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xivth Congress on Musical Signification : Music as Cultural Heritage and Novelty


11-15 May 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Conference  directors : Eero Tarasti ; Oana Andreica

The International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS) is a biennial conference on recent developments and future trends in Musical Semiotics. It is one of the major platforms and achievements of the project of Musical Signification, launched in Paris in 1984, and subsequently directed for over 30 years by Eero Tarasti.

Following the XIIIth ICMS in Canterbury, the XIVth International Congress will be held in the lively city of Cluj- Napoca, the heart of the historic region of Transylvania. It will be organised and hosted by The “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music, during the International Festival “Sigismund Toduţă”, and under the auspices of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS), the International Semiotics Institute (ISI) and the Academy of Cultural Heritages.

Keynote Speakers : Eero Tarasti, University of Helsinki ; Marta Grabocz, Université de Strasbourg ; Robert S. Hatten, University of Texas at Austin ; Dario Martinelli, ISI, Technological University of Kaunas ; Dan Dediu, University of Music Bucharest ; Gabriel Bebeşelea, Principal Conductor of the “Transylvania“ State Philharmonic

Special attention will be paid to the following topics:

20-minute papers and presentations are invited on topics relating to any of the above conference themes along with those addressing broader notions of musical signification and semiotics.

Submission  guidelines

Abstracts of not more than 500 words (saved as MS Word or PDF file) should be emailed to oana.andreica[at] (under the subject heading: “ICMS 14 paper proposal”) by 15th January 2018. Abstracts should be accompanied by a short biographical note of no more than 150 words. Please add the following information: Name, surname, institutional affiliation, title of proposal and abstract. The main language of the congress is English, but French is accepted as well.

E-mail enquiries to Oana Andreica at: oana.andreica[at] 

Conference Fees: €130 Scholars ; €100 PhD Students ; €70 Students

Honorary  Committee: Byron Almén, Mario Vieira de Carvalho, Paulo Chagas, William Dougherty, Christine Esclapez, Julius Fujak, Marta Grabocz, Anna Granat-Janki, Joan Grimalt, Robert S. Hatten, Jean-Marie Jacono, Kai Lassfolk, François- Bernard Mache, Constantino Maeder, Dario Martinelli, Nicholas McKay, Costin Miereanu, Ricardo Nogueira de Castro Monteiro, Joha Ojala, Mark Reybrouck, Lewis Rowell, Paulo de Tarso Salles, Anthony Seeger, Esti Sheinberg, Gino Stefani, Philipp Tagg, Lasse Thoresen, Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski, Heloïsa de Duarte Valente

Scientific  Committee : Eero Tarasti, Marta Grabocz, Oana Andreica, Gabriel Banciu, Ecaterina Banciu, Valentina Sandu-Dediu, Antigona  Rădulescu



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