Musiikintutkimus, Nyt! / Musikforskning, Nu! / Music Research, Now!

Friday, January 11, 2019 (2 pm to 6:15 pm)

Music Library, Turku City Library (Old Building, 2nd floor, Linnankatu 2, Turku)

This symposium is fully open to public, welcome!!!


The eighth annual Music Research, Now! symposium invites Turku-based researchers from whatever field of study, engaging with music or sound, to present their ongoing research at this event.

The main purpose of the event is to facilitate networking among music researchers from various departments and units at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Sibelius Museum, and other educational and cultural institutes in Turku.

The presentations will be speed talks: a 10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.

Organizer: The Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, in collaboration with Turku City Library, the Departments of Musicology and Music Education at the University of Turku, the Department of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University, and the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC). If you have questions about the event, please contact Dr Kimi Kärki (kimi.karki at


14:00 Kimi Kärki (Cultural History, University of Turku):
Opening words

14:00-14:15 Jan Hellberg (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
Glocalising Worship Musicking. Performed meanings and localisation in the music culture in the Evangelical Lutherhan Church in Namibia

14:15-14:30 Tiina Käpylä (Musicology, University of Turku):
Puhetta soittavista naisista ja soittaville naisille

14:30-14:45 Anna Peltomäki (Art History, University of Turku):
Hopeinen kuu on teräksinen. Suomalaiset pop-monumentit

14:45-15:00 Sanna Qvick (Musicology, University of Turku):
Nukahtamisen äänellinen tulkinta…

15:00-15:15 Rami Mähkä (Cultural History, University of Turku):
Tulevaisuus ja utopia Jimi Hendrixin musiikissa

15:15-15:30 Jopi Harri (Musicology, University of Turku):
Nykyinen kirkkolaulu Valamon luostarissa Heinävedellä

15:30-15:45 Marjaana Virtanen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Audiovisuaalinen esittäminen Maj Lind –pianokilpailussa


15:45-16:00 BREAK


16:00-16:30 Johannes Brusila & Kim Ramstedt (Musicology, Åbo Akademi University):
The impact of digitalisation on minority folk and popular music: some preliminary results

16:30-16:45 Janne Palkisto (Musicology, University of Turku):
Bernhard Crusell in 1798 in the light of new sources

16:45-17:00: Tuomas Auvinen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Producers and Job Fulfilment: The Concept of ‘Ikigai’ in the Work of Music Producers in Finland, Japan, Sweden and the U.S.A

17:00-17:15 Yrjö Heinonen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Writing a Musical Work: The Case of Beethoven’s A Minor String Quartet Op, 132

17:15-17:30 Anna-Elena Pääkkölä (Musicology, University of Turku):
Fart Studies: Aestheticizing The Profane in The Swiss Army Man (2016)

17:30-17:45 Kari Kallioniemi (Musicology, University of Turku):
The State of the Anglo-Finnish Musical Nation – The Adaption of English Influences in Post-War Finnish Popular Music

17:45-18:00 John Richardson (Musicology, University of Turku):
Unbeaching Einstein, Sounding a New Queer Space: Report on recently completed editorial work

18:00-18:15 Martin Cloonan (TIAS, University of Turku):
Musicians and the gig economy