International Conference “Minimalist Intersections”

The Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music and Minimalism MINIMALIST INTERSECTIONS takes place for the first time in Southeast Europe, in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. This is a unique opportunity to present to the international scientific public the achievements of musical minimalism and its offshoots (such as postminimalismnew simplicitynew classicism, or holy minimalism) in countries outside the Anglo-American and Western European ‘mainstream’ — including the countries of the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Europe, but also Japan, Brazil, and Argentina.  In addition to the significant expansion of the geographical scope of research and the inclusion of various global musical practices that preceded and influenced the genesis and development of musical minimalism, the conference will encourage the study of minimalist music in the context of its various intersections with electronic music, ambient music, performance, sound installations, applied music for film, theater, television and video games. The conference program also includes works dealing with the dialectical relationship between minimalism and other styles of the 20th and 21st centuries, including new complexity and spectralism.

The conference is organized by the International Society for Minimalist Music based in Cardiff (United Kingdom), the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Institute of Musicology SASA, in cooperation with the Belgrade Festivals Center (CEBEF), the Cultural Center “Parobrod” and the Music School “Mokranjac” from Belgrade.
The conference, which will last from 28 May to 2 June 2024, comprises fifteen panels, three plenary talks, five lecture recitals, one roundtable, five concerts, as well as an exhibition and screening of a documentary film at the Cultural Center “Parobrod”.

The conference and all accompanying events are financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia, the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade, the Organization of Music Authors of Serbia SOKOJ, European Commission – program Erasmus+, and Emory University from Atlanta, USA.


Book of Abstracts

Announcement on the Encounters show

LP Duo on Nova S