The Third Congress of the Music Theory Society “Revolutions in the History of the Music Culture”
Music Theory Society
Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory
The Third Congress of the Music Theory Society
“Revolutions in the History of the Music Culture”
(Dedicated to the Centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917)
International Scholarly Congress
25–29 September 2017
It is well known that the events of the year 1917 in Russia have made the strongest and most ambivalent impact on the course of history of both our country and the whole world. The goal of this scholarly congress is an attempt to comprehend an entire spectrum of the influences of the revolutionary events during both the year 1917 and the following history of the Soviet Union. At the same time, this is far from being the only revolutionary year that caused major social upheavals in history, and it is them that always bring both new worldviews and new languages of art into being. In consideration of this approach, the main topics (and sections) of the congress are to be as follows:
- Social Revolutions and Music Culture: the Musicians and the Power;
- The Options of Mutual Relations between Social and Artistic Revolutions;
- Scholarly Revolutions in Music Theory;
- Russia’s Musical Avant-garde of the 1920s both in and outside the USSR;
- The Fate of Russia’s Musical Art during the Soviet Period: the Forgotten Names;
- The Cultures of the Peoples of the USSR and Their Development;
- On the Questions of “Socialist Realism” in Music and of Its Heritage;
- The Musical Avant-garde of the Late Soviet Period and Its Future;
- Is Postmodernism in Music a Kind of Revolution or a Kind of Anarchy?
- The Stylistic Cataclysms: Simplicity and Complexity Today and in the Past;
- The Scientific and Technological Revolution in Music: Avant-garde experiments with Sound in Russia and Abroad during a Period between the 1920s and the 2010s.
Both the Thirty-fifth General Assembly of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME / ICEM) and the festival, in whose frameworks performances of the representatives of the confederation will be held,—together with the concerts of the three Scholarly and Art Centers: (1) of Interdisciplinary Researches of Musical Art, (2) of Electroacoustic Music, and (3) of Contemporary Music,—will be timed to the work of the last section.
Theses for the participation are limited with 1500 characters, including spaces; also, the title of the section must be indicated. Please e-mail your theses until 1 May 2017 at both addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.