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PSN Conference 3 – July 2014

Performance Studies Network Third International Conference: 17-20 July 2014

CMPCP’s Performance Studies Network hosted its third International Conference at the University of Cambridge from 17 to 20 July 2014. Approximately 145 delegates from around the world attended the four-day event, which included the presentations of c. 85 speakers in the form of individual papers, research reports and special sessions. Eleven musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music gave a Keynote Session, convened by CMPCP’s Director, Professor John Rink. In addition, there were featured sessions led by members of the CMPCP Directorate. The main conference events were held at the Faculty of Music; delegates were accommodated at nearby Robinson College, where other activities also took place, including a performance of a new organ piece by Jeremy Thurlow performed by Andrew Blackburn with technical design work by Daniel Halford at a plenary session on the final day of the conference. On 18 July, a conference dinner was held at St John’s College, followed by a concert featuring Classico Latino. Other performances were scattered through the conference programme, given by delegates themselves as well as by other musicians.

Session titles

  • Music in sound
  • From Webern to Fineberg
  • Performing notation
  • Experience and meaning in performance
  • Bartók and Ligeti
  • Opera
  • Listener perspectives
  • Perspectives on musical creativity
  • Composer/performer collaborations
  • Ensemble performance
  • Perspectives on musical creativity
  • The recital
  • Historical performance
  • Research reports
  • Improvisation
  • Embodiment
  • Creative learning and teaching
  • Shaping music
  • Practice and performance
  • French music
  • The Academy of Ancient Music in rehearsal and in concert
  • The intercultural and the virtual
  • Orchestral performance
  • Performance analysis
  • Plenary session

The full conference programme can be seen here.

Click here for details of the first and second PSN International Conferences, held in Cambridge in July 2011 and April 2013 respectively.

PSN 2014 online resource

Select conference presentations are available by clicking on the following links: