This book consists primarily of papers presented at the international symposium Approaches to Music Research: Between Practice and Epistemology, held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in May 2008. Scholars from various music research areas offered heterogeneous views of one central issue: the relations between music-research ideals and practices. The intention was to offer a reflection concerning disciplinary intersections as ideal-typical formations in which different contemporary musicological practices meet each other, either positively or in more negative terms. The topoi of the symposium discussed elemental, difficult-to-answer questions about the position that musicology holds within the humanities and sciences. The symposium especially encouraged case studies of basic epistemological reflections with an emphasis on the practice of music research from any field.
Leon Stefanija is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Nico Schuler is Professor of Music Theory and Musicology at Texas State University (USA).
Contents: Kevin Korsyn: The Aging of the New Musicology - Marie-Agnes Dittrich: Reply to Kevin Korsyn, Including Remarks on Musicology and "Musiktheorie" in Germany and Austria in Times of the Bologna Process and of Knowledge Evaluation - Christian Bielefeldt: A Reply to Kevin Korsyn's "The Aging of New Musicology" - Kordula Knaus: A Reply to Kevin Korsyn's "The Aging of New Musicology" - Leon Stefanija: Outside of Musicology - Nico Schuler: From Interdisciplinarity to `Perspectivism' in Music Research - Matjaz Barbo: Music as a Metaphor? - Peter Wicke: From Schizophonia to Paraphonia: On the Epistemological and Cultural Matrix of Digitally Generated Pop Sounds - Lubomir Spurny: Semiology in Music and Art: Czech Music Semiology - Dalibor Davidovic: Interception - Katarina Habe: Current Issues and Trends in the Psychology of Music in Slovenia - Jasmina Talam/Tamara Karaca-Beljak: Ethnomusicological Research and Fieldwork Methodology: Experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Gregor Pompe: Musical Analysis and/or Interpretation - The Case of Opera - Audra Versekenaite: Between Borrowing and Intertextuality: The Dies Irae in Twentieth Century Music - Ivana Perkovic Radak: Approaches to Serbian Orthodox Music: A Case Study of Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac's Complete Works - Tijana Popovic Mladjenovic: The Possibility and Purpose of Disciplinary Intersections and Permeations: The Case Study of Reger's Variationen und Fuge uber ein Thema von Joh. Seb. Bach for Piano, Op. 81 - M. J. Grant: Whatever happened to Crazy Jane? - Ira Prodanov Krajisnik: Free Religious Music in Serbia and its Social Context - Marija Masnikosa: Formalism and Contextualism in Contemporary Musicology: Why Could it not be a `Joint Venture'? A Case Study - Vesna Mikic: Romantic Notions in the Popular Music Discourses: Several Examples from Serbia - Manfred Heidler: Military Music in the Bundeswehr: Some Remarks Concerning the Interdisciplinary Discourse on Manifestations of "Music in Uniform" - J. Daniel Jenkins: Erwin Stein's `New Formal Principles' and the Analysis of Schoenberg's Atonal Period Music - Barbara Smolej Fritz: Processes of Self-Regulation in Music Learning: Between Theory and Practice - Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kanlinga Dona: Music Therapy: Sri Lankan Approaches - Dennis Cole: Transcribing Franco's Alimatou: An Illustration of the Soukous Form, Its Sebene and Mi-solo Guitar.