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TENOR 2018

May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018



Fourth International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation

Four research centres and networks (matralab, MilieuX, CIRRMT, Hexagram) spanning three Montréal universities (Concordia, McGill, UQAM) propose to co-host the 4th International Conference on Technologies of Notation and Representation (acronym: TENOR) from May 24 to 26, 2018.

The first three TENOR conferences (2015 Paris, 2016 Cambridge, 2017 A Coruña) have established the growing relevance of emergent technologies of notation and representation for a wide range of musical practices: composers, performers, theoreticians, performance researchers, historians, ethnomusicologists, archivists etc.

The term “Technologies of Notation and Representation” encompasses the two principal modes of approaching performing arts by way of another medium: in order to either provide performers with a set of references or instructions that guide their performance (notation); or in order to de-ephemeralize (mostly: visualize) performance praxis for offline analysis or archiving (representation).

The core conference will be three-days long, one day at each university. In keeping with methodologies of research-creation, we will issue a call for scores alongside the call for papers. Works selected will be presented in workshop concerts / readings by well-known local ensembles such as Ensemble Supermusique, Quatuor Bozzini, and CLOrk (Concordia Laptop Orchestra). We will also offer, in parallel, a 5 day Performers’ Lab, for performers from all traditions interested in expanding their practice by performing scores that use new notational technologies.

=> Call for papers and scores are open: http://matralab.hexagram.ca/tenor2018/calls