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First Session of the Conference: Theoretical Aspects of Teleology

First Session of the Conference: Theoretical Aspects of Teleology

On November 18–20, the 20th International Conference “Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Teleology” will be held to examine compositional issues and study them on a theoretical level.

The conference was not curbed by the unusual conditions of this year, although it was forced to change the nature of its implementation. For the first time, the conference will be organized virtually. This is a great opportunity for an even larger audience unrestricted by any barriers to join!

This year’s theme resonates with a common dilemma of a processive art creator – what transformation of a work takes place in the perspective of a definite time. In other words, towards which goal the material of the work is oriented and what path is chosen before the fulfillment of that goal. Speakers from Lithuania, the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Austria, Serbia, Ukraine and Poland will share their theoretical insights and actively discuss these issues.

Authors / performers

Chair: dr. Marius Baranauskas
Speakers: Miloš Zatkalis, Ramūnas Motiekaitis, Roger Redgate, Jimmie LeBlanc, Edson Zampronha, Nico Schüler


9:50 – Opening of the conference

10:00 – Miloš Zatkalik. Musical Teleology between Newton, Prigogine and Deleuze (with Spinoza Becoming Musical)

11:00 – Ramūnas Motiekaitis. The Spectrum of Teleology: Irresponsibly Philosophical Consideration

11:30 – Roger Redgate. Where are We Going and How do We Get There? Teleological Structures in New Music

12:00–12:30 Break

12:30 – Jimmie LeBlanc. Musical Form as a Complex of Virtual Problematic Fields and Processes of Actualization: Emergent Teleologies in Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata (1803) and LeBlanc’s The Wind Wrests My Words (2017)

13:00 – Edson Zampronha. A Semiotic Approach to Explain Musical Teleology by Means of Musical Intelligibility

13:30 – Nico Schüler. Orientation Processes and Perspectivism in Music Analysis

Chair: dr. Marius Baranauskas