September 26-28, 2014, Torun, Poland 


Spring September in Torun

You are kindly invited to participate in the symposium A LABORATORY OF SPRING devoted to the research on contemporary music and dance in their socio-cultural context in the age after “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky.

Research Areas: Philosophy of Music; Cultural Studies; Musicology; Choreography and Dance Studies; History of Art; History of Music; Psychology of Music; Cognitive Science of Music; Sociology of Music; Ethnomusicology, others related.


The symposium venues:

The WOZOWNIA Art Gallery (ul. Rabiańska 20), and the COLLEGIUM MAIUS (ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3)
Map (distans – some minutes on foot)


 Key Speakers:

 Richard Taruskin
(University of California, Berkeley)
 Pieter C. van den Toorn
(University of California, Santa Barbara)
 Alicja Jarzębska
(Jagiellonian University, Cracow)
 Nicholas P. McKay
(Canterbury Christ Church University)
Thematic Section I: “The Rite of Spring”; Igor Stravinsky; Vaclav Nijinksy. Thematic Section II: creation and perception of contemporary music/dance; cultural, social, and political context of music in the last century; empirical research on music/dance; (new) philosophy of new music; non-expressivity in music/dance; others related.

Languages: English, Polish

Honorary Presidency: Fondation Igor Stravinsky


Abstract submission (deadline extended) July 10
Notification of acceptance July 15
Registration fee September 10
Registration without paper
Booking the accommodation with organizers’ help
September 10 (after this date, please ask)


 Full registration fee  45 Euro
 Reduced registration fee*  25 Euro
 * Students, PhD students, registered participants without papers, and contributors of the volume on Igor Stravinsky (Avant).

Fees cover conference materials, coffee breaks, and technical service. 


Download the registration form
The registration form should be sent by email to symposium @

Payment system:

Full Fee – Pay online
Reduced Fee – Pay online
Rules of participation
Payment for Participants from Poland



The Faculty of Languages at the Nicolaus Copernicus University,


The Department of the History of Art and Culture NCU

Centre For Philosophical Research.


The symposium Hosts: Collegium Maius UMK and Wozownia Gallery


Project is supported by Ministry of Science and Higher Education


Organizing Committee:

President of the Symposium: Krzysztof Abriszewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Katarzyna Lewandowska (NCU), Monika Wludzik (NCU), Natalia Karczewska (University of Warsaw), Jan Iwanczyk (NCU), Maciej Puzio (grad. of NCU), Coordinator of the Symposium: Witold Wachowski (UW)

Patronages & Media Support

 SfMT  BSoE  HePo  PCInfM
Av_Lab philev Academicon GlosU1
zaginamrogi GoldenPAges knpl unikonferencje

Welcome to Torun!

More information soon.


Photo: Toruń (DerHexer) 2010-07-17 042CC BY-SA 3.0 DerHexer – Own work

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