Music Matters XII.5 – Lecture by Dr. Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago)

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media together with the Department of Theology, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies is proud to host a presentation and workshop by Professor Dr. Philip V. Bohlman (University of Chicago, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover) on the theme of “Jewish Music and Its Others.”

Lecture: Jewish Music and Its Others

Worshop: Graduate research on music or Jewish studies

When: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 (lecture), May 11th 10:00 Workshop (OBS23.13)

Time: 17:0018:00

Where: Arts, Culture and Media, Oude Boteringstraat 34, room 002

Jewish Music and its Others

In my presentation at the University of Groningen I shall illustrate the critical importance of non-Jewish music to Jewish music studies with several case studies from my own ongoing research. I shall draw especially from a current project in disciplinary and intellectual history, “Jüdische Musikforschung in Berlin 1900–1950,” and from my work as the Artistic Director of the cabaret, New Budapest Orpheum Society, which dedicates itself to the performance and recording of Jewish cabaret traditions. In both cases, I explore the ways in which non-Jewish music influences Jewish musical thought and practice, not as binaries between Self and Other, rather as more complex and expansive ways of understanding modern Jewish history as a part of modern history, locally and globally. In the course of my Groningen presentation, I shall make a case for redeploying the disciplinary boundaries between Jewish music and its Others as critical to the study of music in modern religious and musicological studies. Bohlman_Phil_photo

Music Matters XII – Learning from Bastard Pop

Music Matters XII

We invite you to Music Matters XII  on April 7th featuring a lunch time concert at 13:00 in the Harmony Cantine (upstairs behind the cafe). The concert features Erasmus student musicians of the ESN Music Project and a lecture at 17:00 by Dr. Maarten Michielse of Maastricht University entitled Learning from Bastard Pop? Moving Beyond Subversion and Piracy in the Mashup Community. We look forward to seeing you there.

Music Matters VIII – Music Festivals and Music Cultures

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Music Matters Study Day 2015: Music Festivals and Music Cultures

April 10th, 2015, University of Groningen, 13:00-18:00

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Music Matters at the University of Groningen. This year ICOG, IASPM Benelux and the Arts, Culture and Media Department feature three lectures related to music and culture beginning in the month of April and continuing into May and June. Our first edition offers a study day on the theme of music festivals and their influence upon local music cultures. We will hear presentations about a variety of music festivals from jazz and EDM to heavy metal and sacred music as well as engage in a discussion with professionals from the live music and festival world. Fabian Holt, Professor of Media and Performance Studies from the University of Roskilde will provide the keynote on:

How Music Festivals Evolve into Pop Culture Events: A Sociological Argument


Music Matters: Performing Music through Culture is a concert and guest lecture series organized by KCM (The Arts, Culture and Media Department), and ICOG (The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture) of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen together with KVNM (The Royal Society for Music History of the Netherlands). This series seriously considers live music as a central facet of comtemporary life, especially as musical phenomena engender forms of cultural identification, group affiliation and the creative expression of profound emotions. It looks in particular at the intersections between arts practice and scholarly research and therefore it offers not only a series of intellectual discussions on important research themes, but also features monthly lunch-time concerts given by professional, established performers from the Groningen area and from the Netherlands. Each edition will focus on a specific theme related to the world of music practices and arts communities. Both local and international scholars will offer insight and expertise on subjects related to live music such as music festivals, the aesthetics of improvisation, performing gender and race through music, and music revivals. These issues will be addressed through lectures, workshops and presentations.