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Historic Brass Society President Jeff Nussbaum writes with a Call for Papers for the HBS's 24th Annual Early Brass Festival which takes place July 24-27 at Loyola University, New Orleans.
The festival, directed by Jeff Nussbaum and Jeremy Brekke, has as its theme:
Moments of Change: Zorzi to Armstrong
Key moments of change in brass music from Medieval wind bands to jazz
The HBS release continues:
Call for Papers
The HBS, for the first time, holds its Early Brass Festival in New Orleans – the home of jazz. This inspires the Society to take as its theme “Moments of change”. It is envisaged that this theme will encourage presentations of all types related to early jazz, but that it will also prompt delegates to think of other “moments of change” in the history of brass.
The title should be interpreted as widely as possible: it is intended to be inclusive of a range of different meanings, but the following themes might be prominent:
- Early jazz its precursors and its impact on performance practices more widely
- Change and continuity in the history of brass playing and its repertoire
- Changes in improvisational styles and other non-written traditions
- Key changes in the way brass instruments have been designed, made, distributed and consumed
- The relationship between brass playing and the broader social and cultural movements that ran parallel with it
- The reception of brass playing at key moments in history: the way brass playing has been critiqued and represented (both in words and images).
These topics should be taken to be relevant to performances as well as papers.
Activities will include:
- Round-table discussion sessions
- Informal playing sessions for all brass instruments (cornetto, trombone, natural trumpet, natural horn, serpent, all 19th century brass instruments)
- Instrument makers' exhibitions
- Social event
- Tentative Keynote Speaker: Gunther Schuller
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2008
Info. and Proposals to:
Historic Brass Society,
148 West 23rd Street #5F,
Tel. (+1) 212 627-3820
Email: president at historicbrass dot org
Source: Historic Brass Society