Articles by tag "21st century"

Sonja Huber: Das zeitgenössische Klavierkonzert


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“A Nomad of Sound”: The Austrian-Born Composer, Interpreter, and Performer Pia Palme

This paper is an introductory study of the works by the Viennese-born composer Pia Palme, who characterised the community of Austrian female artists as a productive and particularly innovative one. Palme herself is part of this productive and lively scene, but her role in it is twofold, for she is...
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Listening to Noise and Listening to Oneself: An Analysis of Peter Ablinger’s Orgel und Rauschen

Peter Ablinger’s innovative use of noise has provided a unique contribution to new music. In his composition, static noise (Rauschen) is not explored for the sake of expanding the sound palette but for its provocative potential as a “screen” onto which listeners project their imaginations. In order to show how...
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The Dialectics of Gerd Kühr’s Corona-Meditation: An Analytical Essay

Gerd Kühr’s Corona-Meditation premiered on April 30, 2020, in a transnational online performance with more than 50 musicians, hosted by the Graz-based music festival Styriarte. The piece, written for a variable and unlimited number of pianists, is a creative response by Kühr to the social and cultural consequences of the...
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Celestini 1: “Austrian Popular Music Studies”: A Critical Assessment

This article aims to provide an overview of the research field of Austrian popular music studies. It outlines the main topics, perspectives, and concepts in regard to popular music from and in Austria and reflects on blind spots and starting points for further research. The discussion incorporates an overview of...
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