SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

Friday 7 December – Saturday 8 December 2012

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
Royal Parade, Parkville

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance for over 200 years, building on them as cornerstones of musical exoticism. These constructions of musical exoticism have in turn informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain.

This Symposium brings together scholars from around the world to reflect on Spain’s unique position in the enactment of musical and cultural identity. The papers explore themes that span a range of periods, genres and musical styles, from opera and flamenco to dance and film, and encompass approaches including historical musicology, cultural studies and performance practice.


There is no charge for registration but RSVP is essential as places are limited.

Please email Liz Kertesz <> by Friday 30 November indicating your day/s of attendance: Friday / Saturday / Friday and Saturday

For further information, please consult the Symposium website at

Michael Christoforidis [Email:]


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