Musicology: Bachelor's Project:Music in Digital Cultures: New instruments, ubiquitous streaming & connected musicking

Course content

In the early 21sty century music listening, music making and the distribution of music is inextricably entangled with our lives and our digital networks, tools, the software, and commodities. This course provides the framework for your BA-projekt that is linked to these contemporary practices and lifestyles around music and sound.

In the modules of this course we will discuss the state of current research positions, research questions, and rising research fields in which your project might be situated. The more specific research areas we will be discussing follow therefore closely your individual research interests and those of all the other participants in the course. In our first meeting we will be selecting these areas together - in relation to your areas of interest and your first approach to a research question.


Musikvidenskab, BA-projekt HMVB01621E

Gopinath, S. & Stanyek, J. (eds.) (2014): The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 1 & 2, Oxford/UK: Oxford University Press.

Grimshaw-Aagaard, M., Walther-Hansen, Mads & Knakkergaard, M. (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 1 & 2, Oxford/UK: Oxford University Press.

Groth, S. K. & Schulze, H. (eds.) (2020): The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Fleischer, R., Snickars, P., Vonderau, P., Eriksson, M. (2019): Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music, Cambridge/Mass. MIT-Press.

Kassabian, A. (2013): Ubiquitous Listening: Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Papenburg, J.G. & Schulze, H. (2016): Sound as Popular Culture: A Research Companion, Cambridge/Mass. MIT-Press.

Schulze, H. (2019): Sound Works: A Cultural Theory of Sound Design, New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Schulze, H. (2020): Sonic Fiction, New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Written assignment
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 24
  • Preparation
  • 311
  • Guidance
  • 1
  • Exam Preparation
  • 84
  • English
  • 420