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ÖGMW 2021 at the University of Graz

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

The annual conference of the Austrian Society for Musicology (ÖGMW) will be held from 25 to 27 November 2021 at the University of Graz. The conference theme is "Hinhören – Zuhören – Weghören / Listening – Focusing – Ignoring". One part of the meeting is devoted to students' talks and posters.

Keynote lectures by Ina Knoth and Victor A. Stoichita

Artist talk “The Listening Body” by Antoni Rayzhekov

Conference programme

Visitors please register via email at: sysmus(at)uni-graz.at

Link to attend the conference: https://linktr.ee/oegmw


Hearing is a basic requirement for music. Even when reading a score, auditory imagery unfolds – a process causing the reading person to experience something that is “heard”, an auditory imagination, listening beyond acoustic waves.

Listening to music has its own history. How did people listen to liturgical chants in a medieval church, to baroque concerts, or to the first jazz records? Did they listen attentively, or did they ignore it, and how did they communicate their experience? Which sources can we draw from today, in order to understand listening in the past? How did social processes and technological innovations effect changes, and which medical and physiological concepts influenced the discourse about the aesthetics of listening and musical praxis in the past? How do we conceptualize these nowadays?


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