Music in Context presents how music enters into a range of different contexts. The course focuses on musical production, interpretation, communication, reception and the transformation of meaning.
Questions about music’s application in cross-aesthetic settings, in different contexts, and with different purposes, as well as the relationship between “artist”, “work”, and “audience” are addressed in a critical fashion. An introduction to the relational character of music is studied with regard to new points of access to practice and the interpretation of musical practice. The course takes as its point of departure concrete questions which are put forward in the candidates’ PhD projects and recent musicological theory.
The candidates shall present an oral piece lasting c. 30 minutes. Of this, c. 15 minutes will be set aside to dialogue with the examination committee.
The presentation and synopsis are to be assessed by the individual with course responsibility and an external examiner. If the examination is assessed as a fail, a reason will be provided for this, as well as advice regarding improvements and a new date for the presentation.
Assessed with the grade: pass/fail.
Faculty of Fine Arts