MUSICULT ‘16 Music and Cultural Studies Conference, organized by ITU (Istanbul Technical University) / Turkish Music State Conservatory (BISED HALL) an DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), will take place in Cezayir Conference Halls on May 12-14, 2016
All presented papers are going to be published in the proceedings e-book with an ISBN number before the conference and will be given to you in a DVD box. 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. In addition to this, all papers will be available online at DAKAM's digital library.
MUSICULT ‘16 Conference has a also a special focus this year: The correlation between music, sound and space. While different understandings of space can be traced back to Aristotle and Plato, spatiality has now become one of the key concepts in cultural studies and art. It is also claimed that postmodern era has engendered with the transformation of time and space relations. Considering that space is both an interior and an exterior constituent of music, it is obvious that organization of space is not only one of the primary aesthetic issues but also an issue of relationality between the people who share those certain moments. Thus the studies focusing on the correlation between music, sound and space reach from theoretical conceptualizations to performance studies and cultural memory studies.
Now in it's third year MUSICULT ‘16 Conference in general 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.
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 cases. 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.
We welcome all the participants across the globe to attend the MUSICULT '15 Conference.