Short CV/Education and training

Education and academic degrees

  • Since 2002
    Univ.Prof. at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw)

  • 2001
    Habilitation at the University of Vienna (ethnomusicology as part of musicology)

  • 1987
    Doctorate in Philosophy (Dr. Phil), University of Vienna in Musicology

  • 1976 – 1987
    Studies of Musicology, Ethnology, English philology, Slavic Languages at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna; Instrumental study of organ at the Mozarteum in Salzburg

Employment history

  • Since 2002
    Univ.Prof. at the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology (mdw)

  • 2002 – 2011
    Deputy director of the institute

  • 2001
    Ass. Prof. at the Institute of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology (mdw)

  • 1995 – 1999
    Univ. Ass. and Senior Researcher at the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology (later Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology) at the Academy of Music Vienna (later University of Music and Performing Arts)

  • 1987 – 1995
    Academic Trainee and then Senior Researcher at the Department of Folk Music Research (later Deaprtment of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology) at the Academy of Music

    Vienna (later University of Music and Performing Arts-mdw)

Current Professional positions

  • Since 2017 General Secretary of the ICTM

  • Since 2013
    Vice Chair of the Senate of the University of Music and Performing Arts

  • Since 2011
    Director of the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology (mdw)

Selected publications

Most important publications

  • Kroatisch Singen, deutsch reden. Musik als Überlebensstrategie ethnischer Minderheiten. In: Trendwende? Ethnische und sprachliche Vielfalt im Burgenland (Holzer, Münz Hg.) Wien 1993, p. 177-191

  • "šunen, šunen, Romalen" (Listen, Listen, Roma): Reception of Lovari Songs-A Cultural Misunderstanding? In: The World of Music 39 (2) 1997, p. 97-110

  • Mosaik der Klänge. Musik der ethnischen und religiösen Minderheiten in Österreich. (= Schriften zur Volksmusik Bd.20), Habilitationsschrift, Böhlau Wien Köln Weimar 2001

  • Das „Eigene“ und das „Fremde“ anhand des Minderheitenschwerpunktes des Instituts für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie. In: Musikethnologie und Volksmusikforschung in Österreich: Das ‚Fremde’ und das ‚Eigene’? Ed. Gerd Grupe (= Musikethnologische Sammelbände 20) Shaker Verlag Aachen 2005, p. 117-135

  • Applied Ethnomusicology in the Process of the Political Recognition of a Minority: A Case Study of the Austrian Roma. In: 2006 Yearbook for Traditional Music. Vol. 38, p. 35-57

  • Unexpected Musical Worlds of Vienna: Immigration and Music. In: Migracoes. Journal of the Portugueses Immigration Observatory special issue Music and Migration ed. by Maria de Sao Jose Corte-Real, #7 October 2010, Lissabon, p. 115-138

  • Music of Minorities – “The Others from Within”? On Terminology and the history of research in Austria. In: Musicologica Austriaca – Journal for Austrian Music Studies (peer reviewed), Austrian Musicological Society, eds. Wolfgang Fuhrmann, Dominik Sedivy, ISSN: 2411-6696, 2015

  • Imagined and Real Places in the Music of Migrant/Minority Communities: ‘Home’ in Different Manifestations. In: Transgressions of a musical kind. Festschrift for Regina Allgayer-Kaufmann, eds. Anja Brunner, Cornelia Gruber, August Schmidhofer, Aachen: Shaker Verlag 2015, p. 267-284

  • Applied Ethnomusicology as an Intercultural Tool: Some Experiences from the Last 25 Years of Minority Research in Austria. In: The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press 2015, p. 229-277

  • Roma and “their” Music in South-eastern Europe: Silenced Voices? Exclusion, Racism and Counter-Strategies. In: Researching Music Censorhsip, eds. Annemette Kirkegaard, Helvi Järviluoma, Jan Sverre Knudsen and Jonas Otterbeck, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambrigde Scholars Publishing 2017, p.83-103

  • Vocal Music of the Burgenland Croats: On Research History and the Impacts of Methodology. In A Baldassare & Tatjana Marković (Eds.), Music Cultures in Sounds, Words and Images. Essays in Honor of Zdravko Blažeković (pp. 341-358). Vienna: Hollitzer Verlag.


Selected projects

  • “Musical Identification of Young Refugees from Afghanistan and Syria,” together with Marko Kölbl (mdw), 2016

  • “Bi-Musicality II,” together with WeiYa Lin (mdw),

    2016

  • “Bi-Musicality and Intercultural Dialogue“ (funded by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, uni:vision 2), together with Hande Sağlam and Noraldine Bailer (mdw), 2009 – 2010

  • Partner in the interdisciplinary research project “Embedded Industries – Immigrant Cultural Entrepreneurs in Vienna” (WWTF), project leader Andreas Gebesmair, ethnomusicological part together with Hande Sağlam, 2007 – 2008

  • “Immigrant Music Cultures in Vienna” (Jubilee Fund of the City of Vienna), together with Hande Sağlam and Sofija Bajrektarević

    1998-2000 “Bosnian Music” (Jubilee Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank), together with Sofija Bajrektarević, 2005 – 2006

  • “Signs of Life of an Endangered Culture” (Jubilee Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank), together with Sofija Bajrektarević, 1996 – 1997

  • “Romamusic Part II” (FWF), 1993 – 1995

  • “Traditional Music of Roma in Austria” (FWF), 1992 – 1993

  • “Traditional Music of Ethnic Groups in Austria” (FWF), 1990 – 1992

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

International

  • Member of the Program Committee for SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology), since 2016

  • Member in the Advisory Board of the project “Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures” (Griffith University, Australia), 2010 – 2015

  • Member in the Editorial Board of Ethnomusicology Forum (U.K.), 2009 – 2014

  • Member of the Program Committees for the ESEM (European Seminar in Ethnomusicology) conferences in Poland 2008, Aberdeen 2011, and Cagliari 2016, 2008 – 2016

  • Member of the Program Committee and of the Local Arrangements Committee of the ICTM World Conference Vienna, 2007

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the European Music Council, 2006 – 2009

  • Board member of the ICTM, 2005 – 2013

  • Council Member in the SEM, 2005 – 2009

  • CORD member of ESEM, 2005 – 2017

National

  • Advisory board member of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO for the National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2011 – 2017

  • Member of the Jury for the Danubius Award of IDM (Institute for the Danube Region), since 2011

  • Board member of the ICTM National Committee, 2005 – 2015

Editorial positions

  • Editor of the series Schriften zur Volksmusik, since 2013

  • Member in the Editorial Board of Ethnomusicology Forum (UK), 2009 – 2015

  • Co-editor of the series klanglese, since 2000

  • Editor of the series Edition Minderheiten, 1992 – 2000

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