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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 10:45:00 -0500
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The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center invites you to
take part in the international forum “New Music” within the frame of VIII
St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (online and offline
activities). It will be held online and offline in Russian and English. The
forum will discuss topics related to copyright, funding and the presence of
new music on stage and screen. Musicians and directors, managers and
critics, international foundations and government agencies, concert halls
and theaters, patrons and commercial companies are invited to participate.

The forum will highlight aspects of the presence of new music on stage and
screen: in drama and opera performances, cinema and animation, museum
exposition and public spaces. Anyone can take part in the forum: composers
and musicologists, directors and art critics, cultural managers and
journalists – those who are interested in the development of contemporary

One of the forum topics is the role of new music in visual, auditory,
situational formats and related art forms. We are planning to review the
following aspects:
- the work of a composer in theater and cinema: methods, role, interaction
- the perception of modern music in theater, cinema, animation, museum
spaces, etc.;
- the development of new spaces: ways of interaction and development of
different forms;

The second direction of the forum is the functioning of non-profit
organizations and interaction with commercial structures, charitable
foundations and government programs for the sake of supporting contemporary
music and art. Parallel line – new music festivals, challenges and
requirements of the time, conditions of organization, interaction with

The third area is the issue of copyright, protection and restrictions,
rights and obligations. The following aspects will be considered at the
forum and round table:
1. Copyright societies – rules, regulations, types of work in terms of new
2. Online events and broadcasts: how to protect the group of authors and
the organizer of the event from unplanned expenses.
3. Copyright: from creative to legal.
4. Online and offline: World changes.

Applications for participation must be sent by February 28, 2021 at 

Curator of the Forum – Dr Lidia Ader, senior researcher at the Saint
Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, artistic director at the
Center “Art-parkING”.


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