New publication: Music in Motion


Bernd Clausen, Ursula Hemetek, Eva Saether]
European Music Council (eds.) Music in Motion: Cover

Music in Motion
Diversity and Dialogue in Europe. Study in the frame of the »ExTra! Exchange Traditions« project
April 2009, 438 p., 34,80 €,
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1074-1

Diverse musical cultures of migrant and minority communities have existed in Europe for centuries and shaped its countries significantly. As part of an EUfunded project this volume deals with the musical activities of minorities and their impact on musical traditions
in Europe. It also raises questions such as: How are musical traditions of minorities integrated in education and the public music life? Can music facilitate transcultural dialogue? To what extent do musical practice reassert the own cultural tradition in a foreign environment? Answers to those questions are gathered in various thematic approaches; model projects provide a practical insight into the life and work with music of migrant and minority cultures across Europe. Bernd Clausen (Prof. Dr.) is Professor for music education at the Music University of Würzburg. Ursula Hemetek (Prof. Dr.) is Associate Professor at the Institute for Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology
at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Eva Sæther (Dr. phil.) is teacher of Music and Society at the Malmö Academy of Music (MAM).

The European Music Council is a non-governmental network of music organisations. It is the regional group for Europe of the International Music Council that was founded in 1948 upon request of UNESCO. The European Music Council is currently running the EU funded project »ExTra! Exchange Traditions« which is aiming at enhancing exchange and dialogue of musical traditions of migrant and minority cultures in Europe. This publication is part of the project.