Deadline: May 1, 2021—now closed

“Baltic Musics After the Post-Soviet” explores the chronologies and imaginaries of makers, performers, and scholars creating, naming, inhabiting, and interpreting Baltic worlds after the “post-Soviet.” We invite music- and sound-centered papers and presentations of creative work that address Baltic musics after the “post-Soviet” from practice-based, ethnographic, historical, and comparative perspectives. Possible themes to explore include, but are not limited to:

  • National genres and instruments
  • Place, soundscape, and environment
  • Language and multilingualism
  • Historiography
  • Collaborative music-making
  • Movement, emigration, and diaspora
  • Archives and festivals
  • Gender, race, voice, and body
  • Consumerism, media, and music industries
  • Dance
  • Religion
  • Institutions and states
  • Regionalisms, Europeanness, globality
  • Hybridity of style and influence
  • The composer’s voice

How to Submit

The conference will feature scholarly papers and presentations of work by makers and performers.

  • For papers, please submit a 250-word abstract along with a 150-word biography.
  • For maker and performer presentations, please submit either a 250-word description of your presentation plan or a prospective program with a 100-word description of relevant themes, topics, or connecting threads.
  • All maker and performer proposals should include 1-3 links to audio/visual/other if relevant materials that are representative of the proposed presentation.

All materials should be submitted in PDF format to by May 1, 2021.


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