Doctors in Performance 2016

Country: Ireland

City: Dublin

Abstr. due: 01.03.2016

Dates: 08.09.16 — 09.09.16

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

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Organizers: Royal Irish Academy of Music


The first Doctors in Performance festival conference of music performance and artistic research was held at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki) from 4-5 September 2014. The second Doctors in Performance conference will be held at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, in 2016. Doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of musical performance and practice-based or artistic research in music are invited to participate in this festival conference.   The purpose of the conference is to bring together doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of musical performance and practice-based or artistic research in music. ‘Doctors in Performance’ places the emphasis on the music itself with the majority of presentations consisting principally of a musical performance in the form of a recital or a lecture recital related to the research. Shorter paper presentations on artistic research are also included.   Each of the presentations will consist of a musical performance (solo or chamber music) of 40 minutes maximum. The performance can take the form of a recital or a lecture recital. The music performed is expected to include or relate closely to the contents of the doctoral degree or research the participant is pursuing. Paper presentations on artistic research (20 minutes maximum) are also possible.   The conference language is English and all presentations should be in English.   Forms for presentations: Recital 40 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)Lecture recital 40 minutes (+ 10 minutes discussion)Paper presentation 20 minutes (+ 5 minutes discussion)  Organising committee: Denise Neary (RIAM) Orla McDonagh (RIAM) Anu Vehviläinen (Sibelius Academy) Markus Kuikka (Sibelius Academy) Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)   Conference proceedings for Doctors in Performance 2016 will be published in advance on the conference website and in print. This will serve as a concert programme as well as provide background information about the participants and their research topics. The applicants are therefore encouraged to include written comments discussing how their artistic and other research work support each other and towards which common goal they are directed.   The proposal must be accompanied by: a detailed programme of the recital: composers, work titles, composition years, opus numbersa written summary of the candidate’s research topic (500 words maximum)curriculum vitae and contact informationinstitutional affiliationequipment needed for performances and presentations (instruments, data projectors, etc.) 

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