MUSIC NATIONALISM AND MODERNISM IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE
OXFORD UNIVERSITY - FACULTY OF MUSIC (DENIS ARNOLD HALL)
17 OCTOBER 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
Although nationalism and modernism have been loosely described as successive movements in musical history – the former linked to the concepts of tradition and national identity, the latter associated with cosmopolitanism and the ideal of progress – their relationship has been much more compound than chronological perspective suggests.
Some of the issues this conference wishes to examine are:
1) how musical nationalism and modernism have acted or have been perceived (by composers, critics and political authorities) as contrasting or complementary approaches in Russia and other East European countries
2) the interaction of nationalism and modernism in musical creation
3) the modernist underpinnings of some manifestations of musical nationalism
4) the impact of nationalism on certain expressions of musical modernism
Convenors: Katerina Levidou and Rosamund Bartlett.
Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May.