Sound and subject through ages: musical meanings in narratives, topics and technologies.
4 – 7 April 2016Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury & London, UK.
The International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS) is a biennial conference on recent developments and future trends in Musical Semiotics. It is one of the major platforms of the project of Musical Signification, launched in Paris in 1984, and subsequently directed for 29 years by Eero Tarasti at the University of Helsinki.
The XIIIth International Congress was a resounding success and was held in the beautiful, historic city centre of Canterbury and in London from 4–7 April, 2016. It was organised and hosted by the School of Music and Performing Arts (MPA) at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) under the auspices of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS), with the University of Helsinki , International Semiotics Institute (ISI) and the Institute of Musical Research (IMR). The conference was directed by Nicholas McKay (CCCU) and Eero Tarasti (University of Helsinki).