Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State

25-27 August 2016

The South African Society for Research in Music cordially invites you to its 2016 annual congress to be held at the Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State.

This year, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the society, as well as the centenary of the birth of South African composer Arnold van Wyk. The keynote speakers are Stephanus Muller (Stellenbosch University) and Guthrie Ramsey (University of Pennsylvania).

SASRIM encourages the submission of a wide variety of proposals, including those that explore alternative formats (lecture recitals, performance demonstrations, workshops), multiple facets of music research and practice on the African continent, disciplinary intersections, and perspectives on thinking and performing the boundary between ’music thinking’ and ’music making’. Contributions that reflect on the first decade of the society’s existence or any aspect related to Arnold van Wyk are especially welcome. Proposals will be assessed individually, without privileging particular subjects or methodologies.

The society extends a special invitation to undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit proposals and/or attend the congress. Students whose proposals are accepted may apply to SASRIM for limited financial support.

Keynote Speakers:

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.  A widely published writer, he is the author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop (University of California Press, 2003).

Stephanus Muller is a Professor at Stellenbosch University where he lectures in musicology and is the founder and Principal Investigator of Africa Open – Institute for Music, Research and Innovation that has developed from the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS).