Call for Articles a?? Issue 5: Analyzing and Interpreting Improvised Music
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Instant composing, real-time music, current music, free jazz, intuitive music a?? the genre indications on the part of artists point to a struggle surrounding a volatile subject. The focus of this issue is to present and discuss the scholarly methods for interpreting and analyzing these and similar genres and to identify their possibilities and limitations.
The topics in this area range from procedural questions of methodological and manual problems of transcription and translation from one sign system to another to problems of descriptive language right up to discussion of aesthetic premises, which, consciously or unconsciously, we bring to the subject. Ultimately, it comes down to the question of what subject we are dealing with when we analyze: a musical structure, a sonic result, a concert situation, a performance, a performance in the sense of performance art, a document of social communication, group processes, or the celebration (possibly arising from other contexts) of festival and performance cultures.
We warmly welcome all authors who are interested in the issue to send their articles for consideration. Editorially-supported languages are German, English, French, and Italian.
In addition to scholars from different disciplines we would also like to invite composers, musicians, and artists to express their views through reflections on their own art or the art of others.
The contributions should not exceed 45,000 characters in length (including spaces). The deadline for articles is 15 September 2012. Please send in submissions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org