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Analysis of Musical Practices Research Group
The Analysis of Musical Practices Research Group was established in 2003 as part of the IRCAM and CNRS joint laboratory ‘Sciences et Technologies de la Musique et du Son’. It contributed to the growth of performance studies in France through a symposium (Le Travail de l’Interprétation, IRCAM, 2004), a research seminar (2005–) and several research projects involving empirical musicology, ethnography of music-making, and multimedia musical annotation. Publications focus on: how musicians specialising in new music prepare and rehearse a contemporary piece; ‘interprétation’ vs ‘lecture’ (reading) in performance; and the epistemology of computer-aided performance analysis.

Laboratory for Live Electronic Audio Performance Practice (LLEAPP)
Originating from a group at the University of Edinburgh, LLEAPP workshops bring together practitioners of acoustic, analogue and digital music, with an emphasis on the electronic, from around the UK for intensive collaborative projects culminating in a public performance at the end of the workshop. Postgraduate students and staff from the Universities of Edinburgh, East Anglia, Newcastle, City University (London) and SARC (Belfast) form the core of this group.

Music Preserved
A registered charity founded to preserve public performances in recorded sound for future generations, with a dedication to capturing the spontaneity and emotion, power and excitement of classic music performances through rare recordings of public performances and interviews.

Performance Research Group, School of Media, Music, and Performance, University of Salford
The Performance Research Group has faculty- wide membership drawing on researchers from across MMP, the School of English and Sociology. The focus of the group is driven by its membership whose research interests centre largely on multimedia and new media performance modes including digital performance, site specific, networked performance and dance and screen as well as pedagogic research interests in the teaching of performance practice in the 21st century.

Performance Studies Division, National Communication Association
The Performance Studies Division of NCA promotes study, criticism, research, teaching, public awareness, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and cultural principles of performance. Scholars and artists associated with the Division pursue performance as an object of inquiry (looking at varieties of performance in everyday life as well as on stage), a heuristic metaphor for analysis (looking at modes of communication that ‘common sense’ might not view as performative but that may nonetheless yield knowledge if viewed as such), a method of research (using performance to investigate social phenomena), and a medium of artistry (creating performance in traditions ranging from reader’s theatre to performance art for public presentation).

Performance Studies International
PSi is a professional association founded in 1997 to promote communication and exchange between scholars and practitioners working in the field of performance. The organisation has staged numerous international conference and festival gatherings that have moved between the discourse and practice of performance.

Theatre and Performance Research Association
A British research association founded in order to foster and sustain research in all theatre, performance and related areas in British and Irish universities and allied institutions. This initiative is, in part, a response to the competitive, and divisive, climate that has developed incrementally over the past decade within British theatre research as a result of the RAE and other government policies.

Theatre and Performance Studies Research Group, Indiana University at Bloomington
Interdisciplinary, cross-historical, and theoretically multifaceted, the Theatre and Performance Studies Research Group offers a rigorous research program that foregrounds the interplay between embodied texts and textual bodies, internal and external modes of performativity, language and the impact of visual media, in order to examine the experience, production and transformation of cultural meaning. It studies theatre and performance in discrete historical periods as well as the transmission of historical and cultural performativity in its myriad creative and concrete forms.

The Two Thousand + Symposia Series
The symposium is an annual one-day research event, which has been running alongside the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music in Belfast since 2006. It is a day during which performance practitioners from diverse areas as well as theorists come together to cover a wide variety of topics on performance informed by new technologies.