The interdisciplinary project "Confusing Inspiration" aims to combine composition, artistic practices and scientific research. Composition and ethnomusicology can benefit from each other, especially when they are placed in a research-oriented and practice-oriented framework. A more globalized approach provides new perspectives for the integration of approaches to contemporary composition and electroacoustics with the current approaches of ethnomusicology. This leads to an innovative and cosmopolitan work style between the disciplines and the development of new teaching and research methods.

A central question is how and how artistic work can gain in social and political relevance. Students have been taught empirical research methods of ethnomusicology and have applied them practically in a scientific-artistic project. The field research - participating observation - was thus the starting point of artistic works presented on 17 October in the Joseph Haydn-Saal of the MDW together with an idea of the common work process.

Team: Johannes Kretz, Wei-Ya Lin, Hande Saglam

A project of the Institute for Composition, Electroacoustics and Soundmaster Training in cooperation with the Institute for Ethnic Research and Ethnomusicology

admission free
Time & location of the event
17.10. From 18:00 to 21:00
Main building, building A / Joseph Haydn-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien