the tenth issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies

JSS10 online

We are proud to announce that the tenth issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies, a proceedings issue of the second international European Sound Studies Association Conference (2014), is online. The main theme of the conference was “mapping the field” and focused on (research into) sound artworks, sound archives, sound designs, audio books, for methodologies of sound studies, for sonic histories, for studying various listening attitudes, for audio technologies, etc. This issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies contains eight contributions that, taken together, should not only give an overview of the versatility of the conference, but also show the value and productivity of sound studies in general. the tenth issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies weiterlesen

Announcing the Open Online Course by the Basel University on history and theory of musical notation starting on 2 November.

Please join the course „From ink to sound. Decoding musical manuscripts“ on:

The course will consist of a variety of videos, audio, discussions and assignments. In this online course my colleagues and I will provide this basic knowledge and discuss some key aspects of musical notation from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period, referring to semiotic approaches and visual theory.



Music Encoding Conference 2016

Music Encoding Conference 2016 Call for Proposals
You are cordially invited by the Music Encoding Initiative community to participate in the Music Encoding Conference, which will be held 18-19 May 2016 (with pre-conference workshops on 17 May and an “un-conference” day on 20 May) in Montreal, Canada, in cooperation with McGill University.

Music encoding is a critical component of the emerging fields of digital musicology, digital editions, symbolic music information retrieval, and others. At the centre of these fields, the Music Encoding Conference has emerged as an important cross-disciplinary venue for theorists, musicologists, librarians, and technologists to meet and discuss new advances in their fields. Music Encoding Conference 2016 weiterlesen

The Transformative Power of Art

Kere_operndorf_2The Transformative Power of Art – Richard Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk and Christoph Schlingensief’s participatory experiment: Opera Village Africa


The aim of this conference is to explore Christoph Schlingensief’s participatory art project Opera Village Africa against the backdrop of Richard Wagner’s idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. We wish to approach this topic from the perspective of multiple disciplines including anthropology, art history, cultural studies, history, musicology, philosophy, postcolonial studies and theatre studies. The Transformative Power of Art weiterlesen