The 9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9 – IX CEAM) was held in Strasbourg from 28 June to 1 July 2017.
It was organised by the University of Strasbourg’s GRÉAM Research Centre (Experimental Research Group on Music in Act), the SFAM (French Society for Music Analysis) and IReMus (UMR 8223 – Institute for Musicological Research, Paris), with the support of all the European societies for music analysis.
This international conference was a key event in the field of music analysis and associated fields. It aimed at bringing together researchers and other eminent academics from around the world. The plenary keynote lectures were given by such prestigious personalities as Robert Cogan (New England Conservatory of Music, Boston), Jean-Pierre Bartoli (Sorbonne, Paris) and Marie-Noëlle Masson (SFAM).
While we were particularly keen to receive proposals related to the themes of the conference, we also welcomed free proposals that concern the field of music analysis or link it to a wider range of perspectives in other associated fields.
In this way, we intended to promote original and innovative contributions that are likely to broaden our discipline.
We especially wished to encourage the participation of young researchers and ensure that the conference reflects the diversity of languages and approaches on the European continent in a context of openness and dialogue.
The first European Music Analysis Conference was held in 1989 in the city of Colmar (France); the 2017 conference thus returns to Alsace, a region with a rich cultural past and one of the areas where the humanist movement took root and flourished.