13th International Conference from the series “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – Cultural Identity in the European Musical Tradition

Poznań, 19–20 April 2016

On behalf of the Faculty of the Theory of Music at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań I would like to invite you to participate in the 13th International Conference from the series “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – Cultural Identity in the European Musical Tradition to be held on 19th our Academy’s Presidential Hall.

The conference shall concentrate on issues referring to a musical work and various relations between artistic and composing theory and practice. The problems should be presented from the perspective of the sense of cultural identity related to European tradition. Such orientation stems from a belief that it is this sense that has a significant influence on artistic and musical practice, including artists’ stylistic preferences, choice of composing techniques, and consequently the created artistic and aesthetic values.

We hereby suggest the following research areas:

● Cultural identity: semantic and historical aspect of the term, its social
indicators (with particular focus on musical culture)

● Elements that constitute an artist’s (mainly composer’s) identity rooted in heterogeneous European culture

● Planes of intercultural dialogue created in a musical work

● “Unity in diversity” versus identity and cultural diversity

● Musical work: analysis and interpretation in the context of an artist’s sense of cultural identity

● Reception of a musical work in the perspective of cultural diversity.

The lecture, including musical excerpts, should not exceed 20 minutes. The conference shall be held in Polish and English. A paper delivered in Polish should be accompanied by a presentation in English.

Conference participants shall be offered accommodation in the Academy’s guest rooms, full board and modest remuneration.

You are kindly requested to declare your willingness to take part in the conference and send us the subject and abstract of your paper in English (up to 400 words) till 31st January 2016.

Upon receiving our acceptance (no later than 20th February 2016) you will be asked to transfer a conference fee of PLN 300, till 29th February 2016, to the following account number:

BZ WBK S.A. VI O/POZNAŃ 66 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7907

Your application, subject and abstract of the presentation should be sent to the following e-mail address: golebiowska.julia@gmail.com

Further details shall be sent at a later date.

Sincerely yours

Hanna Kostrzewska