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Grieg Research School - Summer School 2016

"Beyond Communication? Musical Challenges in a Transforming Society"

About the program

The Grieg Research School (GRS) in Interdisciplinary Music Studies is pleased to announce the international Summer School/PhD course “Beyond Communication? Musical Challenges in a Transforming Society”, hosted by Bergen University College.

The course will include lectures, panel discussions, workshops, performances and social events.

The theme of the course is “Beyond Communication?  Musical challenges in a transforming society” and aims to raise questions as to the changing role of music in contemporary society through dialogue between various music disciplines.
Confirmed speakers include Professor Nicholas Cook (University of Cambridge), Professor Tia DeNora (University of Exeter), and Professor Lauri Väkevä (Sibelius Academy). Papers and presentations are invited on a range of topics including but not restricted to:

  • Musical encounters: Towards social and intercultural perspectives on music
  • Music’s uses and powers in social and cultural life
  • Music in virtual and digital spaces
  • Music in institutions: Challenges and change

This event is scheduled for the early summer in western Norway, in the city of Bergen, which is known as “the gateway to the fjords”.