The Performer’s Voice aims to stimulate discussion, develop ideas, and disseminate research on music performance from a range of angles. The first international performance symposium in 2009 attracted 170 delegates from 22 countries (6 continents) and featured 65 presentations in relation to its four points of focus: Towards Performance; Beyond the Score; My Instrument – My Voice; Asian Voices. Subsequent to the initial symposium, a website was established ( theperformersvoice.org ) and a publication of selected proceedings edited by the symposium’s convener Dr. Anne Marshman was published by Imperial College Press ( ‘Performers’ Voices Across Centuries and Cultures’ ). From the 25th – 28th of October, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore will host the second Performer’s Voice Symposium, Horizons Crossing Boundaries.
Visit the symposium website at www.nus.edu.sg/performersvoice
Symposium Theme: Horizons Crossing Boundaries
Building on the successes of the first symposium and on its points of focus, the specific theme for the 2012 symposium is Horizons Crossing Boundaries, as we seek to explore multifarious emerging continuums: from mainstream to experimental, notated to improvised, classical to jazz, world, alternative, pop and/or multi-media, acoustic to electronic, local traditional to contemporary global, canon to contemporary, performer to scholar, west to east and east to west.
Though interdisciplinary in scope, the symposium’s distinct focus derives from an emphasis on the act of performance, the role of the performer, and the professional performer’s perspective. The programme will feature plenary and parallel sessions of lecture-recitals, papers with live or recorded performance, open rehearsals, panel discussions, and workshops. In addition to inviting a range of plenary speakers from 4 continents, this symposium also brings together an exciting number of international keynote performers, all with reputations for crossing boundaries and exploring new horizons, each of whom is also able to reflect upon and communicate about their process of working.