A Laboratory of Spring

Call For Papers
September 27-28, 2014
Centre For Philosophical Research & Department of the History of Art and Culture, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

We invite you to participate in the symposium A LABORATORY OF SPRING devoted to the research on contemporary music and dance, as well as to their socio-cultural context – in the age after “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky.
Research Areas: Musicology; Choreography and Dance Studies; Philosophy of Music; Cultural Studies; History of Art; History of Music; Psychology of Music; Sociology of Music; Ethnomusicology, Cognitive Science of Music; others related.
Key Speakers: Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley), Pieter C. van den Toorn (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Thematic Section I:
– “The Rite of Spring”
– Igor Stravinsky
– Vaclav Nijinksy

Thematic Section II:
– creation and perception of contemporary music/dance
– cultural, social, and political context of music of last century
– empirical research on music and dance
– (new) philosophy of new music
– does music/dance express anything?
– others related

Abstract submission: June 30
Notification of acceptance: July 15
Registration fee: September 10
Booking the accommodation with organizers’ help: September 10

Language: English

Registration: http://avant.edu.pl/en/symposium

Organizers: Department of the History of Art and Culture, Nicolaus Copernicus University (local co-organizer), Centre For Philosophical Research (main organizer).

The symposium is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The symposium website: http://avant.edu.pl/en/symposium