Monday, 19 April 2010

CFP: 10th International Music Theory Conference PRINCIPLES OF MUSIC COMPOSING: SACRAL MUSIC

20-22 OCTOBER 2010

Sponored by Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

The purpose of the conference is to give new impulses to the development of musicological thought, which could serve to compositional practice and teaching process. The nine preceding conferences took place in Vilnius 1999-2009.

This year the conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For this occasion the special program and events are planed.

1. The conception of sacral music as a composing object (etymology, criteria, theoretical conceptions, attitudes of church authorities, pronouncements etc.)

2. Composing technique as a sign of music sacrality and secularity (historical-theoretical outlook).

3. Features of sacral music composing (liturgy, relation between text and music, the interaction between vocal and instrumental principles etc.).

4. Characteristics of Western and Eastern sacral monody. Gregorian chant (genesis, performing, notation and restoration, compositional structures, types etc.). The influence of Gregorian chant on the European music composing practices.

5. Genres, forms and composing principles of sacral music during the peak of Christian era (Missae ordinarium, Requiem, Psalmus, Magnificat, Antiphona, Responsorium, Hymnus etc.).

6. Sacral music in liturgy and beyond – the universalising of cult and concert composing practices.

7. Acoustic expanses of sacral music composing, performing and psychological suggestibility.

8. Current issues of composing Church liturgy repertoire in Lithuania and other countries.

9. Sacral music in the scope of contemporary music composition theory and practice.

Paper proposals (abstract together with a short biography) should be sent to Mr. Marius Baranauskas: . The abstract must not exceed 500
words. The duration of papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Please indicate whether your proposal belongs to one or more of the conference sub themes.

The deadline for proposal submissions is June 6, 2010. The proposals will be reviewed by members of the organizing committee and all applicants will be notified of the outcome until the end of June 2010.

The main language of the conference is English.

The material of the conference – abstracts and papers will be published.

Coordinator of the conference Marius Baranauskas: pmc at

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