Early Music Editing: Principles, Techniques, and Future Directions
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
3-5 July 2008
Keynote speaker: Dr. Margaret Bent (All Souls College, Oxford)
Program committee: Marnix van Berchum, Theodor Dumitrescu, Eric Jas, Karl Kügle, Rudolf Rasch
In the study and performance of pre-Classical western music, few elements fluctuate so rapidly as fashions in the interpretative and presentational aspects of music transcriptions. Often unspoken and unscrutinized editorial decisions play a key role in shaping the modern reception and understanding of early repertories. With the advent of significant new technologies changing the face of publishing across the entire globe, the time is ripe for a critical reevaluation of the principles and assumptions which inform the creation and distribution of early music scores for modern readers.
Proposals on any aspect of edition-making and transcription regarding repertories up to c. 1750 are welcome, including but not limited to: music philology and the status of textual criticism; lessons from past and current edition projects; impact on performance and analysis; editing and music pedagogy; the role of information technology and digital media in music editing.
Paper length: 30 minutes
Proposals for round tables and special sessions/workshops are also welcome.
Proposal deadline: 1 February 2008
Abstracts: Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, including title, author name, and affiliation/location, either via e-mail to EditingConference_at_cmme.org or via post to:
Dr. Theodor Dumitrescu
Universiteit Utrecht
Kromme Nieuwegracht 29
3512HD Utrecht
The Netherlands