Rethinking Stravinsky: Sounds And Gestures Of Modernism

International Conference

Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario and Fondazione Filiberto Menna
26-28 SEPTEMBER 2012

Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca/Pistoia
Università degli Studi di Salerno – DISPAC

In association with
Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Montréal)
Fondazione Marino Marini (Pistoia)
Fondazione Filiberto Menna (Salerno)

The conference aims to articulate the present stage reached in both theoretical and historical research on Stravinsky, and to contextualise Stravinsky’s work within the debate surrounding Modernism, from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Why “Sounds and Gestures”? In recent years, Stravinsky’s music has increasingly been approached from historical and cultural perspectives. Some attempts have also been made to investigate its gestural and bodily dimensions, and its embodied cognitive aspects. The concept of musical gesture has received progressively greater attention in analysis, for instance.
The main objective of the conference, therefore, is to create paths of interaction between new trends in systematic musicology, music analysis and historical and cultural approaches. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

— Stravinsky’s music in cultural and historical context: East and West, then and now;
— Sound, gesture and visual in Stravinsky’s music for theatre and other media;
— Musical gestures and embodied music cognition in Stravinsky’s musical thought;
— Negotiating Stravinsky’s modernism: critics and composers;
— Stravinsky’s musical legacy;
— Stravinsky’s writings;
— Stravinsky’s works: analysis, new sources, sketch studies, compositional process.

Valérie Dufour (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Aurora Egidio (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca)
Massimiliano Locanto (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
François de Médicis (Université de Montréal – OICRM)
Luca Sala (Université de Poitiers)
Patrizia Veroli (Pres. AIRDanza – Italian Association for Research in Dance, Rome)
Gianfranco Vinay (Université Paris 8 )

Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca)
Michela Niccolai (Université de Montréal – OICRM)
Renato Ricco (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Pistoia)

Rosamund BARTLETT (Oxford)
Jonathan CROSS (University of Oxford)
Gianfranco VINAY (Université Paris 8 )

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume for the Speculum Musicae series (Brepols Publishers).
Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be emailed to by no later than the ***1st of April 2012***. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decisions on the abstracts by the 20th of April, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.
Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the 1st of May 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Roberto Illiano
Via Nottolini, 162
San Concordio contr.
I-55100 Lucca (Lu)
tel: +39/338.3122409