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Fifth International Congress of the Society for Music Theory

April 2-4, 2024 

Ural State Mussorgsky Conservatory (Yekaterinburg)
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STM Journal 2023 / 1 (41)

Amrakhova Anna A. , Viktor A. Ekimovskiy., Faraj K. Karayev., Dmitriy A. Kurlyandskiy., Vladimir A. Nikolayev., Rauf Y. Farkhadov
Metadiscourse of Russian Musical Culture: Issue 2. ASM-2 and SoMa: a Collective Chronicle of Relationships

The collection of materials consists of two sections. The first is the transcript of the Association of Contemporary Music (ASM-2) meeting, where D. Kurlyandsky’s opera “Nosferatu” was discussed. The second contains the correspondence with the members of the meeting held 10 years later. The musicologist A. Amrakhova has made an attempt to comprehend the underlying cause of antagonism between the two branches of the Russian avant-garde.

Sokolov Alexander S.
“With Sadness I Survey Our Present Generation!..”

In the interview with A.S. Sokolov, the crucial problems of the 1st quarter of 21st century music are discussed. The innovations, distinguishing the contemporary stylistic methods, are considered. Among them are the visuals as an additional expressive means, which complies with the musical dramaturgy, the changed relations between the “musical / non-musical” and “musical / extra-musical” concepts. Due to these changes, many categories of the traditional musicology face the “endurance test”. The relevance of the “crystal form vs. form-process” and “content / form” dichotomies is considered. The question of the methods of the contemporary music analysis is regarded, as well as the issues of relevance of substituting the “text” category with the concept of “discourse”. The possibilities to use the “author’s word” while interpreting contemporary music is discussed.

Taganov Oleg N.
Spacio-Temporal Dominants in Art: Sources for Formation and Peculiarities

The paper considers the issue of the priority of spatial vectors in music and painting. The author applies the analysis of data from various fields of knowledge, including the evidence and research made by musicians themselves, as well as by V. Kandinsky. The bibliographic analysis predetermines a number of tasks for the further study. The relevance of correlations of objective phenomena and the regularities with stable gestalts of spatio-temporal order in different cultures and arts is proved.

Konkin Gleb A.
Canonic Technique in the Motets by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd from the ‘Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur’ collection (1575)
The article considers the canonic motets by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, published in 1575, as part of the Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (Songs which on account of their subject matter are called sacred) collection. The analysis of the pieces shows the originality and multi-faceted nature of the two English masters ’compositional solutions.