Call for papers: György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017
György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017
February 10–11th, 2017
Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
The DocMus Doctoral School at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, invites performers, composers, researchers and students to take part in the conference György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017, organized in collaboration with the contemporary music festival Musica nova Helsinki 2017.
Themes and topics
The symposium concentrates on the following themes, but proposals on other aspects of Ligeti´s music are also welcome. Alongside scholarly presentations, the organizing committee encourages performers to submit proposals on lecture recitals.
- Issues of performance
- Music-analytical and stylistic approaches
- Ligeti´s influence on music of our time
In addition to scholarly presentations and lecture recitals, the symposium will also feature concerts as part of its varied program , including performances of Ligeti´s Piano Etudes and music influenced by Ligeti.
Invited keynote speakers include:
- Prof. Jonathan W. Bernard
- Composer Lukas Ligeti
- Prof. Fredrik Ullén
Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), lecture recitals (max. 40 minutes), posters and panels (60 minutes) should be sent as abstracts (max 500 words) to with full contact information for each author. Along with scholarly proposals, abstracts representing practice-based research ('artistic research') are welcome.
The DL for proposals is September 15th 2016. The accepted proposals will be announced on October 1st 2016.
The conference language, as well as the language for the abstracts, is English. Authors will be contacted by November 30th 2016 with the acceptance decisions.
Conference abstracts for Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017 will be published in advance on the conference website and in print. This will serve as a symposium programme, while also providing background information about the participants and their research topics. The applicants are therefore encouraged to include written comments discussing how their artistic and other research work support each other and towards which common goal they are directed.
The proposal must be accompanied by
- Cover sheet listing the name, affiliation, area of specialty, and email for each proposer, along with the proposal title and format.
- Abstract of max.500 words describing the content of the paper, lecture recital, poster, workshop, panel or other sessions of unusual format.
- Detailed program of the lecture recital: composers, work titles, composition years, opus numbers)
- Recording of the proposer’s performance of at least one work to be presented as part of a lecture recital
- Curriculum vitae and contact information
- Equipment needed for performances and presentations (all instruments, data projectors, etc.)
Symposium fee: 80 euros
- Professor Lauri Suurpää (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki)
- Professor Veli-Matti Puumala (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki)
- University lecturer, DMus Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson
- Adjunct professor Alfonso Padilla (Helsinki University)
- Coordinator of Doctoral Studies, DMus Markus Kuikka, (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki)
- Elisa Järvi, DMus (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki)
- Mikko Missi M.A., producer
DMus Markus Kuikka