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44th Baltic Musicological Conference: Urban Musical Life in North European Common Cultural Space, 5–7 February 2015, Tallinn

The Department of Musicology, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and the Estonian Musicological Society will organize a conference „Urban Musical Life in North European Common Cultural Space” in Tallinn, Estonia 5–7 February 2015.

The conference is dedicated to urban musical life in Northern Europe, understood as a common cultural space around the Baltic and the North Sea. The conference papers focus on the following topics: continuities and changes in urban musical life through the centuries and under different political regimes; cultural transfer; the role of professional musicians and amateurs. As for the time-period addressed, a special focus would be on the 17th and 18th century, however, presentations discussing later time-periods are also present. Many of the discussions include methodological issues.

The time limit of conference presentations is 20 minutes each. Every presentation will be followed by 10 minutes discussion. The conference languages are English and German.

The organizers are: professors Toomas Siitan (chair of the Dept. of Musicology), Kristel Pappel and Urve Lippus, associate professor Anu Kõlar, secretary Anu Veenre (anu.veenre@gmail.com).

Conference program: urbanmusic2015_program (This is the updated version of the program)

Abstracts: urbanmusic2015_abstracts (For the updated schedule of presentations on Friday, please see the Program file above)

New Music in History Writing and New Approaches to Writing Music History

The Department of Musicology, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and the Estonian Musicological Society will organize a conference „New Music in History Writing and New Approaches to Writing Music History” in Tallinn, 2–4 February 2012.

The conference will address two related issues: (1) how to integrate the survey of recent decades (approximately 1960 and after) with the discussion of earlier periods in writing music history and (2) recent changes in the thematic scope and methodological approaches used in studying and writing music histories. The conference is planned to support an ongoing work of a project group at the department compiling a general history of Estonian music (or Music in Estonia) from early centuries up to the end of the 20th century. The organizers are: professor Urve Lippus (chair of the Dept. of Musicology), professor Toomas Siitan (president of the Estonian Musicological Society), associate professors Kristel Pappel and Anu Kõlar, secretary Anu Veenre (anu.veenre@gmail.com). Information about the conference will be currently published on the website of the Estonian Musicological Society (www.muusikateadus.ee/en/conference2012).

All sessions take place at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Auditorium A402 (Rävala pst 16, Tallinn). Theses: Conference abstracts

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