Klaus Schulz †

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Klaus Schulz died April 26, at the age of 66.

Schulz, artistic director and dramatic advisor, artistic director at the Theater am Gärtnerplatz München, realized the premiere of Terterian’s opera “Das Beben”.

 His impact on New and Contemporary Composed Music will not be forgotten.

Benjamin Meyer-Plutowski on Terterian

Benjamin Meyer-Plutowski studied composition and  musik theory at the  Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He published an in-depth-article on Avet Terterian in his interesting Blog.

One of the main subjects of his text is Terterian’s personal color of melody and repetition and he carves out the differences between Terterian’s composition and the minimalism of american composers like Feldman f.e.

Terterian does not seems interested in melody but rather in building up kind of monumental soundscape (likewise in his Sixth Symphony). His device is repetition, and this puts him in the vicinity of the American minimalist composer. Nevertheless, I will argue that his music is as far away from minimal music as the music of Morton Feldman is.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Terterian’s 85th birthday


Competition: Yerevan State Conservatory in collaboration with the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories is pleased to announce an International Young Musicologists’ and Ethnomusicologists’ Research Contest dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Armenian composer Avet Terterian (1929-94).

Deadline: Contest is administered online, and it invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals (by August 01, 2014) and research papers (by October 01, 2014) to terterianstudentcomp at gmail.com

Details: Especially welcome are research papers that address the following issues:

  • Avet Terterian and Symphonic Form in the Twentieth Century
  • Avet Terterian and Opera in the Twentieth Century
  • and Terterian’s Aesthetics in the Context of Soviet Ideology and Parallel Cultures in the 1970-90s.

Research papers will be evaluated on the merits of their scholarly approach to the interpretation of the problem, appropriateness of the analytic framework, and implications of their findings for specific fields of study. The best research papers will be published in the periodicals of the Conservatories of Yerevan, Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2015; these are monthly scholarly journals for music professionals and collective work editions for the general public.

Guidelines for proposals: no more than 250 words. In your e-mail, please supply:

  • Name(s)
    Institutional or Other Affiliation
    E-mail Address
    Research Paper Title
    Proposal (max. 250 words)
    Author’s Biography (max. 100 words)

Guidelines for complete texts of a research papers: no more than 7,000 words (40,000 characters/20 pages).
Russian publication requires Times New Roman, 14-point font size, 1.5 spacing, PDF format.
Acceptable languages are English, German, Russian, and Armenian.

Title page must contain:

  • Full Name of the Author(s)
  • Institutional or Other Affiliation
  • Field and Level of Study
  • Research Paper Title
  • Full Name of the Academic Advisor and His/Her Academic Status
  • Author’s E-mail Address

Inquiries concerning the contest’s procedures should be directed to Dr. Narine Avetisyan, atanz1969 at rambler.ru

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