Transcultural Music Studies

As a specific profile of a broadly understood musicology, Transcultural Music Studies approaches music within social processes and actual cultural contexts. The aim is not only to understand what music is but why it is, regardless from its place of origin or historical affiliation. Research is highly interdisciplinary and project oriented, since the practitioners, whose music is to be studied, are involved by collaborating in the definition of the focus of research. Working in related fields of study is required, as well as the use of empirical methods. Transcultural Music Studies is organized according to four main areas: Cultural Theories, Musicology/Music Research, Archiving, and Projects.

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