Principles of Music Composing in the Second Half of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21th Centuries

16th International Music Theory Conference

9–11 November 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania

Organized by: Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The purpose of the conference is to give new impulses to the development of musicological research and to use the findings thereof in compositional practice and teaching process.

The main conference goals are to enrich the local and international musical life, to establish a center of attraction for theoretical research of compositional practice, and to contribute to fostering and preserving of a distinctive identity in the national school of Lithuanian composers.

The 16th conference is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Lithuanian Composers’ Union. A program of special conference sessions and other events is planned to mark this occasion.

Suggested sub-themes of the conference are:

  • Theoretical and evolutionary aspects of the principles of musical composition;
  • Principles of composition in the work by Lithuanian composers as seen in the broader context of European musical culture;
  • Aesthetic, artistic and creative self-awareness of composers representing national schools (see the list of suggested composers below);
  • Composers’ ideas about their creative principles;
  • Theoretical and creative aspects of compositional systems in the works by Lithuanian and foreign composers;
  • Binary-oppositional principles of composition in the 20th-century music (Ives, Stravinsky, Bartók, etc.) and their applications in the recent decades;
  • The manifestation of archaic and ethnic elements in the music by Lithuanian composers.

Paper proposals (abstract and a short biography) should be sent to Mr. Marius Baranauskas by email pmc@lmta.lt. The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of full presentations is limited to 20–25 minutes.

 The main language of the conference is English.

The deadline for proposal submissions is August 28, 2016. Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the scholarly committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in the beginning of September 2016.

The participation fee is 20 Euros.

Selected materials of the conference (abstracts and papers) will be published in the annual peer reviewed scientific journal.

Head of the scholarly committee Prof. Dr. Rimantas Janeliauskas, Coordinator of the conference Marius Baranauskas

Conference website: http://pmc.lmta.lt/EN.html

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