Worldwide Music Conference brings together experts from various fields (music theory, biology, psychology, ethnography, mathematics, acoustics, and others) to make their achievements in music studies available to the entire music research community.
Call for Papers
List of Topics
1. Music theory
- Theoretical concepts of music in general and its individual aspects (pitch structures, rhythm, counterpoint, etc.).
- Musical epistemiology.
- The lingual and non-lingual aspects of music.
- Problems and methods of musical analysis.
- Musical-theoretical systems: a variety of approaches to the understanding of music by theorists of different times and peoples.
2. Music from the perspective of psychology and physiology
- Musical activity as a component of mental and nervous activity.
- Neurological studies of musical thinking.
- Experimental study of intonation as a musical phenomenon and as a phenomenon of verbal language.
- Musical activity at early stages of a human formation (pre-verbal period).
3. Psychology and physiology of musical perception
4. Origin, formation and evolution of musical activity according to anthropology, ethnography, paleography
5. The diversity of forms of musical thinking in different cultures and in different epochs
- Differences and similarities in pitch and rhythmic structures in different musical cultures.
- Discoveries in the field of musical paleography.
6. Music and mathematics
- Mathematical methods in music-theoretical research.
- Mathematical methods in experimental studies of musical activity and sound perception.
- Links and analogies between musical thinking and mathematical thinking.
7. Music and acoustics
- Acoustic factors in musical thinking and perception.
- The phenomenon of timbre and the phenomenon of harmony from the standpoint of acoustics.
- New approaches to the theory of musical tunings.
8. Animal sound activity
- The problem of revealing musical specificity in sound activity of animals.
9. Philosophical paradigms of music-theoretical, natural science,
mathematical and humanitarian aspects of the study of music in their
specificity and interconnection
10. Music technology from a scientific perspective
- The scientific principles of digital technologies for musical activity (music analysis, education, sound recognition, etc.).
- Digital technologies as tools for research of music composition, performing, and perception.
- Artificial Intelligence.
- Philosophical, culturological, sociological aspects of the presence
of digital technologies in the field of music, communication, and
Note: the topics proposed within these areas are
intended to focus the attention of researchers on important issues, but
are not mandatory. Each area contains a variety of topics that are not
on the list, but are of significant interest.
We welcome researches that are not limited to individual fields, but
make the connections between them, and combine the methods of the
different sciences in the study of music.