7 September 2012, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Symposium as part of the 15th International Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, "Music | Musics: Structures and Processes", 4-8 September 2012, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Call for Papers
Deadline: 8 January 2012
The symposium is dedicated to a topic that to this day remains under-researched within historical musicology: the forms and effects of colonial music practice during the age of Enlightenment. The heterogeneous characteristics of colonial politics exercised by the Portuguese, Spanish, British, Dutch, Danish, and French allow researchers to draw conclusions regarding many aspects of their musical practices, including where they lie on the spectrum between segregation and acculturation and, in missionary contexts, accommodation of local musical traditions, syncretism, and the rites controversy. Furthermore, numerous waves of emigration led to particular types of colonization in which music played an influential part in identity formation both for the immigrants and the local communities. Slavery also presents us with another facet of colonial music practice: for instance, Portuguese America or the Northern American British and French colonies were supplied with Sub-Saharan African slaves who brought their own musical practices, which therefore must also be considered within the discussion of European colonialism.
Full Call for Papers on http://www.uni-goettingen.de/e