14th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics

14th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar

on Musical Semiotics, Department of Musicology,

University of Helsinki

March 26-29, 2012, at Vironkatu 1, floor 3B, Helsinki

Director of the Seminar: Prof. Eero Tarasti; Co-directors: Profs. Ivanka Stoianova (Paris VIII), Jean-Marie Jacono (Université de Provence)

Languages:  English and French


Monday March 26 : 

Arrival, welcoming reception  (buffet) at Vironkatu 1, floor 3B beginning  at  6 p.m.

Eila Tarasti (piano): The Icons by Einojuhani Rautavaara (with original pictures)

Tuesday, March 27:

9-12 Opening.  Eero Tarasti:  From Paris School to Existential Semiotics in Music Analysis

Nearchos Panos: The Musical Topic Lullaby

12-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30   Contemporary music

Eduardo Plaza:  Intertextuality and “Différance” in the Third Movement of Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia

Alessandro Milia: L’utilisation de Matériaux Musicaux Préexistants : oralité et Aspects Innovants dans le Langage Musical Actuel

Guillaume Deveney: Les nouvelles textualités musicales : Questions d’esthétique et de philologie dans les musiques actuelles

15.30-16 Coffee

16-18   Theories

Paolo Rosato: Traditions, Variants, and Treasons in Performing Arts.Towards Dynamic Notion of Authenticity and Re-definition of Sense. Examples from and Remarks on Rossini’s Barbiere.

Lina Navickaite:  Repertoire Choices Within and Without the Performance Canons

Dmitriy Zhumilin: Theosophic Symbols in Scriabin’s “Prometheus”

Wednesday, March 28

9-12.30  Performance studies I

Aurea Dominguez: Character as an Interactive Relation between Performer, Composer and Audience during the Early 19the Century

Julie Walker: Le Dernier style de Chopin: Contexte, Analyse des Oevres et Interprétation Pianstique

Grisell Macdonel: Existential Semiotic explorations on Double bass’ Virtuoso Performance of 19th Century

Marjo Suominen: How Hidden Rhetorical Signs of Thoughts  Operate in Performing Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Address: Fabianinkatu 26, Music Hall at Language Center, 3rd Floor


Ivanka Stoianova:   The Formal Principles of the Work-Totality in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Licht: Gesamtkunstwerk and Formelkomposition

19.00 Music House Mannerheimintie

Concert by Helsinki Philharmonic

Thursday, March 29

9.00-12.00   Music History I

Tiina Vainiomäki: Musical Realism of Leoš Janáček. From Speech Melodies to a Theory of Composition

Paulo de Tarso Salles: Structure and Meaning on the Sixth String Quartet of Villa-Lobos figures, cadences,  form  and  Xango-style

Walter Nery:  Musical Meaning in the “Prole do Bebê No2” by Villa-Lobos

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Music History II

Jean-Marie Jacono: Tableaux d’une exposition /de Moussorgski : au-delà de la relation

Julia Shpinitskaya: Erik Bergman: Shaping Sound Through Myth: Cultural Experience and Sound Strategies

Paolo Ribaldini:

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-18.30 Philosophy and Other

Josephine Papst: “Der Gesang der Jünglinge” or How to Travel Through Possible Worlds?

Sari Helkala: Unified Signification Between musical and Linguistic Prosody

Timo Laiho: Time, Perception and Music Analysis: Short Introduction to Analytic-generative Methodology (AGM).

Otto Lehto: The Practice of Liberty and the Performance of Self-Perfectibility: Music and the Virtues of Enlightenment

Lindsey Hoh: Towards and Existential Semiotic Approach to Shamanism


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