Tagung „(E)valuating Transnational Music Practices: Space, Diversity, and Exchange”

– Preliminary Program –


June 14, 2018 (Thursday)

12:00 - 13:00 Welcome reception
13:00 - 13:30

Opening session

“(E)valuating Transnational Music Practices: Space, Diversity, and Exchange”
Glaucia Peres da Silva and Konstantin Hondros (University of Duisburg-Essen)

13:30 - 14:30

Keynote: Prof. Jessica Gienow-Hecht (John-F.-Kennedy Institute, Free University Berlin)

"Music, Space, and Nation Branding"

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 - 16:15

First session

  • “Initiation, (Re)creation and (E)valuation of Transnational Music-making in the Mediterranean”
    Amanda Bayley (Bath Spa University)
  • “Trans-traditional Music Making in Montreal and Berlin: two case studies”
    Katja Heldt (Humboldt-University Berlin)
    Julie Delisle (University of Montreal /Centre for Systematic Musicology, Karl-Franzens-University Graz)
  • “Evaluating contemporary art music: Justifying the unexpected"
    Annelies Fryberger (IRCAM /Pompidou Center - Labex CAP)
16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00

Second session

  • “Popular Music in Buenos Aires at the End of the 19th Century: Processes of Cultural Exchange, Transformation and Differentiation”
    Daniela A- González (University of Buenos Aires)
  • “Historical perspective on the musical life of Tunisia in the course of the French protectorate – the society and challenges”
    Alla El Kahla (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)
  • “From Breton heritage in Acadian musical practices to North-America influence in actual Breton practice: toward a double appropriation”
    Claire Pujol (Rennes 2 University)
18:00 - 18:15 Coffee break
18:15 - 19:15

Third session

  • “Uyghur muqam music practices during Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in Socialist China – on hybrid space for cultural production and identity (re-)construction”
    Sijin Chen (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg)
  • “The Nations of Brazilian Candomblé: Music as a Mechanism of Distinction and Integration in a Transcultural Religious Space”
    Mariano González (University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
19:30 - 22:00 Conference dinner


June 15, 2018 (Friday)

09:00 - 10:30

Fourth session

  • “Standardizing diversity in ‘global music’”
    Lisa Gaupp (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
  • “Culture, Creativity and Practice: (E)valuating the Kenya Music Festival as a transnational music space”
    Mukasa Wafula (University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
  • “Come and expose yourself to fantastic music from around the world”: Experiencing World Music Festivals”
    Peter Lell (University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:15

Fifth session

  • “The Good Neighbor Policy and the American Way of Life”
    Denise Barata (Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ /School of Music UCLA)
  • “Grooves and cultured clichés”
    Janco Bystron (Carl Maria von Weber College of Music/ University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
    Francisco Santana (Universtiy of Campinas)
  • “The Invention of African Classical Music Evaluating European-African cross-over projects”
    Nepomuk Riva (HMTM Hannover /University of Hildesheim)
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 - 15:15

Sixth session

  • “Music in a diasporic process: a case study about Syrian composers in Germany”
    Ana Clara Santoro (University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
  • “Diasporic conditions in musical spaces”
    Maarja Marivoo-Parro (University of Tallinn/Estonian Public Broadcasting)
  • “The Different Nations of the Currulao”
    Maria Ximena Alvarado Burbano (Universidade del Valle / University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar)
  • “Transnational music creation in the world music market”
    Sandrine Le Coz (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences - EHESS)
15:15 - 15:45 Closing remarks with coffee



Dr. Glaucia Peres da Silva,

Mag. Konstantin Hondros, MA,


Arriving by car:

A2 / A3 / A40:
  • take exit Duisburg-Kaiserberg
  • turn left into Carl-Benz-Strasse
  • follow the road to the University parking area (M and L area)
  • take exit Duisburg-Mitte, Koloniestrasse
  • turn left into Mozartstrasse
  • turn left into Lotharstrasse
  • follow the road to the University (L area)

Arriving by public transport:

From Duisburg main station:

Stop Universität (L area):
  • bus route 924 (terminating at Sportpark)
  • bus route 933 (terminating at Uni-Nord)

Nearest airport:

  • Düsseldorf Airport


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