Performing, Engaging, Knowing

Performing, Engaging, Knowing

This volume includes the proceedings from the symposium “Performing, Engaging, Knowing”. In 2020, The ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology, the Lucerne School of Music, the Department of Composition, Electroacoustics, and Tonmeister Education of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and the Swiss Society for Ethnomusicology hosted a gathering with the same name of ethnomusicologists and artistic researchers in Lucerne, Switzerland, from 26 to 29 August 2020.


Camp, Marc-Antoine, Natalie Kirschstein, Johannes Kretz, Wei-ya Lin, Huib Schippers, and Yannick Wey. "Performing, Engaging, Knowing: Introduction." 



Bhagwati, Sandeep. “How Musical is Living.”

Biró, Dániel Péter, and Peter Van Kranenburg. “Composing Spinoza’s Ethics: Charting a Migration of Spirit Through Sound.”

Catinin, Juliana. “Constructing Emancipation: How Can Ethnomusicology Help?”

Corrêa, Antenor Ferreira. “Terra Cy’ndida: An Artistic Collaboration with the Wapichana.”

Fischer, Christine. “Beyond ‘Authenticities’? Preliminary Thoughts on Epistemologies of Early Music.”

Fischer-Lessiak, Christina. “Learning Through Listening: An Autoethnographic Approach.”

Giri, Subash. “Engaging Communities in Research: Applied Ethnomusicology, Shared Knowledge production, and Cultural Empowerment in the Nepalese Diaspora Community of Edmonton, Canada.”

Iten, Moses. “The DJ-as-researcher Approach: Methods Emerging Through Digital Cumbia Fieldwork.”

Jäggi, Patricia, and Natalie Kirschstein. “Listening to Forests and Performing with Birds: Practices of Aural Biophilia in Times of Ecological Crisis.”

Keller, Juliana España. “The Sonic Intraface of a Noisy Feminist Social Kitchen.”

Kunnuji, Joseph. “Reinterpretation and Re-Contextualisation of Badagry’s Ogu Music in Avale: Ethnomusicological and Artistic Convergence in a Trans-Local and Trans-Genre Collaborative Music Production.”

Lehmann, Irene. “Listening with My Eyes Wide Open: Researching Music Theater in Artistic Research Environments.”

Lin, Wei-Ya, Arno Böhler, Susanne Valerie Granzer, and Johannes Kretz. “Artistic Research in the Post-Colonial Era.”

Mazuruse, Forward. “Performing Artistic Interventions for the Promotion of Underprivileged Children in Rural Schools in Zimbabwe through Provision and Training of Mbira.”

Moshugi, Kgomotso, Yonela Mnana, Mbuso Khoza, Evans Netshivhambe, Rui Laranjeira, and Brett Pyper. “Exploring the Affordances of Musical Practice as Research.”

Palme, Pia. “Composing with a Polluted Planet.” Przybylski, Liz. “Performing Change on the Music Festival Stage: Indigenous Popular Music and Audience Engagement.”

Research Group on Ethnomusicology and Education Dona Ivone Lara (GPEDIL): Raul, Jhenifer, Juliana Freire, Lucas Assis, Matheus Ferreira, Pedro Macedo Mendonça, and Raphaela Yves. “The Resurgence of Favela Funk Balls in Rio de Janeiro and the Resistance of Black Youth in the Context of 150 bpm.”

Seeger, Anthony. “When Performers Have Led the Way: Research, Collaboration, Performance, and Ethics.”

Simonett, Helena, and Jawed Ahmadi. “Music in and for a Mobile World: Home, Place, and Memory in the Context of Migration and Displacement.”

Tan, Sooi Beng. “Towards a Critical Approach in Applied Ethnomusicology: Negotiating Power, Engagement and Cultural Sustainability in the Heritage Celebrations, Penang, Malaysia.”

Verhulst, Anaïs. “Performing in Lockdown: Intangible Musical Heritage in Belgium During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”