Ulrik VolgstenTitle: Professor School/office: School of Music, Theatre and Art
Phone: +46 19 303895
About Ulrik Volgsten
The way we can win while coexisting with our opponents is to make them laugh with us
The same principle is at work when an airplane takes off for to take flight, the forces of propulsion and resistance must work together
Ulrik Volgsten is professor in Musicology. His research is concerned with musical communication in different media. In addition to the conceptual history of Western music (composer, work, listener) and musical aesthetics, an important area of research has been the role of vitality affects in music, which Volgsten has pioneered and developed in a number of publications since the late 1990s.
Volgsten has partaked in several research projects, both as leader and as participator, among external funders are Vetenskaprådet/The Swedish Research Council, Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond/The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, The Foundation for Biomusicology and Acoustic Ethology, Kulturrådet/Swedish Arts Council, European Support for Culture/Kaleidoscope Programme, Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation.
Beginning in 2021 Volgsten is leading the RJ-funded project ”The past as repeatable presence: How phonography changed music from ephemeral event to ever accessible object (a comparison between Sweden and Italy during the interwar years) ”.
Volgsten teaches at both graduate and post graduate levels. Courses include music history, philosophy and aesthetics of music, culture theory, scientific theory and method.
Forthcoming publications 2021 (for full list, see link below)
- ”Extending the Sonic Bubble: Solitary Listening as a Technology of the Self". Musicking in 20th Century Europe. De Gruyter Series in Contemporary European History. K. Nathaus & M. Rempe (eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter.
- “Mediatization of Music, Musicalization of Everyday Life: New Ways of Listening to Recorded Sound in Sweden during the Interwar Years, 1919–1939”. Phonographic Encounters: Mapping Transnational Cultures of Sound, 1890-1945. E. Roy & E. Moreda Rodriguez (eds.). Routledge.
- Safa Canalp: Subcultural Transfer: Indie Music in Turkey
- Yiren Zhao: Shaping Music’s Meaning: A Comparative Study of Music Subcultures in China and Sweden
- Jennie Tiderman-Österberg: Kulning: embodiment, empowerment and in-motion - the nomadic multi-layered sonic experience in a plurality of musical realities
- Samuel Karlsson: Cultural Diversity in Swedish Music Teacher Education
- Jonas Ålander: Articulations of Culturally Diverse Music Spaces in Sweden
- Katarina Lindblad: Older Men, Music and Health