28/08/2018
by R. Kuchar
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Preliminary Programme Online – ‘Groove the City’ – Urban Music Policies between Informal Networks and Institutional Governance

Hi there again, after having opened registration for our conference yesterday, we are proud to announce that the preliminary programme of ‘Groove the City – Urban Music Policies between Informal Networks and Institutional Governance’ now is completed. Have a look at … Continue reading

08/08/2018
by Leonard Sprueth
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XIV. Symposium zur Filmmusikforschung – Mapping Spaces, Sounding Places: Geographies of Sound in audiovisual Media

In collaboration with the Università di Pavia – Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali, the Kieler Gesellschaft für Filmmusikforschung invites for a symposium of how sound design, film music and music editing in general exert a primary function in conveying … Continue reading

Interactive Music Mapping Vienna – Research Project

06/06/2018 by Leonard Sprueth | 0 comments

Exploring a City. 1945 up to the Present Day

Lead by Susana Zapke, keynote-speaker at our conference in November, this research project tackles the role of music in urban context as an instrument of social identification and the question of how music is symbolically used in municipal politics. The city of Vienna hereby functions as an example to point out the ways music can be responsible for creating specific city spheres and ideological subjects.

In this manner, cultural and social practices are looked upon to identify the modus operandi of the city as well as its social dispositions. Vienna’s site-specificity will thereby be attributed to the acoustic-tonal construct inherited.

This particular research-emphasis was developed through the entanglement of scientific and artistic approaches and practices of diverse projects at the MUK Vienna since 2012.

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25/02/2018
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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CfP: Making Cities, Cities in the Making: Moments of Arrival, Appropriation and Resistance

Open Penal at the 18th IUAES World Congress “World (of) Encounters: The past, present and future of anthropological knowledge” Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, 16-20 July 2018. Cities are not neutral sites in which people enter. They are … Continue reading