22 - 24 APRIL 2009
Sponsored by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
a) Approach of musicology to orchestra and orchestral nature (conceptions, notions, terminology);
b) Possibility for the definition of orchestra (orchestra – ensemble – soloist).
--Orchestra as a cultural tradition:
a) Orchestras of world regions (symphonic, gamelan, gagaku, ‘ethno‘, etc.);
b) Specific features of orchestral playing;
c) Possibilities for symbiosis of orchestral cultural types.
--Historical signs in the evolution of orchestra (orchestral school, style, genre, work, arrangement, etc.).
--Orchestra in the field of researches in acoustics and psychological perception.
--Functional and timbre possibilities of orchestra (orchestral structure, instruments, synthesis of timbres, etc.).
--Principles of orchestral thinking in contemporary music.
Paper proposals (abstract together with a short biography) should be sent to Mr. Marius Baranauskas: mbaranaus at yahoo.com . The abstract must not exceed 500 words. The duration of papers will be limited to 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for questions and discussions. Please indicate whether your proposal belongs to one or more of the conference sub themes.
The deadline for proposal submissions is March 8, 2009. The proposals will be reviewed by members of the organizing committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome in the middle of March 2009.
The main language of the conference is English.
The material of the conference – abstracts and papers will be published.
For more information about the conference contact: Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Mickeviciaus 29, LT-08117 Vilnius, Lithuania. Coordinator of the conference Marius Baranauskas: mbaranaus at yahoo.com , tel. +37068302267. www.mxl.lt