Call for Papers - Overview

March 17–19, 2016
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Porto, Portugal


The Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) at the Catholic University of Portugal invites the submission of proposals to the Porto International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface.
In recent interdisciplinary research, the notion of musical gesture has emerged as a crucial interface for a post-Cartesian understanding of all forms of human music making involved in the creation of the multifarious relations that arise between music and sound, mind and body, movement and meaning.
The conference welcomes approaches that might clarify and further explore the various functions of musical gestures, whether metaphorical as concepts underlying movement perception and the organization of musical experience, of control as elements of interactive and computational systems, or communicative as vehicles for meaning in social interactions. In particular, we seek contributions that might be able to bring into contact the various tensions and “divides” of the field, using qualitative and quantitative methodologies; pursuing humanistic/artistic, natural, social, or technological inquiries; or exploring relations between phenomenological, perceivable, interactive, and measurable accounts of musical gesture.
We invite scholars from various disciplines to contribute to this international conference. The language of the conference is English.