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contemporary chamber music [performance + composition + research]

Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism

June  21–25, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Mary Jane Leach & Amy Cimini

Guest Artists: Ellen Fullman, Randy GibsonRussell Hartenberger, R. Andrew Lee,  Marc Mellits 

The Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism is hosted by the University of Tennessee and the nief-norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, TN. 

Performances and discussions will feature the music of Maryanne Amacher, Julius Eastman, Ellen Fullman, Randy Gibson, Michael Gordon, Mary Jane Leach, Marc Mellits, Steve Reich, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, arrangements of Moondog’s music, and much more.

To attend the full conference, we recommend arriving on Wednesday, June 21 in the afternoon, in time for the opening evening concert. Papers begin Thursday morning and conclude Sunday at noon, followed by a marathon concert into Sunday night. We recommend departing on Monday morning, June 26.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Ellen Fullman, photo by Robert Szkolnicki

Ellen Fullman, photo by Robert Szkolnicki

R. Andrew Lee performing Randy Gibson's The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield at the ATLAS performance space with projections by Oscar H Scott | Photo by Randy Gibson

R. Andrew Lee performing Randy Gibson's The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield at the ATLAS performance space with projections by Oscar H Scott | Photo by Randy Gibson


MinSoc 2017 Committee: Kerry O'Brien (chair & co-host), Maarten Beirens, Steve Gisby, Sasha Metcalf, and John Pymm.

Please note: Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a planned volume of conference proceedings, co-organized by Maarten Beirens and Steve Gisby.

Please email any questions or concerns to minimalism2017@niefnorf.org.


Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism is hosted by the larger 14-day nief-norf Summer Festival, a gathering of dozens of performers and composers in Knoxville, TN (June 7 - 26, 2017). More information about the festival: http://www.niefnorf.org/festival-overview/


Watch Ellen Fullman's recent performance at Sonic Protest Festival 2016, Saint-Merry Church (Paris):


Watch highlights from the 2014 Research Summit: rehearsals of Steve Reich's Drumming with Russell Hartenberger.