Issues of contemporaneity in Twentieth-Century musical creation

Thursday 15 October 2015 - 09:30 to Friday 16 October 2015 - 09:30

Université of Évry-Val d’Essonne
Coordination: Grégoire Tosser, University of Évry-Val d’Essonne

The notion of “contemporaneity” is frequently employed to evoke the music of today, and more specifically art music. However, composers are constantly re-evaluating their relationship to modernity, to the avant-garde and the idea of artistic progress, their relationship to tradition, or indeed their place within a particular socio-cultural context. The object of the symposium is the study of musical creation in France – between 2000 and 2010 and in the wake of the CDMC’s film portraits “The composer at work” – from a resolutely analytical and musicological viewpoint: the main trends, important works, leading figures, etc.

The idea therefore is to envisage a production, the study of which is most often completely neglected, and which will be based primarily on sources held by the Cdmc (recordings, scores, etc.). To tackle a new area of study by considering the point of view of the prime movers in current musical creation (composers, performers, but also spectators and researchers) will enable the evaluation, within this creation, of the pertinence of the notion of contemporaneity.

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Partnership Cdmc – Université of Évry-Val d’Essonne, RASM-SLAM Laboratory