20 Nov 2023 | Prof. Dr. phil. Christa Brüstle | Artistic Research – Affirmative View of a Musicologist

Quelle: Kathrin Scheidt

Artistic Research – Affirmative View of a Musicologist

In the current discourse of Artistic Research, many artists and some philosophers are represented, but hardly any voices from academic musicology. The dialogue between the disciplines would undoubtedly be more than necessary. The lecture will discuss a musicological position that is supportive and cooperative. It is the result of my own experiences as a supervisor of artistic-scientific doctoral students. Above all, it turned out that a processual approach to artistic working methods and their verbalization are central in a joint project of Artistic Research. The mutual understanding of art and science is a win-win situation for everyone involved. 


Prof. Dr. phil. Christa Brüstle is Senior Scientist in Musicology and since 2012 Director of the Centre for Gender Research and Diversity as well as  Professor of Musicology, Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz from 2016-2021. From 1999 to 2005 and 2008 she was a member of the Collaborative Research Center “Cultures of the Performative” at the Free University of Berlin, where she finished her post-doc qualification in 2007. From 2008 to 2011 she was a visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts and in 2014 a visiting professor of musicology at the University of Heidelberg. She is also a board member of the Institut für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung (INMM) Darmstadt. Her publications include Konzert-Szenen. Bewegung – Performance – Medien. Musik zwischen performativer Expansion und medialer Integration 1950 – 2000, Stuttgart 2013; Text as Source and Material in Contemporary Music Theatre (Studien zur Wertungsforschung 65), Wien 2023.