British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
Russian and East European Music Study Group
CALL FOR PAPERS
RUSSIA'S MUSICAL REVOLUTIONARIES
Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, Wednesday 1 October 2008
In memory of Neil Edmunds (1966-2008), author of The Soviet Proletarian Music Movement (2000) and editor of Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalin: The Baton and Sickle (2004)
10.00-11.45 MORNING SESSION Chair: Katerina Levidou (Christchurch, Oxford)
Margareta Tillberg (Max Planck Institute, Berlin): “Matiushin’s Sonic Colour”
Lidia Ader (St. Petersburg Conservatoire): “Georgy Rimsky-Korsakov and Quarter-Tone Music in 1920s Soviet Russia”
Elena Petrushanskaya (Academy of Sciences Institute of the Arts, Moscow): “Termen, Avraamov and Music for the Masses”
12.00-12.45 Lecture-demonstration by theremin virtuoso Lydia Kavina, who will discuss the revolutionary electronic instrument invented by her great-uncle Lev Termen in 1920, and the political biography of its creator.
2.15-4.00 AFTERNOON SESSION Chair: Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol)
Simo Mikkonen (Stanford University): “Persimfans: The Revolutionary Conductorless Orchestra”
Jeremy Arden (University of Hertfordshire): “Who’s Afraid of Joseph Schillinger?”
Ilya Levinson (University of Chicago): “’Systematic’ Gershwin: Evidence for the Schillinger System in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess”
4.30-5.30 "Hands On, Hands Off" workshop with Lydia Kavina at the Bate Collection. Participants will be invited to try out for themselves different models of the theremin.
7.30 Theremin recital by Lydia Kavina, accompanied by Philip Bullock (piano), Newman Room, Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place, St. Aldate’s (opposite Christchurch Gardens). Tickets (£10) will be available from Tickets Oxford (www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford) and on the door.
ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP IS FREE; NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. ALL ARE WELCOME. Enquiries: email@example.com