Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies
GRS Autumn Course 2016

The Study of Musical Materials: Technologies, Perception, Interpretation

Welcome to the Grieg Research School autumn course 2016, to take place between November 22nd and 25th 2016 at the University of Bergen!

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Course program

(Subject to alterations)

Tuesday  22.11:

11.00 - 12.30  Registration and lunch (Grieg Academy canteen)                              

12.30 - 13.45  Introduction to the course  -  Your PhD in 5 minutes (GSS)

14.00 - 15.15  Invited speaker: Associate Professor Simon Gilbertson, The Grieg Academy/UiB (GSS)

Inscription devising and the in/separability of musical materials (see abstract at the bottom of page)                                                         

15.30 - 16.30   Invited speaker: Associate professor Hans Knut Sveen, The Grieg Academy/UiB (GSS)

Playing with illusions of reality (see abstract at the bottom of page)   


16.45 -           Reception and concert by music therapy students


Wednesday 23.11:

09.00 - 10.45  Invited speaker: Associate Professor Alex Ruthmann, New York University (BC:128)

Design-based approaches to creating musical technologies and experiences with and for young people and educators (see abstract at the bottom of page)                                                

11.00 - 12.00  Group discussion and plenary (BC:128)

Playing with illusions of reality (see abstract at the bottom of page)                                  

12.00 - 13.00  Lunch

13.00 - 14.00  Candidate presentation: Solveig Mebust, University of Minnesota/UiB (SR:1080)

Music Writing Identity: Narrative Sources on Music and the Development of Young Womanhood in Nineteenth Century Norway

14.15 - 15.15  Candidate presentation: Friederike Wildschütz, University of Stavanger (SR:1080)

A pianist’s view on the Lied texts of Arnold Schönberg’s Op. 15

15.30 - 17.00  Preliminary Viva Voce: Tom Eide Osa, The Grieg Academy/UiB (SR:1080)

Music performance games - A Wittgensteinian approach to knowledge in music performance applied in three case studies

Opponent: Professor emeritus Even Ruud, University of Oslo

Note: The preliminary Viva voce will be conducted in Norwegian


19.00 -           GRS dinner


Thursday 24.11:

09.00 - 10.30  Candidate presentation: Kaja Elise Åslid Enge, Volda University College/UiB (SR:1080)

Refugee children’s identity construction in music

10.45 - 11.45  Candidate presentation: Beate Gilje Tumyr, University of Stavanger (SR:1080)

Presentation of methodology in the Ph.D. project: Aesthetic practice of performance in kindergarten

11.45 - 12.45  Lunch

12.45 - 14.00  Invited speaker: Professor Nicola Dibben, The University of Sheffield (BC:128)

Cross-modal influences on music perception (see abstract at the bottom of page)       

14.15 - 15.30  Invited speaker: Associate Professor Alexander R. Jensenius, University of Oslo (BC:128)

Embodied Musical Cognition - Challenges and Possibilities (see abstract at the bottom of page)

15.30 - 16.15  Break with soup

16.15 - 17.00  Trial lecture: PhD candidate Anna Helle-Valle, The Grieg Academy/UiB (GSS)

Do music therapists need diagnoses? The therapeutic implications of a nonmedical perspective on restlessness

Free evening - list of events provided.


Friday 25.11:

09.00 - 12.00  Viva Voce with Anna Helle-Valle, The Grieg Academy/UiB (GSS)  

How do we understand children’s restlessness? A cooperative and reflexive exploration of children’s restlessness as a bioecological phenomenon

Opponents: Professor Tor-Johan Ekeland, Volda University College

and Professor Tia DeNora, University of Exeter

12.00 - 13.00  Lunch

13.00 - 14.30  Group discussion and concluding plenary session (BC:128)

14.30 - 15.00  GRS member meeting (BC:128)


Course venues

The course takes place in three different auditorums, in three different buildings.

Gunnar Sævigs Sal (GSS) at the Grieg Academy, Lars Hillesgt. 3. Map reference here.

Auditorium 128 at Bjørn Christiansens Hus (BC:128), Christies gate 12 (next to the Grieg Academy). Map reference here.

Auditorium 1080 at Stein Rokkans Hus (SR:1080), Nygårsdsgaten 5 (across Nygårdsgaten from the Grieg Academy). Map reference here.



Registration and deadlines



We welcome participation from any active researchers and musicians, particularly those working in fields such as musicology, music education, music therapy and artistic research.

Registration closed November 10th.

Active participation (full attendance and approved presentation - oral or written) gives 3 ECTS

Abstract submission deadline was October 1st. Abstracts may be accepted after this date - please contact the administration (Olav.Tveitane@uib.no).

Deadline for submission of written presentations: November 8th

Active participation and an additional approved written assignment gives 5 ECTS