“Voices of Resistance”: Performative Questioning of the Teaching and Learning Culture in Central European University Music Education (68994)

Session Information: Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Session Chair: Helmi Vent

Saturday, 17 June 2023 18:30
Session: Session 6
Room: Salle 232
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 1 (Europe/Paris)

The paper refers to the topic of the Paris Conference 2023, New Revolution, in the sense of some original aspects of meaning of revolutio (lat.): redesign, turnaround. In detail, it is about a redesign of existing teaching and learning cultures in music-artistic university education, demanded by the „Voices of Resistance“. The implementation platform for the musicalized protest are the interdisciplinary, av-documented projects at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria, initiated and led by the author of this paper.
The people who significantly shape the project “Voices of Resistance” are students from various musical art disciplines. What unites the voices are their common concerns: They protest against one-sided Eurocentric art and knowledge production, especially in the vocal and instrumental majors of their music studies.
The arts-based research tools are sound-documented interviews with the protagonists and recipients of the “Voices of Resistance”, analysis and evaluation of the av-documented project recordings, and various film-trailer releases of performative resistance events on the internet: www.labinterarts.com.
The artistic means are the performative competences of the of the protesters with their vocal, instrumental, physical-dance forms of expression and public representation (see film documents).
According to the final evaluation, what the “Voices of Resistance” demand for future studies at music universities in addition to existing ‘classical’ music studies: Integral and diversity-oriented concepts of art and culture, open spaces for interdisciplinary and intercultural learning experiences as a platform for cooperatively designed new ‘songs’ in the artistic and socio-cultural sense (see film documents). That is exactly why the voices sing.

Helmi Vent, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria

About the Presenter(s)
Helmi Vent is Professor emerita at the Mozarteum University Salzburg/Austria and director of LIA – Lab Inter Arts. Her main arts based research foci: Arts and Culture; Performative Arts as Applied Humanities; Experimental SpaceSoundBodyTheatre

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