CALL FOR PAPERS
Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak,
2nd INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS
22-24 November 2016
EMPOWERING SOCIETY: TRANSDICIPLINARY RESEARCH IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris will be holding their 2nd International Music and Performing Arts Conference (IMPAC2016) from 22-24 November 2016.
Date: 22-24 November 2016
Time: 8.30 a.m - 6.00 p.m
Venue: Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Theme: Empowering Society: Transdisciplinary Research in the Performing Arts
The organisers of IMPAC2016 invite abstract proposals for individual papers, performance of creative work, interactive workshops, panels, poster presentations, and papers by early career researchers (See online abstract proposal submission for details on presentation formats). We encourage transdisciplinary research presentations and collaborations between diverse fields based on the main theme and subthemes outlined below. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 15 May 2016.
This year's theme resonates with the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025 aim to recognise research with intangible outcomes, as indicated in the Key Intangible Performance (KIP). These intangible outcomes refer to research that creates an impact on society and solves problems of the industry. These researches are usually demand driven, value or serviced based and encourage academia to collaborate with industry, community and business in providing practical solutions. Transdisiplinary research that fuses ideas from the fields of music, dance, theatre, science, sport, mathematics, language, archaeology and others will also contribute to new knowledge and innovative outcomes.
Community-based Education, Advocacy and Engagements
This sub-theme explores how academics can advocate educational goals in the community through innovative pedagogy and creative performances by working closely with culture bearers in the community. The researcher applies the theories and concepts in creative production through hands on application in the field. Practiced-based, practice-led, action-based, reflective approaches may be explored in this theme.
Heritage, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation of Ideas
One of the ways to approach cultural sustainability is through the reconstruction, rebranding, adaptation, innovation and commercialisation. This theme explores the heritagisation of culture and the mobilisation of cultural identity by various power structures with different socio-political agendas. Issues of rights to representation and how much innovation in cultural heritage is acceptable are questions probed in this theme.
Innovative Teaching and Learning Ecosystems
This sub-theme is in line with the Ministry of Higher Education's goals to increase diversity in the approaches and methods to the transmission of knowledge. Teaching and Learning methods that utilise current technological advancements may be explored in this theme. Research that examines education beyond the established models intrinsic in our education system may be presented. Malaysia needs to shift from working as an academic system functioning in isolation to the "quadruple helix of academia, industry, government and local communities" (Malaysian Education Blueprint, 2015-2025). These enhanced ecosystems need to support value driven research that strive toward the commercialisation of ideas.
Creative Compositions and Performance
The integration of philosophies and concepts from various disciplines into music, dance and theatre enriches new compositions and adds new ideas to performances. This subtheme explores how science, mathematics, history and other fields can influence the composition of new pieces and engage performers in reinterpreting their performances.
This sub-theme provides an additional platform for researchers exploring new ideas that is in line with the main theme such as research that empowers society and one that is transdisciplinary.