Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kurkela, Vesa
Organisation University of the Arts Helsinki
Project title Translocal Cultural Fields. Music as a Cultural and Economic Enterprise in the Four Biggest Cities in Finland, 19001939
Decision No. 307877
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020
Funding 360 000
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Project description
The project explores musical activity in Helsinki, Vyborg, Turku and Tampere between 1900 and 1939 from both a cultural and economic point of view. The musical activity will be studied through four core themes: 1) Cultural politics, 2) Music education, 3) Music industry and 4) Musicians, music events and repertoires. The main aim of the project is to avoid methodological nationalism and to take into account the whole field of urban music all musical genres and activities. The holistic perspective on music can also be seen in the theoretical research design: artistic and economic sides of music will be combined and their interconnections examined in the same analysis. The research is based on the source-critical investigation of previously known archival material and contemporary literature and on the intensive production of new material. The interpretation is based on Bourdieu's field theory, methodological cosmopolitanism, new institutionalism and the concept of translocality.