Marin Marian-Bălașa (Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest)
On the Ideological Fundaments of Ethnomusicology-Making
(from candid ideals to political designs)
Vortrag in englischer Sprache
DATUM: Montag, 13. Mai 2013
ZEIT: 18.00 - 19.30 Uhr
1030 Wien, Ungargasse 14, 2. Stock
Although we knew since ages that music was never far from power, authority, and control, for decades and centuries we’ve sold it as a candid, refining social instrument. The same way, we developed discourses and analyses about music, we forgot the intellectual realm called musicology, and we passed it down to generations of theorists and careers. Yet, is musicology, and particularly the ethnomusicological branch, unfamiliar to subjective drives, ambitious projects, acquiring forces, political agendas, power-targeted designs? Can musicological intellectualism be free of/from mechanisms of seduction/desire, coercion/acquiring? And if not, can it be profitable to more people than certain group?
Marin MARIAN-Bălașa, C. Brailoiu Institute of Ethnography and Folklore, Bucuresti, Romania
University of Theatrical Arts, Targu Mures, Romania, Bucuresti, Romania
Graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Cluj-Napoca. Dr. of Philosophy (University of Bucharest, 1995). Field research and postdoctoral studies in Romania, India, China, Iran, Scandinavian countries, Hungary, USA. Fulbright Fellow (associated with the University of Chicago, 2001-2002). President of the „Romanian
Fulbright Alumni“ Association (2004-2011). Founder of the academic journal „European Meetings in Ethnomusicology“ (from 1993), senior editor of the „Revista de etnografie si folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore“ (from 2007).