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CFP: Woodstock 50--Stardust and the Devil's Bargain (Berklee College of Music, April 5 - 7, 2019)

Woodstock 50: Stardust and the Devil’s Bargain Submission deadline: October 15 April 5-7, 2019 Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) In August of 1969, a dairy farm in the state of New York hosted a pivotal moment in the history of pop music. Taking place only two years after the "Summer of Love” and one year after the tumultuous events of 1968, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair put an exclamation point on the transformational decade of the 1960s. Joni Mitchell did not attend Woodstock, but her song of the same name captures an opposition inherent to the turbulent and divisive era. “We are stardust...caught in the devil’s bargain,” Mitchell sings, “...and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” The committee hopes that these evocative lyrics inspire a similarly wide-ranging set of proposals. Berklee's Liberal Arts Department is pleased to announce a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. We are soliciting proposals on a