15th International conference “Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Melody”

This is the15th International Conference “Principles of Music Composing”which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania during 14-16 October 2015.

This year we are focusing on the phenomenon of melody, as the conference is dedicated to the 140th anniversary of birth of M.K. Čiurlionis, who is renowned for his melodic talent.

Suggested sub-themes:

1. Theoretical conception of the phenomenon of melody:

 a) Differentiation of concepts related to the melody: monody, voice, themes, cantilena, line, horizontal, etc.

b) definition of permanent constants in melody: archetype, structures, functions, communication, etc.

c) analysis of relation between melody and composing principle (compositional entirety), typological schemes

2. Melody in context of European polyphony

3. Differences in paradigms between melody and Eastern monody.

4. Melody in modern compositional practice:

a) new melodic interval relations

b) linearism and verticality

c) melodic rhythm (activation of rhythm)

d) sonorisation of melodic process

5. Melody in the works of contemporary Lithuanian and other Western composers

6. Ethnic melodic features in the works of M.K. Čiurlionis


Paper proposals (abstract and short biography) should be submitted to Mr. Andrius Maslekovas via email a.maslekovas@yahoo.com . The abstract must not exceed 500 words. Duration of The presentation will be limited to 20-25 minutes.

The deadline for proposal submission is 16 August 2015 . The proposals will be reviewed by the scientific committee and all applicants will be notified about the outcome by the end of July 2015.

The main languageof the conference is English.

The material of conference will be published.

For more information please contact the coordinator of the conference Mr.Andrius Maslekovas a.maslekovas@yahoo.com