IV International Students’ Scientific Conference “The Sound Ambiguity” has come to an end. This year’s edition of our research was filled with 28 papers dealing with themes related to color, sound systems, musical semiotics, performance practice, Polish music, opera and theater, as well as philosophy and music psychology.

Thanks to participants of the conference and all guests for their presence.

We hope to meet again in the next edition of the event.

Research Association of Composition and Music Theory Students of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wroclaw


It is easy to see that the 4th International Students’ Scientific Conference “The Sound Ambiguity” is drawing near. During this year’s edition we will host more than thirty young researchers from various parts of our country and abroad.

Our “sound” reflections will enrich the following special events:

  • Special lecture by DR Wojciech Błażejczyk – Trash objects as sound sources in live electronics (28.04, 10.00 a.m., Chamber Hall)
  • CONCERT OF STUDENTS’ CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (27.04, 7.00 p.m., Theatre Hall)
  • Special lecture by DR Piotra Klimka – The role of music in a theatrical performance. Defining the sings. Creating the metaphors (26.04, 9.30 a.m., Chamber Hall)

We hope that our Conference will be an opportunity for many musical reflections and will allow us to rediscover the ambiguity of the sound.

See you in Wrocław!

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 4th International Students’ Conference ‘The Sound Ambiguity’. The Conference will be held on 26–27 April 2017 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 dimensions of sound, but also on its language, cultural, technical, acoustic and psychological aspects. 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 possible 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 by 10th February 2017. The form should be sent to the e-mail address: kolo1@amuz.wroc.pl. The Conference Regulations and detailed information can be found at www.amuz.wroc.pl and ambiguity.amuz.wroc.pl.

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. By declaring their participation the applicants consent to the publication of the abstract at the Internet website ambiguity.amuz.wroc.pl in case they are admitted to the Conference.

The participation in the Conference is free of charge. The cost 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.

As it has already become a tradition, the Conference will be accompanied by a concert of young Wrocław composers’ works and a lecture on contemporary composing techniques delivered by Wojciech Błażejczyk, PhD. Another interesting event will be a theatre performance by students of the State Higher Theatre School in Wrocław, proceeded by a lecture on theatre music given by Piotr Klimek, PhD.

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