Music, information and symmetry




Konstantin Zenkin (Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory)
Sergey Petoukhov (International Symmetry Association)


The Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory – in co-operation with the International Symmetry Association – organizes a special session.

The aim of the Track is to bring together musicians, musicologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists and other specialists to develop theoretical and practical tasks in the field of musical culture using achievements of information sciences and the theory of symmetry.

Subjects and scope

One of the main tasks of the section will be a discussion of the role of contemporary music as reflection to the dangers and hopes of our times, and  how we can influence social progress by means of music. Methods and achievements of computer sciences and symmetrology give many new approaches and opportunities to enhance social and cultural influences of music including the field of musical therapy. These new possibilities together with historical data from the field of musical culture should be considered in the session.


The official language of the conference is English. Those who would like to participate in the session should submit an extended abstract of their presentation to as described on the website. One should indicate that this abstract is submitted to the session “Music, information and symmetry”.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed, after which it will be determined which of the submitted presentations will be included in the program of the session in the form of oral or poster presentations  (each author may disclose in advance her/his wishes about a form of her/his presentation).

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 27 February 2015
Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2015