Rhodes University, Grahamstown

23 - 25 June 2011

The Fifth Annual SASRIM conference was held at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, from 23 to 25 June 2011.

SASRIM was founded in order to draw together persons researching all fields of music, a move that was intended to stimulate discussions across previously segregated sub-disciplines and to result in synergistic benefits to our research and even to the way in which we conceptualise our research. With this aim in mind, and in contrast to its previous congresses and the 2010 IMS-SASRIM Conference, SASRIM decided not to specify a theme for its 2011 congress. Participants were invited to submit proposals for lecture demonstrations and round-table discussions as well as individual papers.

The dates of the 2011 Congress were chosen so that participants could stay in Grahamstown for the IASPM conference (27 June–1 July) and the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.