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CFP Puentes Caribeños: Caribbean Art Music Conference

Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
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5th Symposium of Music Research

Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico

4-6 April 2019


Puentes Caribeños:

Symposium of Art Music from across the Caribbean

Puentes Caribeños (Caribbean Bridges), an international symposium on Caribbean art music, will be held from 4 to 6 April 2019 at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico (CMPR). The symposium will focus on strengthening bonds between composers, performers, artists and scholars throughout the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as specialists from without the region. The symposium invites submissions of original pieces of music, papers, workshops, and documentary films.

Puentes Caribeños comprises presentations by regional composers, panel discussions by composers and academics, and evening concerts by faculty musicians from CMPR and by C-Force from The Bahamas. Panel sessions will focus on a wide range of issues concerning art music in the Caribbean, and performances will include both local traditional music from the participating countries and recently written pieces for the concert hall.

Call for Papers:

Proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations of 2-3 papers, workshops and documentary films should include: 1) abstract of 250 words and 2) personal information (name, email, phone number and institutional affiliation) in a word document (.doc; .docx) or .pdf.  We are particularly interested in proposals that engage with the following topics:

  •  Musical Bridges: the Context of Art Music across the Caribbean
  •  Tradition, Identity, and Influences: New Art Music in the Caribbean.
  •  Jazz, Fusion, and Experimentation
  •  The Future of an Art Form: Engaging the Caribbean’s Musical Youth
  •  Dialogues between Art, Traditional, and Popular Music in the Caribbean
  •  Composition,Improvisation, and Other Modes of Musical Creativity
  •  Music, Sound, and Environment (Climate Change and Musical Activism)

Please send proposals to: jbofill@cmpr.edu  no later than 15 January, 2019.

Call for Scores:  

Compositions are invited from composers with an authentic connection to the Caribbean, defined here as the circum-Caribbean region. This includes composers born in the Caribbean, including those living abroad, as well as those born outside the Caribbean but resident or artistically active here. Accepted compositions will considered for performance during the Puentes Caribeños symposium by Trio Sanroma, Camerata Caribe, and C-Force. Compositions may be for the full ensembles or any combination of instruments within the ensembles. Submission of previously performed works is permitted.


Trio Sanroma: Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Camerata Caribe: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn and Piano

C-Force: Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo, Euphonium and Piano

Please send scores in .pdf format, audio recording or midi realization if available. Score submissions must include contact information and short bio. Send to: pcaribscores@gmail.com no later than 15 January, 2019.

For more information and updates: https://impca.cmpr.edu/simposio/

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