English Summary

Welcome to the website of the project „Music Objects of Popular Culture“ funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The joint project of the Center for Popular Culture and Music in Freiburg (PD Dr. Christofer Jost), the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar (Prof. Dr. Martin Pfleiderer), and the rock’n’popmuseum in Gronau (Dr. Thomas Mania) analyzes musical objects of popular culture in Germany from 1945 to the present day in their technical-historical and consumer-aesthetic diversity. The project’s aim is to understand their functions and meanings within changing socio-cultural constellations. The project runs from 01.09.2018 to 31.12.2021.

As part of the project, three specific perspectives on the subject area will be developed at the three locations, the overall and interim results being presented in more detail on the following pages and in upcoming articles in both German and English.

  1. Subproject: Generators of Sound. Music production in changing social contextsl, rock’n’pop Museum Gronau (Dr. Thomas Mania, Alan van Keeken, M.A.)
  2. Subproject: Saving and Collecting. Sound carriers as music storage and collectables in changing social contexts, HfM Weimar (Prof. Dr. Martin Pfleiderer, Dr. Laura Niebling)
  3. Subproject: Apparatuses of Music Experience. Music players in changing social contexts, ZPKM Freiburg (PD Dr. Christofer Jost, Benjamin Burkhart, M.A.)