musical Research Critical Theory for Musicology Study Group (We’re All Philosophers Now)

•           Performance Philosophy Research Network (Performance-Cage-Philosophy)

•           Royal Musical Association LGBTQ Study Group (Listening to the Dead Voice)

•           Royal Musical Association Music and/as Process Study Group (Ephemeral Scores and the Work-Concept)

•           Society for Music Theory Music and Philosophy Interest Group (Rethinking the Language of Music Theory)

•           Tick Tock Performance (To Conduct is to Move)

For full details of all the above, and to register, please visit:


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Royal Musical Association, the British Society of Aesthetics, the Mind Association, King’s College London, and the Open University.