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

EDIT: This event will be fully online due to the pandemic situation. Please email dr. Kärki for the link (the registered participants will receive the link via email).

Friday February 4, 2022. Publicum 3 (Assistentinkatu 7, University of Turku).
10:00-15:00. We will be closely monitoring the Covid-situation, and change the event to zoom webinar, if necessary. The event registration is closed, if you wish to attend, please email Dr Kimi Kärki: kimi.karki ( at )

The eleventh 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. We especially encourage scholars from such fields as, but not limited to, musicology, music education, cultural history, art and media studies, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and archive work, to actively participate in the event. The symposium is an opportunity for a researcher to receive feedback from the entire pool of music/sound researchers working in the city.

Organizer: The Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, in collaboration with 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).

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


10.00-10.15 Kimi Kärki (Cultural History, University of Turku):
Opening words & Thoughts on fascism and neofolk in Finland

10:15-10:30 Aila Mustamo (Folkloristics, University of Turku):
Bulgaria will never forget! Finnish patriotic songs and (inter)national identity struggles

10:30-10:45 Anna-Elena Pääkkölä (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
What is pop-feminism?

10:45-11:00 Rami Mähkä (Digital Culture, University of Turku):
Woodstock Festival and Hippie Counterculture

11:00-11:15 Sofia Joons Gylling (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
Fraternization at Skansen with compatriots from “the other side”.  

11:15-11:30 Kaapo Huttunen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Nordic noir title sequences study: research outcomes

11:30-11:45 Tommi Iivonen (Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Turku):
The hubs of Pori music scene from 1990 to 2010

11:45-12:00 Riikka Juntunen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Formations of Fat and Disabled Corporeality in Singing Performance

12:00-12:15 Camilla Hambro (Musicology, Åbo Akademi, via Zoom):
Laura Netzel

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-13:45 Iris Seesjärvi (Musicology, University of Turku):
Hermeneuttis-narratiivinen tutkimus häpeästä ja häpeänsietokyvystä klassisessa laulussa

13:45-14:00 Hanna-Mari Riihimäki (Musicology, University of Turku):
Looking into Vesala’s music video ”Mul ei oo lapsuudensankarii”

14:00-14:15 Tiina Käpylä & Tuomas Auvinen (Musicology, University of Turku:
Musiikkiteollisuus -kirjahankkeen kuulumisia

14:15-14:30 Johannes Brusila (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
Finland-Swedish music video: meaningful products of a non-existent industry for a non-existent market

14:30-14:45 Martin Cloonan (TIAS, University of Turku):
Small venues in Finland and Estonia: Some observations

14:45-15:00 John Richardson (Musicology, University of Turku):
“Look Who’s Inside Again”: making music at home, before, during and after Covid-19 lockdown, from Billie Eilish to Bo Burnham

15:00 Kimi Kärki: Closing words


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