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Extreme Music: Hearing and Nothingness

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December 1-2, 2016, University of Southern Denmark

Call for papers

Please Note! Due to summer vacations around the world, we are giving a vacation-based extension for abstract submission until August 28, 2016.

Call for papers and practical information (hotel, dining, etc.) as a PDF  

The research group The Performances of Everyday Living at SDU Odense is pleased to invite paper submissions for presentation at EXTREME MUSIC – HEARING AND NOTHINGNESS. The research presented should suggest, explore and examine the respects in which music may be transgressive, provocative or alien; are there respects in which some music challenges us to the point that it may even prompt questioning as to the very nature of music? We would like to emphasize that we heartily welcome research presentations dealing with the notion of extreme music in relation to any musical genre to which it may be applicable.This conference is a cross-disciplinary endeavor. We welcome presentations from the perspectives of philosophy, musicology, marketing, media studies, medicine, acoustics, theology, literary studies, music pedagogy, semiotics, sociology, linguistics, religious studies, anthropology, psychology, biology, education studies, music therapy, performance studies and culture studies.

This conference builds upon the momentum initiated and maintained by the spring 2016 series of guest lectures at SDU entitled “Extreme Music” and the international conference entitled “Mind Over Metal: Metal Music and Culture from A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective” held in December 2015 at SDU. The group’s investigations concerning extreme music thus gained traction while examining extreme metal and related genres – and work regarding this music is very welcome – but we do wish to stress our interest in contributions dealing with the extreme in jazz, opera, classical instrumental music, computer music, electronica, world music – just to name a few examples.

Participation in the conference is free, so join us in Odense – Register here! 

The time allotted per paper will be 30 minutes for presentation and 15 minute for discussion. Exemplification by means of audio-visual material is most welcome. An abstract of minimum 350 words/maximum 400 words should be submitted to Cynthia M. Grund [email protected] with “Paper submission for Extreme Music –  Hearing and Nothingness” on the subject line no later August 21, 2016.  Each abstract submitted will receive double-blind peer review, and you will receive notification of whether or not your paper has been accepted for presentation by September 5, 2016. All who receive notice that their papers have been accepted for presentation are asked to confirm participation and register no later than September 15. We request that all who wish to come to SDU on December 1 and 2 simply to attend the conference (without presenting a paper) register no later than November 1, 2016. Papers presented at the conference will be afforded the opportunity for publication in peer-reviewed publications online and in print.

Important Dates: 

August 21, 2016 (12 noon GMT) – Deadline for abstract submission. Please Note! Due to summer vacations around the world, we are giving a vacation-based extension for abstract submission until August 28, 2016.

September 5, 2016 (12 noon GMT) – Notification of paper acceptance based on double-blind peer review of abstracts.

September 15, 2016 (12 noon GMT) – Deadline for confirmation of participation from those whose abstracts have been accepted.

October 1, 2016 (12 noon GMT) – Submission deadline for final version of abstract, short biography and photo for inclusion in conference booklet both online and in print

November 1, 2016 (12 noon GMT) – Registration deadline for conference participation without paper as well as conference meet-and-greet, and the two conference dinners (price level for each ca. 20€ or less).  Online registration here

November 30, 2016 Participants arrive in Odense. 19-21: meet-and-greet at or near Hotel CabInn.

December 1-2, 2016 Conference at University of Southern Denmark (SDU); conference dinners.

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