Arvo Pärt’s commencement speech at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, May 31, 2014.
“Sounding Structure, Structured Sound” Toomas Siitan, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. “Forgotten Sounds, Unheard Sound: Tintinnabuli and the 1970s Soviet Underground” Kevin C. Karnes, Emory University. Response and discussion. Moderated by Jeffers Engelhardt.
“Transcendent Visions: Voice and Icon in Hagia Sophia” Bissera Pentcheva, Stamford University.“Christian Liturgical Chant and the Musical Reorientation of Arvo Pärt” Alexander Lingas, City University of London. Response and discussion. Moderated by Nicholas Reeves.
“The Music of Peace” Nicholas Sooy, Fordham University; Orthodox Peace Fellowship, and Stuart Ryerse, New England Conservatory of Music. “Reimagining Text-Music Relationship in Arvo Pärt’s Como cierva sedienta,” Mark Vuorinen, University of Waterloo. Moderated by Fr. Ivan Moody.
“Sonic Luminosity: Sacred and Secular Acoustics in the Long Nineteenth Century” Joseph L. Clarke, University of Toronto. “Composing Amidst the Resonance of Pärt’s Bells” Ben Lunn, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Moderated by Kevin Karnes.
“Sounding the Body, Singing the Soul: Arvo Pärt and the Piano” Adriana Helbig, University of Pittsburgh. “Playing and Listening: A Phenomenological Discussion of Arvo Pärt’s Für Alina” Maria Cizmic, University of South Florida. Moderated by Laura Dolp.