International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Programme: 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World


 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Study Group establishment 

21-23 APRIL, 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Opening ceremony: 

Prof. Janija Aubakirova (Rector of Kazakh Kurmangazy National Conservatory)

Professor Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (President, International Council for Traditional Music)

Prof. Dr. Razia Sultanova (Vice-President of ICTM & Chair of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic Speaking World)

Keynote Speaker:  Professor Karl Reichl (University of Bonn, Germany) Title: TBC 

I. Sound in Traditional Musical cultures of the Turkic peoples

  1. Prof. Saule Utegalieva (KNC, Kazakhstan).  Sound world/Phenomenon of Instrumental Music of the Central Asian Turkic peoples: aspects of the study. 
  2. Aylanmaa Kh. Kan-ool & Ekaterina L. Tiron (Kyzyl Art College named after A.B. Chyrgal-ool, Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia). Throat singing tradition of the Ovyursky district of the Tuva Republic: from archive materials to contemporary recordings.
  3. Galina B. Sychenko & Aylanmaa Kh. Kan-ool (Novosibirsk Glinka State Conservatory named after M.I. Glinka, Kyzyl Art College named after A.B. Chyrgal-ool, Russia).  Khöömey (Throat singing) in Erzin Kozhuun of Republic of Tuva: genres, aesthetics, stylistics, vocal technique.
  4. Valentina Süzükei (Tuva, Russia).  Specifics of sound in the instrumental music of the Tuvans
  5. Rezeda Khurmatullina (Kazan Federal University, Russia). Soundscape of Old-Tatar settlement as part of the Tatar culture.
  6. Gulnar Abdirakhman & Murzalieva Sadjana (KazNUA, Kazakhstan). Kazakh kobyz as an implementation of national sound identity.
  7. Saida Yelemanova (KazNUA Kazakhstan).The Sound as a Cultural Sign. The Semantics and Function of the Sound in Kazakh traditional Culture. 

II. Sound characteristics of Vocal, Instrumental and Speech intonation. 

  1. Zilia Imamutdinova (The State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow). The Role of Religious Factors in the Formation Process of Classical Musical Folklore of the Ural-Volga Turks. Tatars and Bashkirs: on the Question of the Intonation and Sound Specifics of the Uzun-Kuy Genre.
  2. Gulnara Kuzbakova (KazNUA, Kazakhstan).  The phenomenon of speech intonation in the Kazakh family ritual folklore
  3. Fattah Khaligzade (Azerbaijani National Conservatory, Azerbaijan). Human Voice and Instruments in the traditional Azeri music
  4. Alla Sokolova (Maikop, Russia).  Vocal supporting voice ezh’u (ezhu), zhyu ininstrumental folk tunes of Balkar, Karachais and Adygs
  5. Aizhan Berdibaу (Kazakh Kurmangazy National Conservatory, Kazakhstan). On the influence of the Kazakh kyuis on musical and stylistic features of the Kazakh traditional songs (example of the structural section "Kayirma").

6. Fatima Nurlybayeva (Каzakh National University of Arts, Kazakhstan). Sound of Kazakh Music in its historical, ethnographical and sociological approaches 

III. Musical instruments of the Turkic people.

Muqam Art of the Turkic speaking world 

  1. Kayumova Elmira (Republican center of development of traditional culture). Sound ideal of a psaltery (gusli) in representations the Tatar Kryashen.
  2. Guzel Sayfullina (The Netherlands).Status of musical instruments in Turkic Muslim society: practice versus religious dogma (on materials of Tatar Muslim sources of the beginning of the 20th century).
  3. Abdusaimi Abdulrahman (Tokyo University of the Arts). Role of Musical Instruments in the Muqam Tradition of the Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region of China
  4. Tuerhong Silajiding (Xinjiang Institute of the Arts, China). To the question ofUighur Dolan Maxrap  Muqam 
  5. Suraya Agayeva (Institute of the Architecture and Arts, National Academy    Sciences of Azerbaijan) On the Features of the Traditional Vocal-Instrumental    Music of the Medieval East and of the Instrumental Mugham

IV. Computer researches of Sound in the Music of the Turkic peoples 

  1. Violetta Iunusova & Alexander Kharuto (Moscow StateConservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, Russia). Computer analysis of sound phenomenon in traditional music of the Turkic Speaking world.

V.  Modern Professional Traditions in the Music of Turkic world 

  1. Kanykei Mukhtarova (Kyrgyzstan) (University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada).  On the question of National Identity in the Soviet Central Asian Operas: the traditional Kui in Kyrgyz Opera.
  2. Diljara Muftakhutdinova (Kazan Federal University, Russia). Song of social orientation in the Tatar pop music late 90's - early 2000. 

VI. New research 

  1. Marina Dubrovskaya (Novosibirsk Glinka State conservatory named after M.I. Glinka, Russia). On the question of studying ethnogenesis of the Crimean Karaites
  2. Sean Quirk (Tuva, Russia) Tuvan Music in the 21st Century - Inception and Connection
  3. Sarah Kuzembay (M. Auesov Institute of literature and art, Kazakhstan).Scientific heritage of Al-Farabi and Kazakh musicology
  4. Gulmira Musagulova (M. Auezov Institute of Literature and Art, Kazakhstan). Study of the issues of recitation in the works of Al-Farabi.
  5. Nargiza Khinkov-Aitbayeva (M. Auezov Institute of Literature and Art, Kazakhstan). The formation of Kazakh musical culture: traditions and writing
  6. Abisheva Bayan (M. Auesov Institute of literature and art). The images of the totems in the musical culture of the Kazakhs and other Turkic-Mongolian peoples
  7. Mauritsio Negro (Italy). The uniqueness of traditions in Resia Valley (Italy) and their connection to ancient Turks.
  8. Alexander Djumaev (Uzbekistan). Influences of confessional, ethnic and other factors on the "concepts" of sound in urban cultures of Central Asia