Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 7.1 ‘On Corporeality’

 

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts are happy to announce that 7.1, ‘On Corporeality’, is now available. You can access the free online edition here.

Please also join us for a launch event where you can pick up a free hard copy along with a glass of wine and a 10 minute paper on the journal’s themes from the wonderful Professor Peter Boenisch (University of Surrey). The event will be small and informal and will take place at 11 Bedford Square, Room G3, on Monday 4 March at 6.30pm. Booking is essential. You can book by emailing: platform-submissions@rhul.ac.uk

Articles:

Absent Friends: Edward Bond’s Corporeal Ghosts by James Hudson (University of Lincoln)

Corporeality and Subversion in Post-Renaissance Italy: The Inquisition and the Commedia dell’Arte by Matt Cawson (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The Performance of Biopower and Liveliness: The Life and Death of Terri Schiavo by Renée Newman-Storen (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)

Forum Theatre, Disability and Corporeality: A Project on Sexuality in Zimbabwe by Nehemia Chivandikwa and Ngonidzashe Muwonwa (University of Zimbabwe)

‘Try to follow the sound of my footsteps…’: Walking and the Theatricality of Imaginative Geographies in Janet Cardiff’s The Missing Voice (Case Study B), by Jane Frances Dunlop (Independent)

 

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[CFP] Music and Philosopy: Embodiment and the Physical

Call for Papers

Music and Philosophy

3rd Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

Department of Music and Department of Philosophy, King’s College London
19-20 July 2013

Deadline for proposals: Friday 8 February 2013

Optional theme: ‘Embodiment and the Physical’

Conference website:

http://www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/conference-2013/

[Event] Embodied creativity and improvisation in Hindustani music

IMR South Asian Music and Dance Forum
Thursday 14th February 14:00 – 17.30

Room G22, Senate House, Russell Square, London

14:00 Round Table: “Embodied creativity”
A panel discussion of issues arising from Dard Neuman’s article “Pedagogy, practice, and embodied creativity in Hindustani music”, in the journal Ethnomusicology (56/3, Fall 2012, pp. 426–449).
Speakers: John Baily, Jennie Henley, Viram Jasani, Nicolas Magriel, Nikki Moran, Laudan Nooshin, Frances Shepherd, Chloe Zadeh
Chair: Richard Widdess
Followed by open discussion.

16:00 Break for tea

16:30 Prof. David Clarke (University of Newcastle) “In pursuit of the diachronic: a generative approach to North Indian raga performance.”

All welcome. Delegate fee payable on the door – £5.

[Event] TEI’13

Seventh International Conference on
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
February 10-13, 2013. Barcelona, Spain
Papers, performances and workshops.

Keynotes

Norbert Schnell & Frederic Bevilacqua: Body and Sound – Tangible Interfaces in Music Listening and Performance

Monday, February 11th

The recent availability of both affordable motion capture technology and mobile platforms, allows for creating a new generation of musical instruments and interactive audio applications. These systems are currently redefining the boundaries between music listening and music performance. On one hand, new devices and applications, enable music listening as an active participation in musical interpretation and composition. On the other hand, new digital musical instruments integrate notions of perception, generativity, and collaboration, questioning the performance practices and functions of traditional instruments.

In this context, the design of novel instruments and interactive audio applications becomes the exploration of infinite possibilities to create relationships between bodily action, physical objects, sound, and musical structures.

Design, here may relay on existing – musical and extra-musical – metaphors and bodily knowledge as well as on abstract concepts and topologies.

The musical interaction scenarios and playing techniques that we have developed over the past years involve everyday objects and games as well as free gestures that have been created by listeners in response to sound and music. Our presentation will include numerous examples, such as the MO, Modular Musical Objects, and Urban Musical Game featuring playful collaborative interaction scenarios.

Bill Verplanck: Metaphors, Haptics and Celebration

Closing keynote on Wednesday, February 13th

I will discuss METAPHORS for interaction and how HAPTICS is involved. Reflecting on Monday’s TEI Student Design Challenge I will review what a CELEBRATION of tangibility might be.

More info here.