British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music Annual Conference 2011: Music Theory and Criticism

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies

Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music

Annual Conference 2011

Music Theory and Criticism

Oxford University Faculty of Music (Denis Arnold Hall)

Saturday 15 October 2011

 

The BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music invites proposals for its 2011 annual conference, to be held at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, on Saturday 15 October. Past conferences have been devoted to the themes of ‘Eastern European Musical Relations’, ‘Music in Russia and Eastern Europe after “The Thaw”’, ‘Russia’s Musical Revolutionaries’, ‘Musical Nationalism and Modernism in Russia and Eastern Europe’ and ‘Central and Eastern European Music: Musical Crossroads?’. This year we would like to concentrate on music theorists and writers on music. Proposals are welcome that deal with any aspect of music theory and criticism in Russia and Eastern Europe as well as on Russian and Eastern European music. Papers could address, but do not need to be limited to, some of the following aspects:

 

theorists’ and critics’ role in shaping the broader musical life

composers as music critics and theorists

music and politics

music and the other arts

the appropriateness of Western-based theories and analytical models for the study of Russian and Eastern European music

 

We welcome papers that draw on a variety of methods (including ethnomusicological approaches) and particularly encourage submissions that propose means of adapting and exploiting past theories for the benefit of contemporary musicology.

 

Keynote speaker: Prof. David Fanning (University of Manchester)

 

Convenors: Katerina Levidou and Philip Bullock

 

Abstracts of no more than 400 words and short biographical notes (of no more than 200 words) should be sent toreemstudygroup@googlemail.com by 30 April 2011. Abstracts will be reviewed and results will be announced by 15 June 2011.