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Musical Culture and Memory

Belgrade, April 2006

*Musical Culture and Memory*
The Eighth International Symposium of the Department of
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade

*Belgrade, Serbia, 11-14 April 2006*

The Eighth International Symposium entitled *Musical Culture and Memory*
will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 11-14 April 2006. It is organized by the
Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Faculty of Music in
Belgrade. The official language of the Symposium is English.

Musical Culture & Memory
The two issues in the title "culture and memory" are intermingled: culture is considered collective memory, designated by united geographical or linguistic space and, therefore, undoubtedly connected with tradition. In addition, we especially encourage socio-political music research, ideological approaches to the process of (re)defining cultural memory, political strategies in the conception of repertoire, or in the organization of musical life. In that context, the following wider insights are recommended: * defining a (multi)national musical culture * profiling culture: constituting mechanisms and its recognizable codes (in artistic, religious, traditional music) * opera as signified/signifier of a political/cultural context * networking different cultures: processes of migration, acculturation * folk music/rites: between "frozen" memory and contemporary cultural context * semiotic contribution to socio-cultural research * (post-semiotic) cultural studies as an approach in musicological research * writings on music as a sign of a musical culture * ideology of national historiography * historiography as a memory of the past * multimedia archives, preserving music materials, * musical memory as an aspect of the psychology of music. Presentation of papers should be in English. Each presenter will have 20 minutes for the paper, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings. Send your abstract (about 250 words) in English to Tatjana Markovic (
tatjanam@eunet.yu) not later than 1 January 2006. Dr. Tatjana Markovic Department of Musicology Faculty of Music - University of Arts in Belgrade Kralja Milana 50 11000 Beograd, Serbia tel. +381-63-315-932
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