ISSN - 1734-1663
eISSN - 2353-5733
Musicology Today is a double-blind peer reviewed journal published since 2004 by the Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw and the Union of Polish Composers, Poland.
The main objective of Musicology Today is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars and to promote interdisciplinary studies in musicology. We publish articles in the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and other sub-disciplines of musicology. The journal is a forum for research in all areas of music scholarship, seeking to reflect the breadth and diversity of approaches and topics. Musicology Today distinctly promotes studies on Central and Eastern European music and aims to become a leading musicological journal in this part of the world. Special issues devoted to important topics within Central and Eastern European musicology are occasionally published.
Why read Musicology Today?
- Musicology Today is a valuable source of information from different branches of musicology providing a wide array of high-quality original articles;
- The journal is a platform for exchanging ideas among international scholars with a particular focus on musical culture in Central and Eastern Europe;
- The articles cover a wide spectrum of scholarly activity, including works of young scholars;
- The articles are published after a double-blind peer review provided by international experts on the subject and the Scientific Committee;
- Musicology Today strives for high-resolution publishing quality.
Why submit your research to Musicology Today?
- Musicology Today invites scholars to submit articles in all branches of musicology, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory. We especially encourage submissions from scholars of Central and Eastern Europe;
- The articles are published after double-blind peer review provided by subject experts;
- The articles of both Polish and foreign authors are always up-to-date, original, have never been printed before in other academic publications, and reflect high academic standards;
- Online indexing guarantees the worldwide distribution and promotion of the authors’ academic achievements;
- Free language assistance is provided for authors from non-English speaking countries;
- The editors provide a fast route through the publication process and full access to DeGruyter e-technology.
Polish Government Financial SupportCo-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund – a special purpose state fund.
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Prof. Sławomira Żerańska-Kominek, University of Warsaw, Poland
Editorial Advisory Board/ Scientific Committee
Prof. Zdravko Blazeković, University of New York, USA
Prof. J. Katarzyna Dadak-Kozicka, F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Giovanni Giuriati: Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy
Prof. Zofia Helman, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Alicja Jarzębska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Dr Joseph Jordania, Honorary Fellow Melbourne Conservatorium of Music University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Dan Lundberg, Svenskt visarkivs/The Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research
Prof. Ulrich Morgenstern, Institut für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie, Austria
Prof. Zbigniew Skowron, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Britta Sweers, Universität Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Ryszard Wieczorek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Prof. Alina Żórawska-Witkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Reinhard Strohm, Oxford University
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HOW TO SUBMIT
We invite all authors to contribute to the special issues of Musicology Today, planned for the years 2023–2025. Please submit your articles directly to the Editorial Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed submission guidelines, including required referencing style, can be found under the tab ‘For authors’.
The 2023 Issue: Music in Popular ‘Alternative’ Outdoor Contexts
Our annual’s 2023 issue is dedicated to outdoor urban contexts in which music was performed in Central-Eastern Europe, with special focus on the cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, such as Vienna, Budapest, Lviv (Pol. Lwów, Germ. Lemberg), and Cracow. Musicology typically concentrates on high culture, relegating all the popular music phenomena, and those associated with entertainment or leisure pursuits in particular – to the margins of research. Everyday musical life and practice in outdoor contexts outside the philharmonic halls proves to have been especially interesting and varied in the territory of Austria-Hungary, where music of various provenance performed in urban space enjoyed extraordinary popularity. Authorities, societies, and social institutions allocated large sums of money to such performances. In the multinational Empire, outdoor music, unrestricted by any ideological limitations, was a platform for the free exchange and flow of musical forms, contents, genres, and performance styles. It constituted a kind of supranational and supra-ethnic conglomerate of ‘alternative’ musical culture.
The 2024 Issue: Music on the Peripheries of Aesthetics
The 2024 issue of Musicology Today will be dedicated to differences between artistic music that aims to create a neutral but friendly acoustic background (such as, for instance, the works of Erik Satie), and music that directly aims to manipulate and exert impact on the listeners (elevator music or Muzak, audio marketing). These two types of music differ in the sender’s intentions. Background music is an implementation of an artistic concept or design, whereas purely functional music (that is, various kinds of music played back outside concert halls, for instance in shops, restaurants, and on public transport) aims to achieve a premeditated impact on the audience’s behaviour depending on the context in which it is listened to.
The 2025 Issue: Music, Nature, and Sound: Musical Ecology
In 2025, our topic is the relation between music and nature, as well as between sound and the broadly conceived natural environment. Links between music and nature have traditions going back to the very beginnings of human acoustic activity, originally oriented towards communication with nature and imitation of its sounds. In our own times, this relation opens up to new forms explored by new music and new sound art. The concepts of nature, soundscape, sound art, acoustic ecology, ecological aesthetics, as well as the outputs of many composers who demonstrate their own personal approach to the relation between musical sound and the natural environment – will become the subject of detailed studies by Polish and foreign musicologists.
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