1-4 JUNE 2017


The joint conference of the Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument Society will be held in Edinburgh, 1st - 4th June 2017.

The meeting will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh and will be centred on the newly refurbished St Cecilia's Hall, location of Musical Instrument Museums Edinburgh.


The following events, under separate management, might be of interest to those attending the Conference on Musical Instruments

The Edinburgh Serpentarium, 26-30 May 2017

Afternoon workshop on the theme of "Designing Musical Instruments", 31 May 2017
The Reid School of Music in the University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce an afternoon workshop on the theme of "Designing Musical Instruments". The afternoon will open with an "in conversation" discussion on designing musical instruments with Trevor Pinch, Goldwin Smith Professor of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Professor Pinch is a leading thinker in the sociology of technology and sound studies, the author of the acclaimed Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer, and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies.
The discussion will be followed by a hands-on instrument/interface workshop led by Kristina Andersen, researcher and storyteller at STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam. Andersen works with electronics and reclaimed materials to create unusual objects and experiences, and her research interests include wearable computers and tangible objects in virtual spaces.
Registration for the workshop is free but limited - please register to attend via eventbrite.

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