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Marius Baranauskas
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Lithuanian Composers’ Union
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

9th International Music Theory Conference
Principles of Music Composing: Orchestra as a Phenomenon

April 22-24, 2009
Vilnius, Lithuania

     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 eight preceding conferences took place
in Vilnius (Principles of Music Composing: Theory and Practice 1999;
Principles of Music Composing: Between Ethno and Techno 2001; Principles
of Music Composing: Continuity and Innovation in Contemporary Music 2002;
Principles of Music Composing: Aspects of Historical Spread 2004;
Principles of Music Composing: Creative process 2005; Principles of Music
Composing: Phenomenon of a Cycle 2006; Principles of Music Composing:
Musical Text 2007, Principles of Music Composing: Musical Archetypes
     Sub themes:

1. Orchestral conceptions:
a) Approach of musicology to orchestra and orchestral nature
(conceptions, notions, terminology);
b) Possibility for the definition of orchestra (orchestra â€"
ensemble â€" soloist).

2. Orchestra as a cultural tradition:
a) Orchestras of world regions (symphonic, gamelan, gagaku, ‘ethno‘,
b) Specific features of orchestral playing;
c) Possibilities for symbiosis of orchestral cultural types.

3. Historical signs in the evolution of orchestra (orchestral
school, style, genre, work, arrangement, etc.).

4. Orchestra in the field of researches in acoustics and
psychological perception.

5. Functional and timbre possibilities of orchestra (orchestral
structure, instruments, synthesis of timbres, etc.).

6. Principles of orchestral thinking in contemporary music.

     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, 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 â€" abstracts and papers will be

     Coordinator of the conference Marius Baranauskas:,

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