Cluj Modern Symposium 2017

Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in collaboration with Sigismund Toduţă Doctoral School and the Association of the Composers and Musicologists is pleased to announce the Symposium FOLK MUSIC AS A FERMENTING AGENT FOR COMPOSITION, PAST AND PRESENT, hosted by the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy on April 27, 2017 and coordinated by musicologist Bianca Ţiplea Temes.

The event is organized within the Cluj Modern Festival and features an exciting line-up of contributors, aiming to provide a forum for a dialogue among scholars from various musical standpoints.


Session 1:   In Bartók’s Wake 

William Kinderman (IllinoisUniversity) – keynote speaker

Béla Bartók’s Idea of “Idealized Folk Music”: A Community of Peoples “despite all war and strife”

Vikárius László (Budapest Bartók Archives, Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music)

Bartók’s Credo: Editing Cantata Profana for the Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition

István G. Németh (Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

‘Verbunkos’, Béla Bartók, and Adrian Pop: A Hidden History of Folk Musical Influence

Dan Variu (Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

(Pan)Cultural Interference as a Compositional Tool

Pavel Puşcaş (Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

Archetype and/or Sonorous Substance

Bianca Ţiplea Temeş (Gh. Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

Modern Tapestry from Vintage Fabrics: “Colindă Baladă” by György Kurtág


Session 2:    Folk Music Worldwide

Feza Tansuğ  (Istanbul)

The Humanely Unison: Beethoven’s Turkish Source of Inspiration in His Chorus of Dervishes

Javier Suárez-Pajares (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

Folk Traditions and Sources in the Guitar Works of Julián Arcas (1832-1882) and His Contemporaries

Belén Pérez Castillo (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

From Conflict to Normalization: Two Approaches to the Basque Folk Heritage from the Spanish Concert Music

Nicolae Gheorghiţă (National University of Music Bucharest)

In the Service of Propaganda: Aesthetic Discourses and Musical Genres in the Music of the Romanian People’s Army

Ioan Haplea  (Gh.Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca)

Ratios and Proportions in Folklore and in Several Works of Cristian Misievici. The Issue of Privileged Locations in Anonymous and in Cultured Musical Speech

Adrian Pop (Gh.DimaMusicAcademyCluj-Napoca)

Did George Enescu Know Romanian Folklore?