RETHINKING STRAVINSKY

RETHINKING STRAVINSKY : SOUNDS AND GESTURES OF MODERNISM
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RETHINKING STRAVINSKY : SOUNDS AND GESTURES OF MODERNISM
Fisciano-Salerno, Campus Universitario and Fondazione Filiberto Menna
26-28 SEPTEMBER 2012
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Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca/Pistoia
Università degli Studi di Salerno – DISPAC
In association with
Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Montréal)
Fondazione Marino Marini (Pistoia)
Fondazione Filiberto Menna (Salerno)

The conference aims to articulate the present stage reached in both theoretical and historical research on Stravinsky, and to contextualise Stravinsky’s work within the debate surrounding Modernism, from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Why “Sounds and Gestures”? In recent years, Stravinsky’s music has increasingly been approached from historical and cultural perspectives. Some attempts have also been made to investigate its gestural and bodily dimensions, and its embodied cognitive aspects. The concept of musical gesture has received progressively greater attention in analysis, for instance.
The main objective of the conference, therefore, is to create paths of interaction between new trends in systematic musicology, music analysis and historical and cultural approaches. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

­ Stravinsky’s music in cultural and historical context: East and West, then and now;
­ Sound, gesture and visual in Stravinsky’s music for theatre and other media;
­ Musical gestures and embodied music cognition in Stravinsky’s musical thought;
­ Negotiating Stravinsky’s modernism: critics and composers;
­ Stravinsky’s musical legacy;
­ Stravinsky’s writings;
­ Stravinsky’s works: analysis, new sources, sketch studies, compositional process.