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Dr Florian Scheding

BA(Hamburg), MMus(Lond.), PhD(Lond.)

  • BS8 1SA

20042020

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Personal profile

Research interests

My research focuses on music and migration, especially the displacement of European musics and musicians caused by the catastrophes that characterise the 20th century. I have published on migratory musics in all its forms, spanning various genres from functional to popular to art musics. My work has been published in numerous edited collections, journals, encyclopedias, and elsewhere.

My most recent book, Musical Journeys: Performing Migration in 20th-century Music explores concepts of migratory musical culture and aesthetics and links these to wider socio-cultural backgrounds. Zooming in on specific migratory moments, I tackle themes such as institutionalization, nationalism, displacement, modernism, and Jewishness, and uncover the potential of seemingly marginalized migratory musics to inform dominant historiographical narratives. Musical Journeys received the inaugural RMA/CUP Monograph Prize 2020.

My first book, Music and Displacement: Diasporas, Mobilities and Dislocations in Europe and Beyond, co-edited with Erik Levi and named Outstanding Publication of the Year by Choice Magazine, has been described as 'a significant contribution to the burgeoning literature on the relationship of music to place and displacement.' It explores the significance of displacement for musical landscapes and music history from a wide variety of angles and case studies, incorporating art, popular, folk, and jazz music and interacting with areas such as gender and post-colonial studies, critical theory, migration, and diaspora.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol

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Research Output

Music and Displacement: Diasporas, Mobilities and Dislocations in Europe and Beyond

Scheding, F. (ed.) & Levi, E. (ed.), 2010, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow. (Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities 10)

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

Musical Journeys: Performing Migration in Twentieth-Century Music

Scheding, F., 1 Oct 2019, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. 206 p. (Music in Society and Culture)

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

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    Hanns Eisler’s Art Songs: Arguing with Beauty: by Heidi Hart

    Scheding, F., 10 Apr 2020, In : Music and Letters. 100, 4, p. 747-749 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

  • Prizes

    University of Bristol Teaching Awards

    Scheding, Florian (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • RMA/Cambridge University Press Monograph Prize

    Scheding, Florian (Recipient), 9 Sep 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Outstanding Academic Title

    Scheding, Florian (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle (Journal)

    Florian Scheding (Editor)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Institute of Austrian and German Music Research (External organisation)

    Florian Scheding (Advisor)

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    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    Royal Musical Association (External organisation)

    Florian Scheding (Member)

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    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation