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Call for Papers
(I Conference MUSAM Study Group, Spanish Society of Musicology)
4-5 December 2017
International University of Andalusia
 “Antonio Machado” Campus in Baeza, Jaen (Spain)
In 1917, the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States—still in force today—was promulgated. That year also witnessed the publication of the first history of music in Mexico: El arte musical en México by Alba Herrera y Ogazón. The year 1917 is, therefore, not only the starting point of a new Mexican constitutionalism but also that of the nascent historiography of Mexican music. In addition, it is a point of arrival that allows us to pose, in contrast to traditional historical narratives, a retrospective view of Mexican music from that time back to 1517, when the expedition of the Andalusian conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba reached the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The commemoration of both centenaries is an opportunity to reflect critically on the history of music in creole New Spain and independent Mexico, its practices, actors and discourses, their common elements and their differential characteristics in the broader framework of the musical traditions of Iberia and the Americas. At the same time, the conference aims to promote new perspectives of study in relation to Mexican music from three current paradigms: postcolonial criticism, performance studies and digital musicology.
The conference will serve as the first academic meeting of the newly formed Study Group “Music and (Latin)American Studies” (MUSAM) of the Spanish Society of Musicology, which brings together Americanist musicologists from this scientific community. It will culminate in a series of concerts by outstanding ensembles in the field of early music, such as (among others) Il Giardino Armonico, Vandalia, Concerto 1700, Soloists of the Seville Baroque Orchestra, La Fontegara, Capella Prolationum & La Danserye, and Forma Antiqva (from 6 to 9 December). The concerts will take place in venues of historical and artistic interest in Úbeda and Baeza, World Heritage cities, within the framework of the XXI Early Music Festival of Úbeda & Baeza.
We welcome the presentation of individual or collective proposals of papers, thematic sessions, round tables, workshops or conferences-concerts on the following topics concerning Mexican music from the 16th to the 20th centuries:
* Musicology and historiography: past, present and future
* Problems of periodization, canon and historical subject
* Creolism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism and avant-garde
* Models of patronage and spaces of musical socialization
* Sources, genres and iconographic traditions
* Interrelations between erudite and popular music
* Processes of circulation to-from-in Mexico: music, musicians, instruments, musical and choreographic practices
* Mexico and the Iberian and American world: musical traditions in other contexts
* Colonialism and postcolonialism: interdisciplinary challenges and colonial imaginaries in the 19th and 20th centuries
* Performance studies: history of interpretation; discology and recording practices; historically informed performance; experimentation, embodiment, improvisation, and arrangements; concert programming; analysis and performance
* Mexican music and digital technology: electronic repositories, digitization of documentary sources, scores and recordings, metadata retrieval (MusicXML, OCR), computational processing and analysis possibilities
Proposals should include:
- title of the proposal and summary (250-300 words)
- institutional affiliation (if applicable), brief biography and electronic address of the author (ca. 150 words)
- audiovisual media or other technical requirements
Proposals should be submitted as an attachment (.doc, .docx, .rtf) to Belén Vega, secretary of MUSAM (musam@sedem.es):
- Deadline for submission of proposals: 3 September 2017
- Deadline for notification of accepted proposals: 17 September 2017
- Official languages of the Congress: Spanish and English
The organization does not pay for travel or lodging expenses, although it will offer accommodation possibilities in the Residence of the University to those interested.
We understand that some international researchers may not be able to travel to Baeza to present their research, mainly due to financial restrictions. In certain cases, the possibility of participation through videoconference may be considered.
- International University of Andalusia, Baeza (Spain)
- Study Group “Music and (Latin)American Studies” (MUSAM), Spanish Society of Musicology
- Early Music Festival of Úbeda & Baeza (member of REMA and FestClásica, and EFFE Label 2017-2018)
Javier Marín López (University of Jaén / Early Music Festival of Úbeda & Baeza)*
- Yael Bitran Goren (National Center of Musical Research, Documentation and Information Carlos Chávez, Mexico City)
- Walter Aaron Clark (University of California, Riverside)*
- Drew Edward Davies (Northwestern University, Evantson)
- Lucero Enríquez (Institute of Aesthetics Research, UNAM)*
- Armando Gómez Rivas (National Conservatorium of Music, Mexico City)
- John Koegel (California State University, Fullerton)
- Ricardo Miranda (National Center of Musical Research, Documentation and Information Carlos Chávez, Mexico City)
- Carmen Cecilia Piñero Gil (ComuArte-Spain)*
- Evguenia Roubina (National School of Music, UNAM, Mexico City)*
- Carlos Villanueva Abelairas (University of Santiago de Compostela)*
Organization committee
David Andrés-Fernández (University of Castilla-La Mancha)*
Maria Luísa Castilho (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco / CESEM)*
Belén Vega Pichaco (University of Oviedo)*
(*) MUSAM Study Group Members (SEdeM)
For more information, please contact with: musam@sedem.es

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