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  • «I Looked at Harmony through Algebra» (Music and Literature from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg) - the conference within the 16th International A. D. Sakharov Festival «RUSSIAN ART AND THE WORLD»

«I Looked at Harmony through Algebra» (Music and Literature from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg) - the conference within the 16th International A. D. Sakharov Festival «RUSSIAN ART AND THE WORLD»

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Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Philharmonic named after M. Rostropovich, Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory named after M.I. Glinka, and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod organize an interdisciplinary scientific conference «I Looked at Harmony through Algebra» (Music and Literature from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg). Russian and foreign scientists: musicologists, philologists, art historians, mathematicians, economists, and managers, as well as students and graduate students will participate in the conference. 

Programme (russian) (JPG, 1,70 Мб)

The program includes public lectures by famous musicologists and philologists on the synergetic effect of «algebra» and «harmony» conjunction. 

Key issues to be discussed: 

  • Synergy of science and art
  • The intuitive and rational in science and art
  • Realities of Russian and world culture in the context of the dialogue between science and art ∙ Worlds of science and art: center and periphery
  • Music and Literature: from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
  • Classic and modern art of the East and West: from academism to marginality 

The conference program also includes 

  • Presentation of the book «Dialectics of the Classical Contemporary in Music: New Vectors of Research» dedicated to T.N. Levaya (Nizhny Novgorod, 2021);
  • Presentation of the collectors’ art books published by the «Argento» workshop (Nizhny Novgorod);
  • Presentation of the polyptych «Seasons. In memory of Gia Kancheli» by an artist Vakhtang Dzhaniashvili. The polyptych is dedicated to different periods of life of Gia Kancheli, the Georgian composer (1935-2019). The periods are symbolized by the paintings «Spring», «Summer», «Autumn» and «Winter».