Conference: Imperfection As An Aesthetic Idea In Music – call for papers


  • Conference: 6-7 May 2020

  • Call for papers deadline: 15 October 2019

Location: University for Music and the Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

Coming from the dual perspectives of artistic research and musicology, this conference aims to broaden our perspectives on how imperfection can inform our aesthetic understanding of music, historically and in current practice. We are especially interested in the aesthetic implications of musical imperfection from two contrasting points of view:

  • imperfection as a manifest goal of music and musical practice

  • imperfection that occurs primarily by accident, but nevertheless has aesthetic significance.