27/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Manchester’s Post-punk Heritage: Mobilising and Contesting Transcultural Memory in the Context of Urban Regeneration

Urban memories are remediated and mobilised by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, representing the heritage industry, municipal city branding campaigns or anti-gentrification struggles. As Dagmar Brunow states in her article, the Post-punk ‘retromania’ coincided with the culture-led regeneration … Continue reading

01/03/2019
by Timon Scheuer
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!Save the date: Feb 13th-15th, 2020 // Groove the City II conference!

We are very happy to announce the next edition of our Groove the City conference: From Feb13th-15th, 2020 the international community of urban music studies will again meet in the North of Germany close to Hamburg in Lueneburg, this time … 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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