Universität Wien FIND

160075 PS Popular Music in Austria (2019W)

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max. 25 participants
Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 14.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 21.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 28.10. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 04.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 11.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 18.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 25.11. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 02.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 16.12. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 13.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 20.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Monday 27.01. 10:45 - 12:15 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Learning Outcome:
Multiperspectival view on popular music in Austria; being able to critically examine musicological questions.

Contents:
The great narratives of popular music are most often Anglo-American. From Blues to Beat to Rock to Hip Hop to House to Techno to Trap – the roots of globally successful genres are usually located in the USA or Great Britain. It isn’t surprising, though, that popular music studies have a strong focus on these two countries when examining the production and reception of the music, and that the US-Billboard Charts are a very likely data resource to analyse musical parameters of popular music. But what about the “popularity of popular music” in other regions, for example right in front of one’s own door? Which artists are dominating or have dominated the charts in Austria? Did national and international musical phenomena benefit from certain circumstances in certain periods of time?
In the Proseminar, the students will analyse and interpret popular (mainstream-)music in Austria of different decades since the mid-twentieth century. They will contextualise the music and artists and study their success from various points of view.

Methods:
Introductory lecture, presentation, discussion, written paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment:
Presentation, written paper at the end of the Proseminar.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For attending, students should be interested in popular music in Austria; they should have fundamental knowledge in musicological methods and writing as well as in music theory.

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Introductory literature:
v. Appen, Ralf / Grosch, Nils / Pfleiderer, Martin (2014): Populäre Musik: Geschichte - Kontexte - Forschungsperspektiven. Laaber.
Jost, Christofer (2016): Musikalischer Mainstream. Aufgaben, Konzepte und Methoden zu seiner Erforschung. In: POP. Kultur und Kritik, Heft 8.
Reitsamer, Rosa (2017): Popular Music From Austria. In: Ahlers, Michael / Jacke, Christoph (Hg.): Perspectives on German Popular Music. Routledge, S. 213-217.
Steinbrecher, Bernhard (2016): Das Klanggeschehen in populärer Musik. Perspektiven einer systematischen Analyse und Interpretation. Böhlau.

Association in the course directory

BA: PRO, POP-V, FRE

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