Worldwide Music Conference – Scientific World Explores Music

Acronym: WWMC
Dates: April 22-23, 2021
Venue: Online

Scientific World Explores Music is the motto of the Worldwide Music Conference.

Worldwide Music Conference (WWMC) brings together scientists from various fields (music theory, biology, psychology, ethnography, mathematics, acoustics, and others) to make their achievements in music studies available to the entire music research community, to help them find connections for further research and spread their discoveries.

WWMC aims to increase the effectiveness and intensity of connections between different disciplines in music research.

WWMC welcomes the intention to attract interest in your subject of study, to popularize your ideas and discoveries.

WWMC unites

  • Music theorists who explore music by means of musicology.
  • Musical theorists, who rely on natural science, use mathematical approaches.
  • Experts in various fields of knowledge, such as physiology, neurology, psychology, mathematics, acoustics, who turn to the problems of human musical activity, musical perception, animal sound activity and its analogies with music.
  • Anthropologists, ethnographers, and paleographers exploring the origins and evolution of musical thinking, the diversity of its forms and appearances in different cultures and at different times.

WWMC 2021 Keynote Speakers include

  • Stefan Koelsch, Psychologist and Neuroscientist, Professor of Biological Psychology and Music Psychology at University in Bergen
  • Dmitri Tymoczko, Music Theorist, Composer, Professor of Music at Princeton University
  • Mario Baroni, Musicologist, Founder of Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM)
  • Konstantin Zenkin, Musicologist and Pianist, Professor and Vice Rector for research activities at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Founder and Vice President of the council of OTM (Society for Theory of Music in Russia)
  • Eduardo R. Miranda, Composer, Professor of Computer Music at the University of Plymouth, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)
  • Roman Ruditsa, Composer, Music Theorist, Inventor, the St. Petersburg Union of Composers, Scientific Chair of the Worldwide Music Conference, Co-founder and President of D Notation
  • Dario Martinelli, Musicologist and Semiotician, Professor of History and Theory of Arts at Kaunas University of Technology, Adjunct Professor in Semiotics and Musicology at University of Helsinki, Adjunct Professor in Methodologies of Semiotics and Communication Studies at University of Lapland
  • William Tecumseh Fitch, Evolutionary Biologist and Cognitive Scientist at the University of Vienna, Co-Founder of the Department of Cognitive Biology
  • Angela Stoeger, Bioacoustician, Lab Leader, Priv.-Doz. of Department of Behavioural & Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna
  • Agnieszka Roginska, Music Assoc. Prof. of Music Technology and Vice-Chair of the Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University, President of the Audio Engineering Society (AES)
  • Ildar Khannanov, Assistant Prof. at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, the Organizing Committee member of EuroMAC-10, Founder & Vice-Chair of Scientific Committee of the Russian Society for Theory of Music
  • Julie Ballantyne, Associate Professor at University of Queensland, Editor-in-chief for the journal Research Studies in Music Education, SAGE
  • Lucas Wong, Concert Pianist, Teacher, and Developer, Fazioli Artist, Founder and Inventor of Findbach and 4D Piano


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We invite papers on the following topics

1. Music theory

  • Theoretical concepts of music in general and its individual aspects (pitch structures, rhythm, counterpoint, etc.).
  • Musical epistemology.
  • The lingual and non-lingual aspects of music.
  • Problems and methods of musical analysis.
  • Musical-theoretical systems: a variety of approaches to the understanding of music by theorists of different times and peoples.

2. Music and biology. Relationship of physiological and psychological aspects in music research

  • Musical activity as a component of mental and nervous activity.
  • Neurological studies of musical thinking.
  • Experimental study of intonation as a musical phenomenon and as a phenomenon of verbal language.
  • Musical activity at early stages of a human formation (pre-verbal period).

3. Psychology and physiology of musical perception

4. Origin, formation and evolution of musical activity according to anthropology, ethnography, paleography

5. The diversity of forms of musical thinking in different cultures and in different epochs

  • Differences and similarities in pitch and rhythmic structures in different musical cultures.
  • Discoveries in the field of musical paleography.

6. Music and mathematics

  • Mathematical methods in music-theoretical research.
  • Mathematical methods in experimental studies of musical activity and sound perception.
  • Links and analogies between musical thinking and mathematical thinking.

7. Music and acoustics

  • Acoustic factors in musical thinking and perception.
  • Psychoacoustics.
  • The phenomenon of timbre and the phenomenon of harmony from the standpoint of acoustics.
  • New approaches to the theory of musical tunings.

8. Animal sound activity

  • The problem of revealing musical specificity in sound activity of animals.

9. Philosophical paradigms of music-theoretical, natural science, mathematical and humanitarian aspects of the study of music in their specificity and interconnection

10. Music technology from a scientific perspective

  • The scientific principles of digital technologies for musical activity (music analysis, education, sound recognition, etc.).
  • Digital technologies as tools for research of music composition, performing, and perception.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Philosophical, culturological, sociological aspects of the presence of digital technologies in the field of music, communication, and education.

Note: the topics proposed within these areas are intended to focus the attention of researchers on important issues, but are not mandatory. Each area contains a variety of topics that are not on the list, but are of significant interest.

We welcome researches that are not limited to individual fields, but make the connections between them, and combine the methods of the different sciences in the study of music.