The Soviet empire, Baltic musicological conferences, and the institutionalization of alternative knowledge

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
The Soviet empire, Baltic musicological conferences, and the institutionalization of alternative knowledge
In the Book:
Institutionalization in music history / edited by Saijaleena Rantanen and Derek B. Scott. Helsinki : University of the Arts Helsinki, 2022. P. 256-278. (DocMus Research Publications ; 19)
Keywords:
LT
Estija (Estonia); Latvija (Latvia); Lietuva (Lithuania); Muzika / Music.
Summary / Abstract:

ENAfter the restoration of independence of the three Baltic States in 1990, Soviet era works of musicology were often criticized for their cultural isolation and defensive position, which, in the opinion of critics, undermined the theoretical insights and methodological potential of the subject. The position of a scientific periphery and a cultural colony severely limited and distorted the development of Baltic musicology and simultaneously left traces on its postcolonial transformation. However, to evaluate the cultural significance of the Baltic conferences, the development and establishment of a transnational platform that contributed to the institutionalization of the discourse of musicology opposed to the official doctrine of Soviet music comes to the fore. The internal institutionalization was ensured by the systematic organization of conferences (the structural dimension) and the rearrangement of values, especially in the treatment of the expression of nationality in the music of the Baltic States (the attitudinal dimension). External institutionalization, meanwhile, benefited from the opportunity to shape the development of the conferences and the topics discussed at them independently of the centre as well as public recognition of transnational networking, even if it was cautiously masked as Soviet internationalism in the early days. [Extract, p. 275]

ISBN:
9789523292819
ISSN:
2341-8257
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