Monday 9 May
Department of Music, University of York
Digital opera: new means and new meanings is intended both as provocation and
exploratory gesture: how can 21st-century digital technology become a
fundamental, constitutive element (voice) in the creation of digital opera?
What could digital opera be? Motivated by recent innovations in digital performance and 21st-century
music practice, this symposium will explore the open, creative space between
composition, technology and theatre, each understood in the broadest sense. The
boundaries of digital opera will not be prescribed in advance; the aim is to
open up pathways along which new concepts could develop. We are interested in
finding the 'new meanings' within the 'new means'.
Digital opera: new means and new meanings will take place on 9 May 2011 at the Music Research Centre, University of York.
The proceedings of Digital opera: new means and new meanings will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media (Spring 2012). All symposium participants and scholars/practitioners working in digital opera-related fields are invited to submit a paper for inclusion in the special issue.
For the full schedule, click here.
Registration fee: £45 (including lunch and refreshments); £20 concession rate (including lunch and refreshments). Registration deadline: 3 May 2011.
Click here for online registration or use the Digital Opera Conference Registration Form (MS Word , 39kb). Further enquiries to Dr Áine Sheil.
For information about getting to the University, click here.
The symposium will be held in the Music Research Centre, Department of Music, Heslington Campus. This is at the western end of the campus (see Sir Jack Lyons Concerts Hall on this campus map). If you are arriving by bus no 4 or 44 from the train station, get off at the Wentworth Roundabout stop (this is the first of the university bus stops if you are coming from town/the train station).