Musical Practices – Continuities and Transitions XII. International Conference of the Department of Musicology Faculty of Music in Belgrade

University of Arts in Belgrade
Faculty of Music
Department of Musicology

XII. International Conference of the Department of Musicology
Faculty of Music in Belgrade

MUSICAL PRACTICES – CONTINUITIES AND TRANSITIONS

23–26 April 2014

On the assumption that every consideration of the relationship between constancy (continuity) and changes – these usual/fixed opposites in the conventional notional apparatus of humanities – is destined to conceive paradoxical instabilities of changes, their elusiveness and, consequently, merely deceptive stability of continuity, the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Music has decided to initiate deliberation of a different type of relationship, the one established between two floating/permeable strata of actuality – continuity and transition. This ‘displacement’ of the relationship between ‘constancy’ as continuity and ‘change’ as transition offers itself as one of the most striking ones in the moment of social and political transition we are experiencing (or perhaps living?); therefore, even if not exactly crucial, it is certainly very provocative for understanding musical practices in the focus of our debate. The offered redefinition of this relationship enables, even encourages perception and discussion of transitional ‘states’ of music from the perspective of theoretical, aesthetical, historical, analytical, cultural and media discourses, as well as their intersections – transections, transformations and transfigurations.
Are the continuities in transition, or do perhaps transitions ‘jeopardize’ continuities, or is it even impossible to conceptualize the lines of continuity without those of transition and vice versa? These are just some of the questions arising in the current moment of global transition. And how do practices of production, distribution and reception of music appear in such a context; how does the world of (artistic, popular, traditional) music in the age of global transition look like; how is the transition of the world of music actualized – these issues we want to formulate, research and interpret within several areas indicated below, but which are not mandatory and are mere hints of the possibilities within our subject:

1. Transitions of production – in the domain of works, opuses / compositional techniques, media and new-media realm – from production to post-production;

2. Transitions of distribution – from ritual/repertoire/performance to the Internet;

3. Transitions of reception – (musicological) language in transition; from critique to DIY culture, from canonization to interpretation; rediscovering aesthetics – stages and areas of conceptualization of music.

Please submit your paper topic (including the number of the thematic area as described above) not later than 30 November 2013 to Ivana Miladinović Prica or Biljana Srećković: belgradeconference2014@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Please include your short biography and an abstract of 250 words. You will be notified by 20 December 2013 if your topic has been accepted.

The official language of the conference is English. It is possible to deliver papers also in German, French, Russian, and Serbian, but the authors are kindly requested to provide translation in English.

The time limit for the presentation and discussion of your paper is set at 30 minutes in total.

Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in the proceedings.

Participation fee: 70 €

Both participation at the Conference and the publication of a text whose topic has been accepted by the Program Committee are conditional upon the payment of the participation fee.

Technical details regarding the text format will be specified in our next communication.

Keynote Speakers:

Lawrence Kramer, PhD, Fordham University, New York
François Nicolas, PhD, École normale supérieure, Paris
Miodrag Šuvaković, PhD, Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade

Program Committee:

Paulo de Castro, PhD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Marcel Cobussen, PhD, Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Dario Martinelli, PhD, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Vesna Mikić, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Ivana Perković, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Tijana Popović Mlađenović, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Mirjana Veselinović Hofman, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade

Organizing Committee:

Vesna Mikić, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Ivana Miladinović Prica, PhD student, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Ivana Perković, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Ivana Petković, PhD student, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Tijana Popović Mlađenović, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Biljana Srećković, PhD student, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade
Mirjana Veselinović Hofman, PhD, Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade

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