Griegakademiet – Institutt for musikk

GRS Seminar: "Musical Appropriation: Transformations, Fusions, Ownership, Ethics"


Conference Theme

Musical Appropriation:  Transformations, Fusions, Ownership, Ethics

Appropriation has emerged as an important theme in many music based disciplines, but it remains a topic approached from a diverse range of perspectives. A key concern for this seminar will be how musical practices, materials and meanings have been appropriated and transformed by individuals and groups, locally and globally. Clearly such appropriation raises important issues related to how musical materials and practices can be seen to “belong” to any particular group or individual, and the associated ethical implications of obtaining, fusing and transforming music.