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¨Music might be sistematically relevant¨

MAY 04, 2020

Musicians and music lovers are hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, music needs community, but social distancing measures prevent rehearsals and concerts, cutting musicians off from their audience. In many places, musicians are now coming up with creative ways to close this gap, especially via the Internet. Music thus creates new, virtual communities, which is an exciting phenomenon for musicology. To study this further, Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, has launched an survey together with colleagues from five other European countries. In this interview, she talks about the goals and the idea behind it. https://www.mpg.de/14777336/music-culture-covid19

Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann heads the Music Department at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main.
© Antje Pohsegger / MPI für empirische Ästhetik