Principles of Music Composing: Sonorism

This is the 14th annual international conference of music theory and practice, which will take part during 13-15 October 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This year we are focusing on the phenomena of textural music, also known as Klangfarbenmelodie or Sonorizm The purpose of the conference is to contribute towards the development of musicological thought, which could serve to compositional practice and teaching process.
Suggested sub-themes:
1. General research (philosophical, aesthetical, etc.) outlook on the nature and essence of music sonorism and textural music.
2. Theoretical conception of sonoric and textural music and its elements (sonore, cluster, drone etc.). Types and typology of the phenomena.
3. Psychophysiological and acoustical aspects of the perception of the music sonorism.
4. Assumptions of the communication of sonoric and textural composition (traditional cliches, stereotypes, prototypes, archetypes etc.).
5. Creatives incentives for music sonorism (semantics, style, auditory intuition etc.).
6. Ethnical and historical manifestations of music sonorism.
7. Modern and relevant sonorism in contemporary music.
8. Use of sonorism in the works of Lithuanian composers.
Paper proposals (abstract together with a short biography) should be sent to Mr. Andrius Maslekovas: The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of papers will be limited to 20 – 25 minutes.
The deadline for proposal submissions is AUGUST 27, 2014. The proposals will be reviewed by members of the scientific committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in the end of August 2014.
The main language of the conference is English.
The material of the conference will be published
For more information please visit our website or contact Andrius