Welcome Symposium for the
International Council for Traditional Music
at the mdw

Musics Matter!
Ethnomusicology and its  
Socio-political Relevance Today


mdw – University of Music and
Performing Arts Vienna
3., Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1



Thursday, 28.9. | Joseph Haydn-Saal

17:00 – 18:30   Registration
18:30                Opening Ceremony: Keynote by Anthony Seeger


Friday, 29.9. | Fanny Hensel-Saal

10:00 – 17:00     Paper Sessions 
19:00 – 20:30   Book Presentation: European Voices III
                         The Instrumentation and Instrumentalization of Sound. Local Multipart
                         Music Practices in Europe. 


Saturday, 30.9. | Fanny Hensel-Saal

10:00 – 16:00   Paper Sessions
17:00 – 18:00   Book Presentation: Performing Sexual Identities
                         Nationalities on the Eurovision Stage
18:30               Closing Event at the Croatian Center with Buffet & Music


► Flyer


Organizing committee: Ursula Hemetek, Hande Sağlam, Marko Kölbl, Martina Krammer

Keynote by Anthony Seeger
► How Does Ethnomusicology Matter? The Socio-Political Relevance of
    Ethnomusicology in the 21st Century


List of presenters (alphabetical order) and paper titles

Rasika Ajotikar
Ethnomusicology as a decolonising methodological tool in postcolonial India

Samuel Araujo
Music, Research and Public Interest: A Dialogical Praxis For Social Justice.

Philip V. Bohlman
And from the Ruins of Time They Blossom – On the Moral Imperative of Performance in Ethnomusicology

Bernd Brabec de Mori
“Ethno” Constructions in Sound Ontologies of Contemporary Medicine and Therapy: Relevance and Criticism.

Naila Ceribašić
Policy in the field: On brokerage and other services to national and international agencies

Beverly Diamond
How Indigenous Sociopolitical Resurgence and Ontological Encounters Might Change Ethnomusicology

Salwa El Shawan Castelo-Branco
Ethnomusicologists and Politics and Ethics of Heritage

Cornelia Gruber
The Politics of Women Dancing in Madagascar: Juxtaposing Perspectives on Gender in Ethnomusicology

Ana Hofman
"All in one voice:" Towards sensorial politics of music and sound

Dan Lundberg
Music Archives, Identity and Democracy, Old music archives in new perspectives

Svanibor Pettan
Musics of Religious Communities: A Case Study from Slovenia.

Selena Rakočević
Practicing ethnomusicology/ethnochoreology in the post-socialist realities Comparing experiences
from some East European countries

Tina K. Ramnarine
'Music, Labour Histories and Decolonising Scholarship'

Adelaida Reyes
The Beneficence and the Tyranny of Paradigms: Refugees, Nation-States, and Musical Life

Tom Solomon
Postcolonialism and Ethnomusicology: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects

Britta Sweers
The Position of University-Based Ethnomusicology from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Tan Sooi Beng
Mediating Inclusion and Intercultural Dialogue through Community Music and the Arts in Malaysia