OPEN CALL: Leonardo Music Journal: Why Live?

Oct 09, 2007 5:59 pm
Call for papers: Why Live? Performance in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Downloads and file exchanges have altered the economics of music of consumption, but have they also rendered the concert hall obsolete? Or have the isolation of ear buds and the ephemerality of digital files actually served to highlight the social significance and sweaty substantiality of live performance? Or are we witnessing the birth of a new “live” virtually social but vitally sweat-free? For LMJ 18 we solicit writing on the significance or irrelevance of contemporary performance practice and its alternatives.
Deadline: 15 October 2007. Rough proposals and queries to Nicolas Collins, Editor-in-Chief, at ncollins[at] More info: