13th Congress on Musical Signification

Sound and subject through ages: musical meanings in narratives, topics and technologies.

4 – 7 April 2016  Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury & London, UK

Conference Directors:

  • Nicholas McKay
  • Eero Tarasti


Conference Booklet

The International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS) is a biennial conference on recent developments and future trends in Musical Semiotics. It is one of the major platforms of the project of Musical Signification, launched in Paris in 1984, and subsequently directed for 29 years by Eero Tarasti at the University of Helsinki.

The XIIIth International Congress was a resounding success and was held in the beautiful, historic city centre of Canterbury and in London from 4–7 April, 2016. It was organised and hosted by the School of Music and Performing Arts (MPA) at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) under the auspices of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS), with the University of Helsinki ,  International Semiotics Institute (ISI) and the Institute of Musical Research (IMR). The conference was directed by Nicholas McKay (CCCU) and Eero Tarasti (University of Helsinki).

Keynote Speakers:

  • Marta Grabocz
  • Robert Hatten
  • Philip Tagg
  • Eero Tarasti
  • Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski

Honorary Committee:

Mario Baroni, Mario Carvalho, Constantin Floros, André Helbo, David Lidov, Costin Miereanu, Lew Rowell, Gino Stefani, Ivanka Stoianova, Philip Tagg, Lasse Thoresen, Miecszyslaw Tomaszewski, Bernard Vecchione and Agostino Ziino.

Scientific Committee:

Byron Almén, Rimantas Astrauskas, Marco Beghelli, Ben Curry, Christine Esclapez, Julius Fujak, Marta Grabocz, Robert S. Hatten, Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Jean-Marie Jacono, Maciej Jablonski, Costantino Maeder, Teresa Malecka, Luca Marconi, Dario Martinelli, Nicholas McKay, Peter Nelson, Juha Ojala, Mark Reybrouk, Dmitriy Shumilin, Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala, Michael Spitzer, Ruta Staneviciute, Benedict Taylor, Susanna Välimäki and Edward Venn.


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