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The Bow Music Conference at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on 24 - 27 February 2016 is put together in consultation with southern African and international bow music researchers. Participation will include academics from a wide spectrum of indigenous musical arts, practitioners and cultural bearers of diverse bow music traditions in sub-Saharan and abroad.

Call for Proposals 2018

 

THE INTERNATIONAL BOW MUSIC CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

2018 THEME: New Paths and Emerging Directions in Bow Music Scholarship 

The 2nd International Musical Bow Conference is convening at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban from 29 August to 2 September 2018, in conjunction with the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) Twelfth Annual Congress. Focused on musical bows as a scientific field of scholarly study and diverse global range of performance practices, the conference builds on successes of the inaugural Bow Music Conference held in February 2016, which include the issuing in 2017, of a volume of selected manuscripts as Proceedings of the 1st International Bow Music Conference by the International Library of African Music (ILAM), who are also publishers of African Music journal. 

With the objective of furthering our understanding of bow music traditions in their historical, emergent and contemporary contexts of practice and scholarship, the organisers of the 2nd International Bow Music cordially invite proposals for paper presentations, panel discussions, lecture demonstrations, practical workshops, music performances, poster/instrument exhibitions as well as short documentary film and video presentations. 

Envisaged proposals will address, among other concerns: 

  • Contemporary and future relevance of musical bow scholarship and performance 
  • Musical bow traditions in transformation in an advancing technological era 
  • Musical bows in education and in/ as cultural heritage 
  • Role of musical bows in the global cultural commons 
  • Musical bows and the development of sustainable regional and global culture 

 

Proposed maximum length of contributions including open discussion: 

  • papers (30 minutes) 20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes open discussion) 
  • lecture-demonstrations (60 minutes) 
  • panels (60 minutes) 
  • performances and/or demonstrations (30 - 60 minutes) 
  • workshops (60 minutes) 
  • exhibitions, film screenings and poster presentations 

 

Proposals must include: 

  • Title and abstract or description of contribution (maximum 350 words) 
  • Biography (maximum 50 words) 
  • Title and institutional affiliation of presenter[s] 
  • Email and phone contact details 
  • Audio-visual requirements 
  • Other equipment requirements (eg. musical instruments, PA and sound amplification etc.) 

 

The deadline for submission of abstracts and proposals is FRIDAY 27 APRIL

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS -  THURSDAY 10 MAY

Please submit proposals (and enquiries) to info@bowconference.com