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CALL. 15.03.2016: Music and the animal world in Hellenic and Roman antiquity - Athens (Greece)



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athens, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Stelios Psaroudakes (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens); Sylvain Perrot (Ecole française d'Athènes)

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We are now soliciting submissions for oral and poster presentations. Speakers are invited from all fields of enquiry – philology, archaeology, musicology, computer science, zoology, musical acoustics, theatrology – to contribute to the theme of the conference. We welcome submissions on the following topics:

• Description of animal voices (tonal and rhythmic aspects; audio representation)

• Classification of animal species by their calls

• Association of animal sounds with the seasons and agriculture

• Influence of human music on animals

• Animal parts in the construction of musical instruments

• Animals and semi-animals as musicians

• Animal calls imitated in human music

Papers should be presented and posters written in English and must not have been previously published. The final decision on the category will be made by the scientific committee. Paper presentations must not exceed the limit of 20 minutes. A 10 minute discussion will follow each paper.Full papers will be submitted after the conference by a date to be specified in due course. A selection of accepted papers will be submitted for publication to the Moisa journal Greek & Roman Musical Studie.

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