Vol. Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning 96 (2014)

The first issue of STM–SJM includes six articles:

‘Narrative and Performative Modalities in the Swedish Opera-in-the-round Drömmen om Thérèse ’ is an article by the musicologist Johanna Ethnersson Pontara, Stockholm University. It is a part presentation of the long-term research project ‘The Baroques as Aesthetics and as Experiment in Opera Post 1960’s: Lars Johan Werle’s Operatic Production Analysed and Interpreted from the Concept of Performativity’, funded by the Swedish Research Council. The article demonstrates the way performative elements and processes in Werle’s early 60’s opera realizes a music-dramatic form disrupting a more traditional narrative operatic structure and experience.

‘Praxisgemenskap och ideologi bland elever och lärare på en folk- och världsmusikutbildning’ is an article by Thomas von Wachenfeldt. At the time of electronic publication, he was a Ph.D.-student at the Department for Arts, Communication and Education at the Luleå University of Technology. The article is part of a Doctoral Thesis by Publication in Music Education, entitled Folkmusikalisk utbildningförbildning och inbillning: En studie över traderande och lärande av svensk spelmansmusik under 1900- och 2000-talen, samt dess ideologier (Luleå University of Technology, 2015). The article presents the result of an investigation by means of interviews of the ways a few teachers and students at a ‘folk high school’ (Swedish: ‘folkhögskola’) for folk music relates  to what the author calls ‘the doxa’ of the Swedish folk music field. The actual content of the doxa and its historical origins, as it has been identified in earlier research, is also extensively surveyed and discussed.

The article ‘Social Change through Babumba and Beethoven: Musical Educational Ideals of El Sistema’ is related to the long term research project ‘Projekt El Sistema - musikaliskt lärande och identitet i en interkulturell kontext’, University of Gothenburg. Its authors are Åsa Bergman, musicologist and Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the Department of Cultural Sciences, and Monica Lindgren, researcher in Music Education at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. The study presents the results of a study of El Sistemas ways of legitimating its practice, and their roots in 19th century ideas about music and education.

‘A Costly Glass of Water: The Bourget v. Morel Case in Parisian Courts 1847-1849’ is an article by Staffan Albinsson, Ph.D. in Economic History and currently Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Eco- nomics and Law of the University of Gothenburg. Albinsson has made several scholarly publications on music copyright, many of them making part of his Doctoral Thesis by Publication NothinNew under the Sun: Essays on the Economic History of Intellectual Property Rights in Music, University of Gothenburg, 2013. In this article, the picture of the famous Bourget v. Morel Case is filled in and earlier views are corrected in the light of a study of primary sources.

‘Magnus Synnestvedt - Musical Tastes, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, 1902-08’ is an article by musicologist Jann Pasler, currently at the University of California, San Diego. It is a study with a tight focus on a short period and a single agent, and obviously fits in as an off-shot of the author’s research in the musical life of France during the third republic, recently manifested in Composing the Citizen: Music  as Public Utility in Third Republic France, University of California Press, 2009, and Music, Race, and Colonialism in the French Empire 1880s-1950s (in preparation). The study of the article in this issue of STM–SJM was instigated through the access to a unique source material in private possession concerning a Nordic citizen active in Paris in the beginning of the 20th century.

‘Representing the Marginalized Other – The Swedish Hip-hop Group Advance Patrol’   is an article by Susan Lindholm, Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of History, Faculty  of Education and Society, Malmö University. It is foreseen that it will become part of a Doctoral Thesis by Publication in History, concerning Hip-hop in a Chilean-Swedish context. Following Spivak, the article distinguishes two forms of representation, and investigates the shifting roles of these through an analysis of the lyrics of Advance Patrol, in the end making the picture of what representation of a marginalized other might mean in this case somewhat complex.

STM–SJM has received a generous grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music for the production of Volume 96. The Swedish Society for Musicology wishes to express its thanks for this.

Jacob Derkert



Jacob Derkert (chief editor, publisher) jacob.derkert@music.su.se

Tobias Lund tobias.lund@odeum.lu.se

Erik Wallrup erik.wallrup@music.su.se

Advisory Board

Alf Björnberg (University of Gothenburg)

Johannes Brusila (Åbo Akademi University)

Bengt Edlund (formerly at Lund University)

Karin L Eriksson (Linnaeus University, Växjö)

Johan Fornäs (Södertörn University)

Erling E. Guldbrandsen (University of Oslo)

Erkki Huovinen (University of Jyväskylä)

Jeffrey Kallberg (University of Pennsylvania)

Annemette Kirkegaard (University of Copenhagen)

Lars Lilliestam (University of Gothenburg)

Signe Rotter (Akademie der Künste Berlin)

Øivind Varkøy (Norwegian Academy of Music)

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