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IX MOISA Conference

IX MOISA Conference 2016, Athens (Greece), 11-14 July, 2016

The Department of Music Studies of the National & Kapodistrian
University of Athens in association with L’École Française d’Athènes
will host the IX MOISA Conference in Athens, Greece, from Monday, 11
to Thursday, 14 July, 2016.
The conference theme is “Music and the animal world in Hellenic and
Roman antiquity”. The keynote speaker will be François-Bernard Mâche,
musicologist and composer. There will be paper and poster
presentations, a final concert with contemporary music inspired by
Antiquity, and an excursion to Delphoi on Friday 15 July, for those
who would be willing to stay on after the end of the conference.

Call for Papers
We are now soliciting submissions for oral and poster presentations.
Speakers are invited from all fields of enquiry – philology,
archaeology, musicology, computer science, zoology, musical acoustics,
theatrology – to contribute to the theme of the conference. We welcome
submissions on the following topics :

Description of animal voices (tonal and rhythmic aspects ; audio
Classification of animal species by their calls
Association of animal sounds with the seasons and agriculture
Influence of human music on animals
Animal parts in the construction of musical instruments
Animals and semi-animals as musicians
Animal calls imitated in human music

Papers should be presented and posters written in English and must not
have been previously published. The final decision on the category
will be made by the scientific committee.
Paper presentations must not exceed the limit of 20 minutes. A 10
minute discussion will follow each paper.
Full papers will be submitted after the conference by a date to be
specified in due course. A selection of accepted papers will be
submitted for publication to the MOISA official journal ’Greek &
Musical Studies’.

Important Dates :
Title and abstract submissions (deadline) : March 15, 2016
Notifications : April 30, 2016

Abstracts and general inquiries should be directed to the conference
coordinators :
Stelios Psaroudakes : spsaroud chez
Sylvain Perrot : sylvain.r.perrot chez


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