Conference 2018

24 September 2018
  • 28.09.2018


    KOMITAS:
    AT THE CROSSROADS OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    Grand Salon of Sorbonne University
    Paris, France

    First Session
    KOMITAS VARDAPET
    11:00-13:00

    Komitas Vardapet as the Founder of Armenian Medieval Music Studies
    ANNA AREVSHATYAN (Armenia)

    Komitas’s National Musical Identity Paradigm and the Armenian Bard Tradition
    LILIT YERNJAKYAN (Armenia)

    Komitas’s Theory on Armenian Music Modes: Concord or Discord with Major/Minor?
    TATEVIK SHAKHKULYAN (Armenia)

    Komitas Vardapet and the French Culture
    LUSINE SAHAKYAN (Armenia)

    The Theoretical Bases of One of Komitas’s Concepts Concerning Armenian Secular and Sacred Music
    MHER NAVOYAN (Armenia), ERICA BISESI (Italy)

    Second Session
    FOLKLORE DIMENSION
    14:00-16:00

    Armenian Musical Instruments: Three Etymologies
    HRACH MARTIROSYAN (Netherlands)

    Traces of Ancient Sumerian Epic Poetry in the Armenian Avetises
    MARIANNA TIGRANYAN (Armenia)

    “Traditional” Subgroup of Lullaby in Armenian Folk Music
    ANI HAKOBYAN (Armenia)

    Traditional Music Collecting Activities from Komitas to Our Days
    MARGARIT SARGSYAN (Armenia)

    The Activity of the Ašuł Society in Aleksandrapole in the Context of Komitas’s Fundamental Theory
    HASMIK HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia)

    Thirs Session
    MEDIEVAL SPACES
    16:30-17:30

    Musical Hierotopy in the Medieval Culture: Znamenny Chant and Sacred Spaces
    MARINA EGOROVA, ALBINA KRUCHININA (Russia)

    The Development of the Armenian Mekhitarist Chant: Transcribed Materials and Oral Tradition
    LILIT HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia)

    The Functions of the Final Tones in the Theoretical Characteristics of the Armenian Eight-Mode System
    GAYANE AMIRAGHYAN (Armenia)

    Fourth Session
    TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARINESS
    17:30-18:30

    Komitas Vardapet’s Unrecognized Creative Modernity According to His Divine Liturgy
    GÉRARD DER HAROUTIOUNIAN (France)

    Komitas’s Character in Edgar Hovhannisian’s Ballet “Antouni”
    NELLY AVETISYAN (Armenia)

    The Polycromaticism in the Notation of the Armenian Music
    ALICIA TERZIAN (Argentina)

    Margarit Babayan as an Interpreter of the Folk Songs of Different Nations
    NIKOLAY KOSTANDYAN (Armenia)


