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CFP: 'Dwelling in musical movement: making a home both in and through music'

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
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SIEF 2017, Göttingen (GER), 26–30 March 2017
CFP: 'Dwelling in musical movement: making a home both in and through music'
Conveners: Prof. Dr. Birgit Abels; Dr. Barbara Titus
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Music is more than a representational practice; it is a mode of knowledge that helps people constitute places, especially as their own. Specific music-making practices do not simply endow a place with meaning. Rather, these places only come into existence as home through their meaningfulness, which resonates with belonging for as long as the music sounds. Music enables the fleeting experience of this meaningfulness. While we can dwell musically, we can also dwell in music. Because we actively make sense of time and space through music, both of these types of dwelling are facets of the complex experience we call home.

In this panel, we will bring together colleagues who are exploring different aspects of home-making practices through various musics around the world. What constitutes a musical home? How do we inhabit places musically? How does music carve out a sense of home from both time and space? Does it perhaps engender a time-space of its own? What concepts and tools are helping us to better understand these processes?

We’re looking forward to your submissions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Birgit Abels at babels@gwdg.de. The deadline for submissions is November 7th, 2016.

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