[CFP] ‘Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect’

It has recently been announced by The Department of Music and Media at the University of Surrey that they will be hosting a three-day conference called ‘Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect’ taking place 21st–23rd October 2016.

Our very own Professor Tony Whyton (Birmingham City University/ Jazz research at BCU) is a keynote speaker alongside Ingrid Monson ( Harvard University) 

The conference aims to undertake a wide-ranging scholarly and creative investigation of the music, history, legacy, cultural significance and wider socio-political, artistic and intellectual contexts of these two giants of jazz.

The conference committee invites proposals for scholarly, research-led contributions on any aspect of this theme.

As well as, proposals focusing directly on Davis and Coltrane, proposals are welcomed in which either of the two artists might serve as important springboards for the discussion of, or creative response to, wider cultural issues or other specific, related artists and musics.

Submission via e-mail to Jeremy Barham at: j.barham@surrey.ac.uk by Friday 29 January, 2016.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 26 February, 2016.

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