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McGill Colloquium 2013

Time Forms: The Temporalities of Aesthetic Experience

McGill University, September 18-21, 2013

This event aims to explore forms in time and the ways time forms experience by bringing together scholars and creator of artistic media that intimately involve a temporal dimension in the experience they engender. Participants will explore different concepts, kinds, and components of experiential temporality as they are manifested in a variety of artistic forms. The event itself is designed to have a large-scale temporal structure that modulates the temporal experience of continuity, immersion, and distraction over the whole event, within which are embedded smaller structures with an interleaving of thought-provoking scholarly presentations, performances, or presentations of art forms, creative workshops, and moments of repose, reflection, and nourishment, or other modes of distraction such as moving around space to get to different events, thereby discovering spaces in between the events.

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Archived Abstracts and Bios

To be uploaded after the completion of the event.

Archived Call For Papers

Please click here to download an archived copy of the 2013 Colloquium Call For Papers in PDF form. Please note that the Call For Papers is open until July 1st, 2013.

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag