Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Music and Emotion

Date: March 10 - 12, 2011

Convenors: Martina Krause (Mannheim), Lars Oberhaus (Weingarten)

The symposium about ‘music and emotion’ aimed at carefully examining the connection between music and emotion as seen by different scientific disciplines. This relation has always widely been accepted without sufficient research and therefore should be stimulating for a multi-perspective discourse. Experts from different musical disciplines (music education, musicology, music psychology, philosophy) focussed on the subject in specific fields and from different points of view. The symposium revealed a lively interdisciplinary exchange, which helped to find out the fundamental relations between music and emotion and opened the way for further virulent research.


Michael Ahlers (Augsburg), Rüdiger Bittner (Bielefeld), Herbert Bruhn (Flensburg), Julia von Hasselbach (Ravensburg), Susanne Kaul (Bielefeld), Alexandra Kertz-Welzel (Saarbrücken), Ulrike Kranefeld (Bielefeld), Gunter Kreutz (Oldenburg), Christine Moritz (Ludwigsburg), Stefan Orgass (Essen), Jean-Pierre Palmier (Bielefeld), Peter Röbke (Wien), Christian Rolle (Saarbrücken), Peter W. Schatt (Essen), Jürgen Vogt (Hamburg), Dagmar Wolff (Freiburg i.Br.)

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