Symposium "A Laboratory of Spring"

September 27-28, Torun, Poland

We invite you to participate in the symposium A LABORATORY OF SPRING devoted to the research on contemporary music and dance, as well as to their socio-cultural context – in the age after “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky.

Research Areas: Cultural Studies; Musicology; Philosophy of Music; Choreography and Dance Studies; History of Art; History of Music; Psychology of Music; Sociology of Music; Ethnomusicology, Cognitive Science of Music; others related.

Key Speakers: Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley), Pieter C. van den Toorn
(University of California, Santa Barbara)

Thematic Section I:
- “The Rite of Spring”
- Igor Stravinsky
- Vaclav Nijinksy

Thematic Section II:
- creation and perception of contemporary music/dance
- cultural, social, and political context of music of last century
- empirical research on music and dance
- (new) philosophy of new music
- does music/dance express anything?
- others related

Language: English

Organizers: Department of the History of Art and Culture, Nicolaus Copernicus University (local co-organizer), Centre For Philosophical Research (main organizer)
Project is supported by Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Closing date for submission of abstracts: 30 June 2014