  • TATEVIK SHAKHKULYAN -
    Musicologist, PhD in Arts, Head of the Re­search Department of the Komitas Mu­seum-Institute, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of RA, Lecturer at the Komitas State Conservatory, Liaison Officer for Ar­menia at the International Council for Tra­ditional Music. She defended her disserta­tion thesis at the Institute of Arts
    MARINA EGOROVA -
    PhD in Philology, Assistant Professor at the Chair of Old Russian Singing Art of the N. Rimsky-Korsakov State Conserva­tory in Saint Petersburg. Egorova received a PhD from the Saint Petersburg State University in 1996. She is the author of a monograph, four textbooks and a num­ber of articles. Her academic interests are focused on the
    ALBINA KRUCHININA -
    Musicologist, PhD in Arts, Honored Work­er of Art of RF, the founder of and Profes­sor at the Chair of Old Russian Song Art of the N. Rimsky-Korsakov State Conser­vatory in Saint Petersburg, author of the study plan. She has received her PhD in 1979. Kruchinina is the author of a mono­graph, three textbooks on the
    GAYANE AMIRAGHYAN -
    Musicologist-medievalist, PhD in Arts, researcher at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of RA and at the Komitas Museum-Institute, a member of Verein zur Erforschung der Mon­odie (Austria). Amiraghyan has graduated from the Department of Musicology of the Komitas State Conservatory in Yere­van and has undertaken her post-grad­uate studies at the
    GERARD DER HAROUTIOUNIAN -
    Singer, tar player and musicologist. Der Haroutiounian graduated from the Komi­tas State Conservatory in Yerevan (tar) and the Sorbonne University in Paris. He re­ceived his Master’s Degree in Musicology with the thesis entitled “Tonality and Mo­dality in Armenian Music”. Der Haroutiouni­an teaches at the Paris Academy. He is a winner of international contests and an
    NELLY AVETISYAN -
    Musicologist, PhD in Arts, Honored Work­er of Art of RA, Professor at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Lecturer at the State Academy of Arts in Yerevan, Member of the administrative body of the Composers’ Union of Armenia, Corre­sponding Member of the Ararat Interna­tional Academy of Sciences (Paris). Avetisyan defended a dissertation thesis on The
    ALICIA TERZIAN -
    Composer, musicologist, academic and Director of the Encuentros Group, Alicia Terzian studied in the National Conserva­tory of Music of Buenos Ayres. She stud­ied Armenian music at the Monastery of San Lazaro (Venice) with Dr. Leoncio Dayan. She offered lectures on this sub­ject at the University of Yale (USA), at the Great Hall of UNESCO in
    HASMIK HARUTYUNYAN -
    Musicologist, PhD in Arts, researcher at the Shirak Center for Armenian Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of RA, Scientific Secretary of the Cen­ter. She graduated from the Komitas State Conservatory (1987). In 2005, she received her PhD. Harutyunyan has worked at the Kumayri Reserve-Muse­um in Gyumri and at Gyumri’s branch of the Komitas
    LUSINE SAHAKYAN -
    Musicologist, PhD in Arts, Assistant Pro­fessor, Head of the Chair of Music His­tory of the Komitas State Conservato­ry. Sahakyan undertook graduate and post-graduate studies at the Komitas State Conservatory. She defended her dissertation thesis at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of RA in 2007. Sahakyan is the author of a
    ERICA BISESI -
    Bisesi’s academic track is multidisci­plinary: PhD in mathematics and phys­ics, MA in piano interpretation and MMus in music theory and analysis (in progress). She works as a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive science at the In­stitut Pasteur in Paris. She taught music cognition at the Universities of Bratisla­va and Graz (Austria) and at the Con­servatory of
    HRACH MARTIROSYAN -
    A Linguist specialized in comparatvie studies, PhD, Leiden University. In 1991 Martirosyan graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the Vanadzor Pedagogi­cal University (Armenia). In 2008 he re­ceived a PhD from Leiden University. A reviewed and enhanced version of his dissertation was later on published in the form of “Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited
    MARIANNA TIGRANYAN -
    Ethnomusicologist, PhD in Arts, Research­er at the Department of Folk Music of the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of RA and Lecturer at the Chair of Armenian Folk Music Studies of the Komitas State Conservatory. She has defended a dissertation thesis en­titled “Traditional Armenian Wedding Chants within the Context of the
    ANI HAKOBYAN -
    Musicologist-folklorist, junior researcher at the Folk Music Department of the In­stitute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and Lecturer at the R. Melikyan State Mu­sic College (Yerevan). Hakobyan got her Master’s Degree from the Department of Musicology at the Komitas State Conser­vatory. Her Master's thesis is published, as
    MARGARIT SARGSYAN -
    Musicologist, folklorist, researcher at the Folk Music Department at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Scienc­es of the Republic of Armenia. Sargsyan graduated from the Department of Mu­sicology at the Komitas State Conserva­tory. The main components of her ac­tivity are folk music collection fieldwork, their transcription, systematization, no­tation and analysis. Sargsyan’s research
    LILIT HARUTYUNYAN -
    Lilit Harutyunyan is a musicologist-medi­evalist, a researcher at the Komitas Mu­seum-Institute and at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Head of the Bibliography, Recording and Digitization Department at the Music Library. Ha­rutyunyan received her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees from the Department of Musicology of the Komitas State Con­servatory. She undertook her postgrad­uate studies at the
    NIKOLAY KOSTANDYAN -
    PhD, Director of the Komitas Museum-In­stitute. Kostandyan received his PhD in 2017 from the Institute of Arts of the Na­tional Academy of Sciences of RA. He is the author of a number of articles and has presented papers at various confer­ences. Kostandyan’s research is focused on the Armenian music of the Modern Era and contemporary
    MHER NAVOYAN -
    Doctor of Arts, musicologist-medievalist, Honored Worker of Art of RA, Professor, Vice-Rector for Research Affairs of the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Head of the Folk Music Department of the Institute of Arts of the National Acad­emy of Sciences of RA, Senior Research­er, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Komitas Museum-Institute, Artistic Director of
    ANNA AREVSHATYAN -
    Doctor of Arts, musicologist, Honored Worker of Art of RA, Leading Research­er at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of RA and a Profes­sor at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan. She is a member of the Interna­tional Association of Byzantine Studies (AIEB), Verein zur Erforschung der Monodie (Austria) and Association
    LILIT YERNJAKYAN -
    Musicologist, Doctor of Arts, Professor, Honored Worker of Art of RA, Leading Researcher at the Institute of Arts of the National Academy of Sciences of RA, Corresponding Member of the Ararat Inter­national Academy of Sciences (Paris), Pr­fessor at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, a member of the Composers’ Union of Armenia. Yernjakyan is the