Scientific Conference ‘Minimalist Intersections’

The opening ceremony of the international scientific conference titled ‘Minimalist Intersections’ will be held at the SASA Grand Hall, on Wednesday, 29 May, at 10 a.m.

This is the ninth biennial international conference on minimalist music held for the first time in south-eastern Europe, in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. This is a unique opportunity to introduce the international scientific public to achievements in musical minimalism and related fields (such as post-minimalism, ‘new simplicity’ or ‘holy minimalism’) in the countries not belonging to Anglo-American and western-European cultural circle – including the countries of central, eastern, southern and northern Europe, as well as Japan, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. In addition to a considerable expansion of the geographical range of studies and inclusion of various global musical practices which preceded and influenced the genesis and development of musical minimalism, the conference will promote the study of minimalist music in the context of its varied mingling with electronic music, ambience music, performance, sound installations, film, theatre and television scores, video games music, etc. The Conference features works dealing with dialectic relations between minimalism and other styles of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the new complexity and spectralism.

The organizers of the Conference are the International Society for Minimalist Music seated in Cardiff (Great Britain), the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Institute of Musicology SASA, in cooperation with the Belgrade Festivals Centre and Parobrod Cultural Centre.

There will be 15 panels as part of the Conference which lasts from 28 May – 2 June, as well as a round table, five concerts and an exhibition in the Parobrod Cultural Centre

The organization of the conference is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovations of the Republic of Serbia, the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade, the Organization of Music Authors of Serbia (SOKOJ) and Erazmus+.