|New event, old instruments, in Northfield, Minnesota
The Vintage Band Festival and International Wind Music History Conference, presented by the HBS and IGEB (the Historic Brass Society and the International Society for the Investigation and Preservation of Wind Music), takes place over five busy days in Northfield, Minnesota, July 27-31, 2006.
This combined event, taking place in the US whereas most IGEB events have taken place in Europe, is a new departure for both groups. Paul Niemisto, Event Coordinator, writes with details and a call for papers.
"The International Wind Music History Conference will be a joint conference of music attracting musicologists, pedagogues, students, early music specialists and performers from all over the world. Taking place in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota from Thursday, July 27, until the evening of Monday July 31, 2006, this conference combines the research interests of two organizations (Historic Brass Society and the International Society for the Investigation and Preservation of Wind Music), whose goals are mutual and all will be enhanced by the interaction this event will provide. The addition of the Vintage Band Festival, and of informal playing sessions, will connect this event to a wider audience, serving as an introductory forum for students and other musicians into the sphere of historically informed period-instrument performance.
"The general timetable for the conference will include the presentation of research papers, lectures, demonstrations, informal playing sessions, public performances of historical wind music groups (such as American Civil War saxhorn bands, 18th Century European harmoniemusik ensembles, and ethnic bands), and a marketplace for sheet music, instrument, books, and recordings. The last session of the conference - a farewell concert - does not take place until the Monday night and conference participants will need to plan to depart on August 1st at the earliest."
Call for papers
HBS President, Jeffrey Nussbaum, elaborates the scholarly theme of Conference 2006, which is "Away from Home".
"Cultural and musical travels are seldom conducted in a straight line. Cross-relations are developed when musicians and musical traditions travel from one land to another. These travels have had an impact on repertory, performance practice, development of instruments, pedagogical trends and other social, economic, and cultural developments. Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers addressing these and related themes." (JN)
The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2006
Please send submissions or inquiries to Paul Niemisto, firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed information about both festival and conference are on the website, linked below:
Conference and Festival website
Editor's note: Although ITG News does not usually carry pre-publicity for most events, the new features of this one would seem to make it appropriate to draw it to our readers' attention: we hope you find it helpful. You will find this and many, many other events listed in the ITG Calendar.