Porto International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto, Mar 2016

Porto International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface

March 17?19, 2016
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Porto, Portugal
CFP Deadline: 27 Dec 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Atau Tanaka (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Guerino Mazzola (University of Minnesota)
Lawrence Zbikowski (University of Chicago)
Marc Leman (Ghent University)
Marcelo Wanderley (McGill University)
Miguel Ribeiro Pereira (CITAR, and ESMAE/ Instituto Politécnico do Porto)

The Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) at the Catholic University of Portugal invites the submission of proposals to the Porto International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface.

The conference welcomes approaches that might clarify and further explore the various functions of musical gestures, whether metaphorical as concepts underlying movement perception and the organization of musical experience, of control as elements of interactive and computational systems, or communicative as vehicles for meaning in social interactions.

The proposed topics for the conference might be of interest to a variety of fields, including musicology, music theory, psychology, cognitive sciences, human-computer interaction, social anthropology, among others.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

? Control, communication, and metaphorical functions of musical gesture
? Acquisition, tracking, recognition, and synthesis of gestures
? Listening and performance gestures as elements of musical analysis and experience
? Musical creativity, expression, and grammar
? Active listening, intention, agency, and narrativity
? Embodied music theory and cognition
? Social, philosophical, and cultural contexts of musical gestures

Please send abstracts (max. 500 words + max. 3 examples/figures if appropriate), plus a short biographical note (max. 150 words), as a PDF file to the conference organizers no later than December 27, 2015, to the following email:

musical.gesture.2016 -at- porto.ucp.pt

Notification of acceptance will be given by January 18, 2016