Nach drüben – Oststars wechseln die Seiten. Ein Film von Michael Rauhut & Tom Franke

Flucht und Ausreise spiegelten die politischen Verhältnisse der DDR, sie waren Indizien für eine andauernde Sehnsucht nach Freiheit und Mündigkeit. Mehr als fünf Millionen Menschen verließen zwischen 1949 und 1990 die DDR in Richtung Westen. Nachdem der Bau der Mauer 1961 die Flüchtlingsströme spürbar eindämmte, erreichten die Zahlen Ende der achtziger Jahre erneut dramatische Dimensionen.

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Listening Again to Popular Music as History (CfA, Deadline: Sept. 2018)

Jeffrey H. Jackson and Stanley C. Pelkey open their collection, Music and History (subtitle ‘Bridging the Disciplines’, 2005) by asking: ‘Why haven’t historians and musicologists been talking to one another?’  They suggest that at the heart of this absence is a problem of communication, concerning the distinct methods, knowledge and skills employed in both disciplines: does one need to be able to read, play or even ‘appreciate’ music for instance in order to make sense of it historically? On the other hand, do musicologists need an understanding of historiography to write histories of music? The issue for scholars in both disciplines is the status of the musical object: how to account for music as music, without losing a sense of its historical specificity. Continue reading

Conference: Popular Music and Power (Berlin, 24./25. June 2016)

Popular Music and Power. Sonic Materiality between Cultural Studies and Music Analysis

Conference Program:

Friday, June 24

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Musicology and Media Studies, Georgenstraße 47, Medientheater

11:00-11:30 AM Arrival and Greetings

11:30-11:45 AM Jens Gerrit Papenburg (Berlin): Introduction

Panel I – Relational Sonic Materialities beyond Text/Context

Chair: Sebastian Klotz (Berlin)

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