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MemberOksana Nesterenko

…           “A Forbidden Fruit? Religion, Spirituality and Music in the USSR before its Fall (1968-1989)” (dissertation in progress)

My dissertation addresses the 1960s spiritual upsurge in the USSR that flared up despite of state atheist policies, and investigates the impact of cultural environment and changing state censorship on religious themes and spirituality in concert music during 1968-1989.

I discuss the reasons for the interest in spiritual and r…
…Stony Brook University
2013 – present    PhD in Music History and Theory (expected in spring 2020)
Dissertation: “A Forbidden Fruit? Religion, Spirituality and Music
in the USSR before its Fall (1968-1989)”
2010 – 2013       MA in Music History and Theory
MA thesis: “Vertical Time in Sofia Gubaidulina’s Hommage a TS Eliot”

National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy/Kyiv School of Economics
2004 – 2006     MA in Economics…

My research interests are guided by a broad question of what inspires contemporary composers, in particular, the influence of spiritual or philosophical beliefs on their music and its reception. My current research focus is music during the last two decades of the USSR.