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Conference “Home, Work and Music: Musical Practices in Domestic Spaces” ++ Vienna, Febr. 23rd/24th, 2024

                                                                                                                                                                                                   This conference – Home, Work and Music – explores issues and debates centred around music in domestic spaces. It will showcase current research on the empirical, methodological and theoretical implications of centring the domestic in music research.

Domestic spaces are regularly overlooked in scholarly, sectoral and policy discourses, but their significance as entangled sites of music creation and performance, and the issues raised by their visibility are striking and urgent. From basements to bedrooms, domestic settings are key nodal points where personal lives, global digital infrastructures and creative networks meet. Scrutiny of the lived realities of these digitally porous sites affords critical insights into technological mediations of musicians’ creative labour in the home.

Date: 22 – 23 February 2024
Location: mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Fanny Hensel-Hall & Online

The conference is organized by a group of renowned international scholars and hosted by the Department of Music Sociology at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna:

Emília Barna, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Ingrid Tolstad, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Paul Harkins, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Rosa Reitsamer, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria
Nick Prior, University of Edinburgh, UK

More information on conference website.

For any enquiries regarding the programme and submissions, please contact: muscids2024@gmail.com