Naturalising Sounds: How Instrumental Music is (Made) National

International Conference, 22–24 January 2021 (virtual)
University of Regensburg, Department of Musicology

The conference’s aim is to examine the mechanisms of making music “national” in texts accompanying music performances, writings of music theory and music history and, last but not least, in the press – verbal manifestations that are often situated in the midst of a nationalistically charged socio-political climate. The conference brings together speakers from three continents and presents a variety of geographically focused or international perspectives, spanning from the 18th to the 21st century.

All those interested may attend the online meetings after prior registration by mail. Information on this as well as details on the schedule and program can be found on the conference website (