Music Ecosystems Conference: Auckland, New Zealand 24-25 April 2020

Dear ACL members,

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and a great start into the year 2020.

We are inviting proposals for papers/presentations to be presented at the conference which will take part during the ISCM2020 World New Music Days in Auckland and would be grateful if you would share the information below with your network. Thank you!

 Music Ecosystems Conference: Auckland, New Zealand

24-25 April 2020

Open Call for Proposals

As part of the ISCM 2020 World New Music Days we invite proposals for papers/presentations that reflect on our changing music ecosystems, and may coincide with one or more of the following themes:

  • musical villages
  • music and the environment
  • the musical globe
  • sustainability
  • dislocated musics
  • internationalism and music
  • musical (r)evolutions

Papers on topics outside these areas, but falling within the scope of the general theme, are also invited.

Proposals should be submitted via the festival website by Friday 7 February 2020.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed by two members of an assessment panel convened by ISCM President, Assoc Prof Glenda Keam. Submitters will be advised whether their proposal has been accepted by Friday 28 February. Note that both formal and informal presentation styles are welcome. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes discussion.

Please note: Select conference papers/presentations will be invited for publication in the new online platform Naxos Musicology International (accessible via the Naxos Music Library). Contributions may of course be edited and revised by authors for the purposes of publication.

If you have any questions, please get in touch on


Ngā mihi nui,

Claudia Ruff

Festival Co-ordinator

ISCM 2020 World New Music Days & ACL Festival