Our professor participated in the musicology congress in Athens

In August Jānis Kudiņš, professor of the Department of Musicology and researcher of the Scientific Research Center at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) participated in the 21st five-year congress of the International Musicological Society in Athens, Greece.

The main theme of the congress was "Music across Borders", and in it more than 700 music researchers from different countries of the world were invited to speak and discuss openness and perspective on the phenomenon of sound and music in interdisciplinary interactions in panel discussions and report sections. Also about the perspectives of breaking long-standing boundaries (paradigms, theoretical systems, traditions) in research.

Jānis Kudiņš presented a report "Correlation of the Global Context and Local Peculiarities: Postmodern Neoromanticism in the Latvian Academic Genres of Music at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century" in the series of sections of the congress "Music Reception". In it, the neo-romanticism characteristic of the postmodern cultural period of the last decades of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century was examined in the creative work of Latvian composers, and as an example, the peculiarity of musical expression and stylistics of Pēteris Vasks was more widely illuminated. In this way, also highlighting the perspectives of using and correcting the general definition of postmodern neoromanticism in the research and mutual comparison of the specifics of local traditions of different countries.

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