Reactions to the Record symposium

12 Apr 2012 to 14 Apr 2012
Stanford, USA

The 2012 Reactions to the Record symposium will take place April 12-14, 2012 at Stanford University. The symposium is associated with a wide array of events and programs including concerts, exhibits, workshops, lectures, and more.

The Stanford Department of Music in conjunction with the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts and the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound convened the first Reactions to the Record symposium in 2007 as an interdisciplinary meeting of the world's finest scholars and performers interested in the legacy of historical recordings. Past symposia can be found here. Presenters have included Charles Rosen, Nicholas Cook, Robert Philip, Joseph Horowitz, Jose Bowen, Malcolm Bilson, Donald Manildi, among others.

The symposium highlights work in performance practice that engages historical recordings as vital source material. Central to this interest are performances inspired by historical models. Presentations in related areas include cultural studies in performance, methodologies of performance analysis, and performance in historical narrative.