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LMJ 20 Call for Papers

posted Aug 28, 2009, 6:32 AM by maat admin

Improvisation has been a critical component in many forms music around the world throughout most of history, and is an essential quality of human intelligence that extends far beyond the borders of art. It remains, nonetheless, a controversial subject in contemporary Western music: detested and denounced by such titans as Pierre Boulez and John Cage, embraced with equal fervor by others, and seriously misunderstood by many. For Volume 20 of the Leonardo Music Journal we welcome papers on aspects of improvisation in music, art and the general realm of decision-making – especially texts addressing the interplay of improvisation and technology.

DEADLINES: 15 October 2009: Rough proposals, queries/ 1 January 2010: Submission of finished article