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Concepts, Experiments, and Fieldwork: Studies in Systematic Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Rolf Bader, Christiane Neuhaus and Ulrich Morgenstern

In the volume perspectives on current trends in Systematic Musicology as well as aspects of disciplinary history are presented along with results from current research. Contributions to this volume, covering a broad range of areas, are organized into four sections: theory, methodology, and disciplinary history, musical acoustics (including modelling and signal processing) and organology, music psychology, neuromusicology, music theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology and folk music studies. In the first section, leading scholars in the field contemplate future trends in Systematic Musicology viewed as a proactive science, on the one hand, while reflecting its development (and that of Comparative Musicology, a discipline that has been close to Systematic Musicology from the beginning), on the other. The second section offers a number of articles that report results from research undertaken in musical acoustics making use of up-to-date methodology, plus some articles that are devoted to organology from an historical point of view. In the third section, contributions deal with statistical methods in music psychology, music perception and cognition as well as aspects of music theory and analysis. Section four is devoted to ethnomusicology and folk music research; while some of the articles deal with theoretical issues, others offer findings obtained from field work. This volume also contains a bio-biographical appendix.
Contents: Marc Leman: Some reflections on systematic musicology as proactive science – Oskár Elschek: Aspects of the disciplinary history of Comparative Musicology and Ethnomusicology in the 20th century – Bruno Nettl: Contemplating Ethnomusicology past and present: ten abiding questions – Jukka Louhivuori: The origin and development of cognitive and systematic musicology in Finland – Rolf Bader: Additional modes in a Balinese gender plate due to its trapezoid shape – Robert Mores: Vowel quality in violin sounds – Björn Lau/Rolf Bader/Albrecht Schneider/Peter Wriggers: Finite-Element transcient calculation of a bell struck by its clapper – Andreas Beurmann: Reminiscences from a life with historical keyboard instruments – Judit Angster/Josef Angster: On the history of the organ builder workshop of Josef Angster from the south-east European Pécs (Fünfkirchen) – Daniel Müllensiefen: Statistical techniques in music psychology: an update – Irène Deliège: Parallelism and auditory analysis of music – Elvira Brattica/Mari Tervaniemi: Creativity in musicians: Evidence from cognitive neuroscience – Rolf-Inge Godøy: Thinking now-points in music-related movement – Timo Fischinger: High-precision timing control: The secrets of expert drumming – Martin Pfleiderer/Klaus Frieler: The JAZZOMAT project. Issues and methods for the automatic analysis of jazz improvisations – Manfred Stahnke: About backyards and limbos: Microtonality revisited – Hans-Hinrich Thedens: Participatory discrepancies between fiddle player and dancers? Bowing styles in the Triplet Gangar of Telemark and Setesdal – Ulrich Morgenstern: The double clarinet trostyanki in the Pskov region. Once more on the sources of Russian accordion playing – Britta Sweers: The revival of traditional music in new contexts: Electric Folk from a comparative perspective – Martin Boiko: The latgalian office of the dead. Its contemporary condition – Tiago de Oliveira Pinto: Musicological Ethnography thoughts on the problem of musical data collecting in the field – Jörgen Torp: Doing research on tango? If so, what are the methods?