The Ecomusicologies 2013 symposium is a featured event within the IMC World Forum, aiming to attract the interest of scholars, musicians, composers and others who may not have yet had an opportunity to engage with this emerging field of critical enquiry. The symposium theme ‘Ecosystems and Ecocriticism’ is intended as a starting point for discussions about music in the context of different kinds of ecosystems and critical contexts. The theme of the IMC World Forum, ‘Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities’ aligns with the aims and objectives of many scholars in the field of ecomusicology. For more information about the IMC World Forum, including information about other conferences and events, please see: www.worldforumonmsuic.org .
In addition to a number of online presentations, the live paper sessions in the symposium will be streamed online. A URL for access to the live streaming will be circulated via the Ecomusicologies email list a week before the symposium.
The Queensland Conservatorium (140 Grey St, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101) is located in the lush subtropical parklands of South Bank, adjacent to South Brisbane train station and the Cultural Centre bus station. It is situated in the heart of Brisbane’s arts precinct, with theatres, concert halls, libraries and museums all within walking distance. South Bank offers a range of activities and amenities (including a free sand-bottomed swimming pool, rainforest walk, bars, restaurants, cinema) and is easily accessible on public transport from any part of Brisbane. For more information about the location, see: www.visitsouthbank.com.au/.
Where to Go on Arrival
The Friday sessions will be held in room 1.39, on the ground floor of the conservatorium building. Ecomusicologies symposium attendees should proceed directly to room 1.39 for registration between 9-9.30am (a short welcoming address will be made at 9.20). The first paper session will commence at 9.30am. The online Saturday session will be held in the Boardroom, room 3.46 on the third floor of the Conservatorium building, overlooking the main foyer.
Performances and Other Activities
Registered delegates will have access to all of the events and performances that have been scheduled as part of the IMC World Forum on Music on the Friday. A detailed schedule of IMC World Forum events can be found at www.worldforumonmsuic.org . Any particular suggestions for performances or other activities will be announced at the commencement of the symposium.
The venue has lecture technology facilities that are now standard in Australia, including an integrated console with PC, A/V unit and projector, and a port for connecting an external laptop. Delegates are invited to prepare their presentations with this setup in mind. Mac users should ensure they have the correct AV adaptor for laptop presentations.
Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the symposium convenor, Dan Bendrups, firstname.lastname@example.org. During the symposium, Dan Bendrups can be reached on 3735 6204.