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International Scriabin 150 Festival
* Online *
26-28th November 2022
(9am - 5pm, NZ Time)
ABOUT THE 2022 FESTIVAL

Welcome to the International Scriabin 150 Festival website. I am your host and festival organiser Sherry Grant from New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915) was a Russian pianist and composer who composed mostly for the piano and orchestra.

 

Scriabin's early music was tonal and romantic, heavily influenced by the music of Frédéric Chopin. However, his later works became increasingly atonal and with his synesthesia he developed a system to associate colour with music.

Scriabin was also a poet who took keen interest in philosophy and theosophy. His mysticism was based on his vision of the artist's role in the world and his belief of art with transcendental intentions.

It is therefore this festival committee's wish to not only be taking this opportunity of Scriabin's 150th birthday to celebrate his achievement as a pioneer of a musician, but also delve into his world of poetry, philosophy, theosophy which formed his beliefs and unique music. 

The three poetry books authored by Sherry Grant for publication by November 2022, will be dedicated to Scriabin and comprised of 200 love / sensual poems, 100 sonnets  inspired by philosophy, theosophy, psychology, and the sciences. Book 1 will be translated into Russian.

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Over the three days during this festival, musicians, artists, poets, philosophers, theosophists and scientists will gather to give presentation, recitals, panel discussions. The entire event will be online, as a mixture of pre-recorded videos and live discussions over zoom or a similar platform (to be advised on the programme page in September 2022).

Please note that all times on the programme are in New Zealand time -- convert to your own time zones to avoid disappointment.

The Call for Paper will be posted on this website by the end of February 2022. Registration of interest (submission of abstract via google docs) for presenters and discussion panelists will be open during March - April 2022 and submission of video must arrive electronically no later than the 30th of June 2022 to scriabin150(at)gmail(dot)com. Selected presenters will be notified by the end of August 2022 and the programme will be confirmed by the end of September 2022. 

Registration is essential for both presenters and attendees. Please refer to registration page from 1st March 2022. Registration for presenters close on 30th April and selected  presenters will preferably submit their presentation videos electronically by 15th June 2022 (half a month earlier than deadline).

Please save the dates of 26th - 28th November New Zealand time (note that this is one day ahead of America and Europe) if you would like to take part in this big end-of-the-year party for Scriabin's 150th birthday! Please head off to the (moderated) Forum page (also open from March 2022) to leave your comments, as we would love hearing from you!

Your generous donation and sponsorship are most welcome, for details please head to Stores page (coming in March 2022). We aim to connect Scriabin experts and enthusiasts. Look forward to meeting you online for this exciting event!