nordic music politics

“Nordic Music“ – Resistance, Persecution, Collaboration, and Reintegration in Norway’s Music Life 1930-1960.

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17 November 2018 –  Music and Resistance workshop in Münster

On November 17, 2018 Prof. Michael Custodis and Prof. Arnulf Mattes (Bergen) hosted a joint workshop at the Institute for Musicology in Münster. Together with Master and PhD students from Münster as well as musicians from Bergen (N) the workshop intensely discussed the role of music as a means of resistance within Norwegian concentration camps. For the first time music by concentration camp inmate Gunnar Kjeldaas and songs by revue-legend and Grini-prisoner Otto Nielsen were performed by two musicians from Bergen (p: Benjamin, v: Anne).

A second workshop will be held on December 8, 2018.


11 November 2018 – Lecture 

    • Lecture by Arnulf Mattes & Michael Custodis on Music in Norwegian concentration camps

– – – PUBLICATION „THE NORDIC INGREDIENT“ IN 2019 – – – 

The results of the joint international conference „The Nordic Ingredient“ held by  NORDIC MUSIC POLITICS at the Grieg-Research-Center in Bergen in March 2018 will be published soon in early 2019, by Waxmann Verlag Münster (Programm)


UPCOMING CONFERENCE
26/27 March 2019Music in the Reichskommissariat (Location: Institute for Musicology at the University of Münster, Germany)

October-December 2018 – Joint Seminar by Michael Custodis & Arnulf Mattes titled: Music and Resistance in European Dictatorships (Location: Institute for Musicology at the University of Münster, Germany)

August 30, 2018 – Michael Custodis will give a lecture at the Agder Vitenskapsakademi in Kristiansand on the topic  „Musikk i Leirene i Norge“


August 26, 2018 – NORDIC MUSIC POLITICS ON NRK: Article on a 1943 Grieg-Propaganda film by Walter Fyrst found by Michael Custodis & Arnulf Mattes


May 9, 2017    Note about the German Project-Part in the journal Die-Tonkunst.de


May 4, 2017 Oslo    Lectures on New Findings and Perspectives about the Norwegian Musical Life 1940-45, including Bjarte Bruland, Michael Custodis, Friedrich Geiger, Ingrid Loe Dalaker, and Arnulf Mattes. Note at the Grieg Research Centre, Bergen; at Litteraturhuset; at Goethe-Institut Oslo. Report about this event in Ballade.no


November 23, 2016 Manchester   Mutual Paper at the Conference “Music and Nation, 1918-1945 – Europe-Americas”, Michael Custodis and Arnulf Mattes “Celebrating the Nordic Tone – Fighting for National Legacy: The Grieg Centennials 1943”


October 15, 2016 Leipzig   Mutual paper by Michael Custodis and Arnulf Mattes about Edvard Grieg’s legacy in occupied Norway 1943 at the International Edvard Grieg-Conference. Conference report


October 2, 2016   Report about Custodis and Mattes and the launch of their Norwegian-German project at Forskning.no


September 27, 2016 Oslo, National Library   Lectures by Michael Custodis and Arnulf Mattes about “War and Politics in Norway, 1940-45” and a panel discussion with Rolf Hobson, Tom Kristiansen and Tore Helseth


September 26, 2016 Bergen, Public Library   Lectures by Michael Custodis and Arnulf Mattes about “War and Politics in Norway, 1940-45” and a panel discussion with Lorentz Reitan and Sigurd Sandmo


September 14, 2016 Mainz   Papers at the Conference of the German Musicological Society (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung), September 14, 2016 in Mainz: Michael Custodis “Blinde Flecken. Grundzüge der norwegischen Musikhistoriografie nach 1945”, Arnulf Mattes „Das Musikerbe – Musikarven, Grieg-Institut und andere Formen der Förderung norwegischer Musikkultur“

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