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Please be advised that the deadline for submitting applications for this year’s conference The Sound Ambiguity has been extended to March 17th.

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The Research Association of Composition and Music Theory Students at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław has the pleasure of inviting you to the 5th International Students’ Conference The Sound Ambiguity. The Conference will be held on April 19th – 20th 2018 at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. The honorary patronage over the event has been taken by Prof. Grzegorz Kurzyński, Rector of the Academy.

The next International Students’ Conference in the series ‘The Sound Ambiguity’ is now ahead of us. Its previous editions have met with interest of young researchers from Poland and abroad. Bearing that in mind, in this academic year we wish to once again take up the discussion on the nature of sound – a phenomenon which rises numerous questions. ‘The Sound Ambiguity’ remains the central theme of our meeting, and we wish to explore sound-related issues in a comprehensive way by focusing not only on the artistic and musical dimension of sound, but also on its language, cultural, technical, acoustic and psychological aspects, also including topics connected with functional music, such as film and theatre music. Since our research project is interdisciplinary in nature, we address it not only to music theory and musicology students but also to students of other disciplines who are interested in the topic.  In such a broad circle we will be trying to answer various questions, such as: What can be called sound? What constitutes its essence? What can it express? Is it possibile to write music down? How should we interpret sound? What is its influence on us?

Individuals wishing to participate in the Conference are asked to fill out and send in an application form with and abstract in English by March 10th 2018. The form should be sent to the e-mail address: Because of international nature of our event, preparing a multimedia presentation in English is obligatory. The Conference Regulations and detailed information can be found at and

The time of the presentation should not exceed 20 minutes. The papers may be delivered in Polish or in English. The Conference is open to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. The Organisers reserve the right to admit active participants on the basis of abstract evaluation. The abstract of the presentation should be prepared in English. By declaring their participation the applicants consent to the publication of the abstract on the Internet website in case they are admitted to the Conference.

Active participation in the Conference includes a conference fee in amount of 50 zł (13 euros). Passive participation is free of charge. Detailed information about participation forms and payments were included in the Conference Regulations available on the website The costs of travel, accommodation and board shall be covered by the participants or institutions that support them. The Organisers offer help in finding inexpensive accommodation near the Academy of Music in Wrocław.

The Conference will be accompanied by a composers’ concert, during which the works of students of Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław will be presented.

We hope that the topic of the Conference will prove inspiring the students of music theory, musicology and other academic disciplines. We also believe that our initiative will contribute to the integration of the scientific and artistic students’ environment.