MUSICULT ‘16 / 3rd International Music and Cultural Studies Conference, organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), will take place on May 13-14, 2016.
All presented papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number before the conference. In addition to this, after the conference, Journal of Musicology (ISSN 2147-2807), published by the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory Musicology Department is going to prepare a special issue of selected papers.
MUSICULT ‘16 Conference aims to trace the tracks of the dialectic correlation between music and culture. Artistic crops of this correlation from the very ancient roots of the communication with sound to the contemporary state are among the field of interest of the conference. During the conference and within the context of culture and identity, well-known periods and moments of the history of music in the all possible meanings, forms and genres will be brought to the agenda and new areas of interest, that will be revealed by this perspective, will be explored on the basis of the main focus point as “Local versus Universal”.
Culture in general and its effects on music, composition and important turning points in the history of music has always been one of the major discussions of the music studies. Art institutions, economic status of the composer, the question of audience, financial support for music and censorship are some of the main subtopics of this correlation.
The hidden or obvious relationship between the daily life, culture and artistic works which can be observed at various case. From daily life to the fashion, from new technologies to moral value judgments, from economy to the philosophical questions, the activity of the artistic subject and the audience can be observed as layers in constant interaction.
The question and discussions on being local or/and universal seems to be able to become a key guiding on the sophisticated and multifaceted wildwood of music as part of culture.