Principles Of Music Composing: National Romanticism And Contemporary Music

Lithuanian Composers’ Union
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

11th International Music Theory Conference
National Romanticism and Contemporary Music

19-21 October 2011
Vilnius, Lithuania

The purpose of the conference is to contribute towards the development of musicological thought, which could serve to compositional practice and teaching process. The ten preceding conferences took place in Vilnius (Principles of Music Composing: Theory and Practice 1999; Principles of Music Composing: Between Ethno and Techno 2001; Principles of Music Composing: Continuity and Innovation in Contemporary Music 2002; Principles of Music Composing: Aspects of Historical Spread 2004; Principles of Music Composing: Creative process 2005; Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of a Cycle 2006; Principles of Music Composing: Musical Text 2007, Principles of Music Composing: Musical Archetypes 2008; Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra as a Phenomenon 2009, Principles of Music Composing: Sacred Music 2010).
The conference is dedicated to mark the centenary of Lithuanian composer and painter M. K. Čiurlionis‘ death.


1. The paradigm of national Romantic music composing in the context of contemporary cultural globalization.
2. The authentic national Romantic music composing in geographical and time dimensions.
3. The continuity of a national tradition and challanges in a modern composition practice.
4. The conception of national modernism and its manifestations in works of Baltic composers.
5. The collisions between Romanticism and Modernism in M. K. Čiurlionis‘ oeuvre.
6. The continuity of M. K. Čiurlionis‘ composing principles in Lithuanian music.

Paper proposals (abstract together with a short biography) should be sent to Mr. Marius Baranauskas: . The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Please indicate whether your proposal belongs to one or more of the conference sub-themes.

The deadline for proposal submissions is June 30, 2011. The proposals will be reviewed by members of the organizing committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome until the middle of July 2011.

The main language of the conference is English.

The material of the conference – abstracts and papers will be published.

For more information about the conference contact:
Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Mickeviciaus 29, LT-08117 Vilnius, Lithuania.
Coordinator of the conference Marius Baranauskas:

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