Tuning up! The Innovative Potential of Musikvermittlung

Professional musicians who perform in hospitals, retirement homes and prisons, creatively stimulated by the residents; babies crawling over exercise mats, enjoying classical music together with their parents; concert-goers who take their seats between the musicians in order to experience music up close with all their senses – the opportunities to make and experience music are almost unlimited. Various actors in the field of classical music have taken this as a chance to develop a wide range of new artistic and educational practices over the last two decades, aiming to facilitate in-depth aesthetic experiences, to diversify and bond with audiences and to encourage active cultural participation. The contributors focus on the innovative potential of Musikvermittlung as a social bridge-builder for concert life, (higher) music education, research and social life.

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9 February 2022, 216 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5681-7

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Sarah Chaker

Sarah Chaker, mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Österreich

Axel Petri-Preis

Axel Petri-Preis, mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Österreich

1. Why did you choose this topic?

Musikvermittlung is an artistic-educational field of practice that has become increasingly established and professionalised over the past 20 years, not only but also in German-speaking countries. It is also becoming more and more a professional field and is increasingly attracting academic interest. We are convinced that Musikvermittlung can function as a social bridge-builder and thus assume a productive role in modern societies. We therefore put the focus in this book on the innovative potential of Musikvermittlung for present-day concert life, for (higher) music education, especially since the social role of classical musicians is challenged by Musikvermittlung, and for research and social life in general. Our publication is based on a transdisciplinary event and lecture series, held in the winter semester of 2019/2020 at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and comprises both research articles and descriptions of practice examples in the realm of Musikvermittlung.

2. What new perspectives does your book offer?

Our anthology offers a wide range of different scholarly perspectives and interdisciplinary viewpoints on Musikvermittlung and its innovative potential (e.g. from the fields of sociology, philosophy, musicology, music pedagogy and cultural management). Also included in this book are practical examples, in order to highlight and to analyse the innovative processes that are currently underway in the field of Musikvermittlung.

3. What makes your topic relevant for current research debates?

To date, there has been relatively little research conducted in the area of Musikvermittlung, although a growing interest in this field has been observed lately. Due to its multidisciplinarity and the interweaving of theory and practice, we are convinced that our book is relevant both for the scientific community and for practitioners in the field of Musikvermittlung. Furthermore, with this book, we hope to make a substantial and internationally relevant contribution to both research and the advancement of practice.

4. Choose one person you would like to discuss your book with!

Andreas Reckwitz, because we draw on his concept of ›doing universality‹ in our introductory chapter. We would also like to discuss it with Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture in Germany, Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture in Hamburg, and with anyone who is interested in the transformative and innovative power of Musikvermittlung.

5. Your book summary in one sentence:

Our book focuses on the innovative potential of Musikvermittlung as a social bridge-builder for concert life, (higher) music education, research and social life.

Sarah Chaker / Axel Petri-Preis (eds.)
Book title
Tuning up! The Innovative Potential of Musikvermittlung
transcript Verlag
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 8 Farbabbildungen, 7 SW-Abbildungen
Commodity Group
MUS020000 EDU040000 EDU036000
Release date
9 February 2022
Kultur, Bildung, Musik
Music Sociology, Music Pedagogy, Musikvermittlung, Concert Studies, Audience Research as well as practitioners in music, art and cultural education
Musikvermittlung, Music Education, Innovation, Classical Musicians, Concert Studies, New Concert Formats, Community Engagement, Audience Engagement, New Audiences, Cultural and Social Participation, Music, Education, Culture, Musicology, Cultural Education, Educational Research, Music Management

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