European Network for the Philosophy of Music 1st Conference: Freedom in Music – Contemporary challenges

April 18, 2024 - April 20, 2024
Institute of Philosophy, University of Porto

Via Panorâmica Edgar Cardoso s/n, 4150-564


University of Porto

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European Network for the Philosophy of Music 1st Conference

Freedom in Music – Contemporary challenges


After its inaugural meeting in Rome in June 2023, the European Network for the Philosophy of Music (ENPM) will celebrate its first conference next April 18–20, 2024, hosted by the Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto (Portugal). The event is devoted to exploring the topic of freedom in music in face of contemporary challenges in the following dimensions: creating music, performing music, consuming music, receiving music, defining music. The conference will consist of different panels devoted to specifically discuss these issues.

Confirmed speakers include Alessandro Arbo (University of Strasbourg), Marta Benenti (University of Murcia), Alessandro Bertinetto (University of Turin), Clément Canonne (CNRS-IRCAM), Josef Fulka (Univerzita Karlova), Lisa Giombini (University of Roma Tre), Vincenzo Granata (CREAA Strasbourg), Krzysztof Guczalski (Jagiellonian University of Krakow), Vítor Guerreiro (University of Porto), Eran Guter (Max Stern Yezreel Valley College), Inbal Guter (Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University), Christoph Haffter (University of Fribourg), Ana Hofman (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana), Slávka Kopčáková (University of Presov), Hugo Luzio (University of Lisbon), Elzė Sigutė Mikalonytė (University of Cambridge), Dušan Milenković (University of Niš), Vítor Moura (University of Minho), Margarida Neves (University of Coimbra), Magda Polo (University of Barcelona), Nemesio G. C. Puy (Complutense University of Madrid), Marcello Ruta (University of Bern), Ewa Schreiber (University of Poznań), Pablo Seoane (University of Santiago de Compostela), Tiago Sousa (University of Minho), Rūta Stanevičiūtė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), Markéta Štefková (Academy of Music and Performing Arts Bratislava), Férdia Stone Davis (University of Cambridge – Chair RMA Philosophy Study Group), Edvardas Šumila (The New School for Social Research in NYC/ Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), Małgorzata A. Szyszkowska (Polish Society for Aesthetics), Marcin Trzęsiok (Music Academy of Katowice), Monika Voithofer (Vienna university).

For this first conference, all speakers have been invited by the members of the Steering Committee of the ENPM. Conference attendance is however open to all, and anyone is very welcome. Information about the details of the event can be found at the ENPM website: If you are planning to attend, any further requests about information can be addressed by email to this address:  [email protected].

The ENPM is a network of scholars interested in the philosophy of music working primarily, but not exclusively, at academic and music professional institutions in Europe. The main goal of the ENPM is to promote research in the philosophy of music, facilitating the development of existing debates and stimulating the emergence of new topics and discussions. Find more information at

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