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International forum "Prokofiev. The 21st century"

  • 15.01.2016

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture

To the 125th anniversary of S. Prokofiev

International forum "Prokofiev. The 21st century"
1-3 December, 2016

Organizer: The Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture (Moscow), with the participation of the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the State Centre of Contemporary Arts, State Institute for Art Studies Idea and perspective
The forum is expected to discuss issues of novelty and relevance in arts, reception of Prokofiev’s music, and the wide range of diverse influences that the composer’s music has on contemporary culture, penetrating it and saturating it with new ideas.
The forum unites researchers, creators, and aficionados of music, cultural figures and arts of all genres.

Format of the event
The forum will be held in two formats:
Classical – international academic conference with the participation of leading exerts and young researchers. Forms of presentation: presentations, reports, debates, and discussions.
Modern – a practical part of the forum, oriented at a wide audience interested in music and creative projects at the junction of arts. Forms of conduct: presentations, panel discussions, interviews, master-classes, and workshops.

Main themes

  • Topical issues of studying the creative heritage of S.S. Prokofiev
  • New sources, revealing a new image of Prokofiev
  • Prokofiev’s heritage and contemporary composing school
  • Performance and theoretical interpretations of Prokofiev’s works
  • Prokofiev on the theater stage. View of the director, choreographer, set designer
  • Embodiment of Prokofiev’s music in contemporary art
  • New context of Prokofiev’s music in the cinema, TV, animation, and multimedia
  • Prokofiev’s music in contemporary interpretations: from jazz and rock, to remixes and remakes
  • Prokofiev and the space of academic electronic and electroacoustic music
  • Prokofiev’s music in the language of choreography. Dance, ballet, sports.
  • Musical museums: new concepts and projects for the museum space will be an additional part of the program.

Within the framework of the program, a final stage of competition for the academic and creative works dedicated to Prokofiev will be held, involving students of higher educational institutions in the sphere of arts and culture. The student works that are considered the best by the decision of the program committee will be included in the forum’s program.

Scientists, researchers, museum specialists, composers, artists, producers, set designers, performers, directors, music critics, lecturers, marketing experts, representatives of cultural and public organizations, and students.

Working languages of the forum – Russian and English

Preliminary program
Academic sessions (classical format events) are scheduled before noon, and in the afternoon the modern format events are scheduled. A diverse cultural program with the participation of contemporary artists and special presentations is envisioned.

Conditions of participation in the forum
All those who are interested may take part in the international forum! There is no registration fee. The start of registration will be announced. Travel costs, fares, and accommodation will be met out of the directing party’s costs.
If you wish to take part as a presenter in the classical format, please send us an abstract of your report * 1,000 characters in Word format, 14-point font, and your CV with a photo until 30 Jul 2016 via email:
*The reports and statements accepted for presentation shall be those which have not been submitted to earlier publications conforming to the announced thematic directions of the Forum, and containing new materials, scientific standpoints, and interpretations.
To take part in the modern format as a listener, it is sufficient to pass the registration procedure. Thus, to become an active participant, please send a brief description of your material, your CV with a photo, and a complete description of your activity until 30 Jul 2016 via e-mail:
!!! Please be advised that the program committee reserves the right to a competitive selection of sent materials.

Program committee
Prokofiev, Gabriel – composer, producer, performer (Great Britain)
Morrison, Simon – PHD, MFA, Professor, Princeton University (USA)
Zenkin, Konstantin – Vice-Rector of Science, P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, doctor of art history
Savkina, Natalia – Candidate of art history, Associate Professor of P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory
Tsaregradskaya, Tatiana – Doctor of art history, Professor of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music
Farkhadov, Rauf – Doctor of art history, expert of the Association of Contemporary Music
Bukharin, Andrey – music critic, journalist
Belaya, Irina – Director of the S.S. Prokofiev Museum (department of the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture)
Emelina, Natalia – Head of the International Department of the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture)

Phone number for references: +7 (495) 692-05-67