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Is there a musical avant garde today?

Is there a musical avant garde today?



A study day at City, University of London (College Building, AG08), July 21st 2017, 10am-6pm.

The day will look at avant-garde in musical cultures today.

Registration attendance fee: £8


Detailed Description

The aim of this Study Day is to stimulate a broad, interdisciplinary conversation about how, if at all, to talk of an avant-garde in musical cultures today. For the purposes of this conference, the term ‘avant-garde’ is fluid, but is broadly defined as a particular idea and praxis of a music more progressive than certain others.

We invite scholars and practitioners from different fields to address the ways in which musical avant-gardes today are both practiced and discursively constructed.

Keynote: Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London). Study day panel: Alexi Vellianitis (University of Oxford), Adam Harper (City, University of London) and Rachel McCarthy (Royal Holloway). Confirmed speakers include the above and Max Erwin, George Haggett and Lauren Redhead.