22nd International conference of music theory “Principles of Music Composing: ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION“
Lithuanian Composers’ Union, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
November 16-18, 2022
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
Individualization of compositional principles and the emergence of pluralistic conceptual ecologies on the global stage of contemporary music, inevitably lead to communicative challenges. It seems that now, more than ever, the musical discourse is segregated into many different communicative spaces—sociocultural “bubbles” where internalized intellectual tools determine a particular collective way of understanding. Various communicative intentions lead to a variety of different technical means of expression, and vice-versa—a miscellany of technical means and mediums of expression inspire different things and ways for composers to communicate.
The multifaceted nature of the subject requires us to approach it from carefully selected angles, which include, but are not limited to: the sociocultural context of the composer and/or composition; the conceptual idea and/or purpose of the composition; the intended venue; implementation of technology; interpretation by the performer; reception by the audience; etc. The unveiling of possible new alternatives for the development of national music is highly welcome and desirable, as the new communication possibilities of M. K. Čiurlionis’ music remain among the priorities of this annual conference.
Full event videos:
Day 1: https://youtu.be/lNaLYjxOAH4
Day 2: https://youtu.be/2t4_YqwauS8
Day 3: https://youtu.be/WHS1uVBBfiI
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY SYMPOSIUM
“THE EMERGENCE OF CINEMA AT THE IMPERIAL BORDERLANDS OF CENTRAL-EASTERN EUROPE”
2022 July 5, Tuesday
Sinemateka (A. Goštauto 2, Vilnius) or online
In this one-day symposium, we will turn to the history of early and silent cinema of the Central-Eastern Europe. In the recent context of active discussions on the decolonisation of Eastern European culture and history, we will be paying greatest attention to the countries whose cinema history has been sparsely debated in the international historiography. We will consider the characteristics of the cinema of this region, the emergence and development of which depended on the empires, i.e., Russia, Habsburg. While trying to liberate ourselves from the unified concept of the Central-Eastern Europe, we will delve into the unique and highly diverse cinema history of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and the Czech Republic. Judith Thissen (Utrecht university, the Netherlands), Oleksandr Teliuk, Anna Onufriienko (Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Ukraine), Łukasz Biskupski (University of Łódź, Poland), Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), Martin Kos (Masaryk University, the Czech Republic), Inga Pērkone (Latvian Academy of Culture) will give their presentations on the topic.
The symposium has been organised by the media education and research centre Meno Avilys, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The event will also be accompanied by free of charge live music and Ukrainian silent cinema events held under the Liubartas Bridge (Vilnius, Lithuania).
𝗔 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻: https://menoavilys.org/symposium
The Biennial Baltic Musicological Conference
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania, 6–8 October 2022.