Gregor Kokorz

Dr. Gregor Kokorz - Department of Music

Gregor Kokorz is an Austrian musicologist based at the University of Innsbruck. He is the OeAD Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. His research covers particularly questions of cultural transfer, and music and identity in Central Europe. His present research focuses on music traditions in the city of Trieste in the 19th century.

Gregor Kokorz has received his PhD in musicology in 2008 from the University of Graz with a dissertation on the history of ethnomusicology. He has been a member of the interdisciplinary research project Modernity. Vienna and Central Europe around 1900 at the University of Graz (1996-2004), research assistant at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies of the University of Alberta (2004-2005), a Mellon Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2012), and served on the board of the Austrian musicological society (2014-2017).

Areas of interest:

Cultural transfer, and music and identity in Central Europe, 19th Century, Modernity, History of Ethnomusicology, History of Listening

Recent publications:

"Hermann von Helmholtz und die Erfindung des Hörens als Wissenschaftliche Methode." In Auditive Wissenskulturen. Das Wissen klanglicher Praxis edited by Bernd Brabec de Mori and Martin Winter. Berlin: Springer, 2018. 183-200.

"Border, Trans-border, and Unification - Music and Its Divergent Roles in the 19th-century Habsburg Territories." In Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900 and 2000, edited by Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017, 51-79.

"Richard Wallaschek und die Alteritätserfahrungen der Moderne." In Musikhistoriographie(n) edited by Michele Calella and Nikolaus Urbanek. Vienna: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag, 2015, 67-84.

"L'Europe n'existe pas? About the Construction of a European Musical Space." In EU- TROPES: The Paradox of European Empire. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2015, 82-103.

"Triest 1848 - Musik im Spannungsfeld nationaler Diskurse." In Musik und Revolution. Die Produktion von Identität und Raum durch Musik in Zentraleuropa 1848/49 und die Musik, edited by Barbara Boisits. Vienna: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag, 2013, 157-175