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Tom Wappler


Intertextuality as music-cultural praxis in late 18th century opera


Intertextuality is a complex term which until now has primarily been applied to the materiality of texts (in the case of music, this would be the score). By introducing a new perspective on the discussion about intertextuality, i.e. the perspective of music-cultural praxis, and applying it to the European opera culture of the second half of the 18th century, my PhD project would like to tackle this imbalance, draw attention to different intertextual practices and ask how these practices can be specified within the framework of pre- and post-texts and their related (co-)actors. Read more...

Brief Vita

2005 – 2007    Study of Musicology, Psychology and Philosophy at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
2007 – 2011    Bachelor of Arts in Musicology, British and American Studies at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
2011 – 2014    Master of Arts in Musicology at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Since 10/2014    Research associate at the Department of Music (section cultural history of music) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg 
Since 4/2015    Associate Member of the DFG Research Training Group: „Self-Making. Practices of Subjectivation in Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspective”


WiSe 2014/15    Seminar „Ich bin sehr jung in einer alten Zeit auf die Welt gekommen“ - reale und konstruierte Gegensätze bei Erik Satie


Vom Umgang mit türkischen Jodlern, Kopffüßlern und Quasselstrippen. Intertextualität und/als musikkulturelles Handeln am Beispiel Erik Satie, 7. Niedersächsischer Studientag Musikwissenschaft, 18.10.2014, Institut für Musik, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Intertextualität und/als erinnerungs- und musikkulturelles Handeln. Das Beispiel Erik Satie, 28. DVSM Symposium zum Thema „Musik und Erinnerung: Gedächtnis – Geschichte – Gegenwart“, 22.-24.01.2015, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

Performing intertextuality. Erik Satie’s tripartite piano pieces 1912-1917, International Conference „Intertextuality in Music since 1900“, 6.-7.03.2015, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa



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