National Musical Cultures in the Central and South-Eastern Europe: Initiatives and Arguments, Development and Dialogue

Cluj Napoca, 11 April 2019

Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

in collaboration with

Sigismund Toduţă Doctoral School and

the Association of the Composers and Musicologists

is pleased to announce the International Symposium

National Musical Cultures in the Central and South-Eastern Europe:

Initiatives and Arguments, Development and Dialogue

hosted by Gheorghe Dima Music Academy on April 11, 2019 and coordinated by musicologist Bianca Ţiplea Temeş.

The event is organized as part of the “Cluj Modern” Festival and allows the participants to retrace aspects of cultural identity in the region.

The contributors will provide valuable insights, recreating the intricate sonorous landscape of this geographic area, with its post-1918 redrawn frontiers.

Keynote Speakers:

Jim Samson (Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway University of London) 

Ioan Aurel Pop (Rector of the Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca; President of the Romanian Academy)

Session 1  DIALOGUES: Romania and its neighbours

Ioan Aurel Pop (Rector of the Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca; President of the Romanian Academy) – keynote speaker

Transylvania within Romania: Historical Patrimony and Intercultural Interferences

Otilia Badea (College of Art and Music ”Victor Brauner” Piatra-Neamț; Seminar of Historical Antropology of the Babeș Bolyai University Cluj)

Convergent and Disjunctive. The Romanian National Music through the Double

Perspective of Composers from Transylvania and the Old Kingdom

György Selmeczi (University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest)

National Characterology in Central Eastern European Music. The Dichotomy of Hungarian Music History

Elena Chircev (Gh. Dima Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)

Romanian Contributions to the Perpetuation of the Byzantine Musical Tradition

Florinela Popa (National University of Music Bucharest)

Music and National Identity in Romania during the 20th Century

Session 2   ARGUMENTS: Exploring musical identities within national borders

Jim Samson (Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway University of London) 

– keynote speaker

Challenging National Paradigms in Music history: the Case of South East Europe

Zdravko Blažeković (City University of New York, The Graduate Center)

The Nationalistic Symbolism and Decorative Transformation of the Croatian and Serbian Gusle during the 1990s

Jan Dušek (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Music and Dance Faculty)

Bohemia: Still the Conservatory of Europe?

Anita Mayer-Hirzberger (Department of Musicology and Performance Studies, University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna)

What is „Austrian Music”? About the Creation and Discussion of National Music in Austria after 1918

Bianca Țiplea Temeș (Gh. Dima Music Academy Cluj-Napoca)

Hearing the Stateless: the Aromanians in the Balkans