Technique of Musical Сomposition: Нistorical Avatars

Moscow, April 13–15, 2021

Analytical Musicology Department (https://gnesin-academy.ru) and a peer-reviewed online journal ‘Contemporary musicology’ (http://gnesinsjournal.ru) (Gnessins Russian Academy of Music) invite to an international conference entitled ‘Musical Composition: Historical Avatars’ in Moscow, Russia, April 13–15, 2021.

Call for Papers

Future event is going to be the 4th conference within the framework of the continuing scientific project. The aim of this project is to elucidate the process of creation and comprehension of musical works.

The theme of the conference relates to the following areas:

  • Musical composition and its historical evolution
  • The idea of a musical opus and its realization through different epochs
  • Musical archeology: sketch, draft, version as a source of understanding the creation process
  • Composition as a free act and commissioned work in past and present
  • Models for composition in historical and contemporary practice
  • Musical composition in the author`s explanations
  • The composer and verbal text in his works

We encourage applications from within the academy at all levels but also independent researchers, writers and artists.

We have the intention to select papers for a conference. Please send each abstract both in anonymized and unanonymized forms.

Submission process

Please send proposals to kam@gnesin-academy.ru no late then February 15, 2021.

Emails should include:

  • photo close-up in TIFF or JPG format (from 300 to 600 dpi);
  • brief CV of each participant, including academic degree, academic title, place of work (position) or study, contact information (phone, e-mail);
  • title of presentation;
  • Abstracts should be 300-400 words long (without any subheadings) and clearly present a research question/aim, critical review of the literature, methodology, results and conclusions. Abstracts should be submitted in pdf or docх.

Presentations should be 20 minutes in length, and will be followed by an additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Official languages: English, Russian, German

Full audiovisual support will be offered. For all enquiries please contact the organizing committee at kam@gnesin-academy.ru

Registration: Free. Participants pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Programming Committee:

Aleksandr Ryzhinskii,Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Full Professor, Rector of Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Irina Susidko, Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Full Professor, Head of the Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Tatyana Naumenko, Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Vice-Rector, Full Professor, Head of the Music Theory Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Philip Ewell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music Theory at Hunter College, City University of New York (USA)

Larisa Gerver, Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Full Professor, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Ildar Khannanov, Ph.D., Professor at Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA)

Pavel Lutsker, Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Associated Professor, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Irina Stogny,Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Full Professor, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Tatiana Tsaregradskaya, Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Full Professor, Head of Department of International Relations and Creative Projects, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Organizing Committee:

Nina Pilipenko, Dr. Habil. (Doctor of Art Studies), Associate Professor, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Dana Nagina, PhD, Associate Professor, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Anna Klepova, PhD, Associate Professor, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Ekaterina Makartseva, senior Lecturer, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Valery Poroshenkov, senior lecturer, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Dmitry Belyak, lecturer, Department of Pedagogy, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Maria Skuratovskaya, Postgraduate Student, Analytical Musicology Department, Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)

Proceedings:

Selected revised papers will be published in a special issue of online scientific journal ‘Contemporary musicology’ (included into Russian Science Citation Index)

For more information on manuscript preparation, please visit the journal’s website: http://gnesinsjournal.ru

Important dates:

Submission deadline: February 15, 2021

Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2021

Conference: April 13–15, 2021