Michaela Kaufmann

Research Focus

  • Knowledge and Music Appreciation Processes
  • Concept(ualization)s of Musical Experience in the Early Modern Period 
  • Music in the Renaissance and Early Seventeenth-Century

 

Vita

Academic Education

2009-2011M.A., Musicology and History of the Middle Ages, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2006–2009B.A., Musicology and History, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Career

Since April 2013Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Music Department, Frankfurt/M.
Since Juni 2012 PhD Candidate at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
2012-2013 Research Fellow the Department of Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Publications

Kaufmann, M. (in press). The Nymph's Voice as an Acoustic Reflection of the Self. In A. Traninger & K. Engelke (Eds.), Nymphs in Early Modern Culture. Leiden: Brill (Intersections). 

Kaufmann, M. (Dr. i. Vorb.). Die Hinwendung zum ›senso‹ in der kompositorischen Lizenz. Zu den performativen Aspekten des musikalischen Ausdrucks um 1600. In J. Stolzenberg (Ed.), Ausdruck in der Musik.

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Tränen und Drama. Domenico Mazzocchis musikalische Inszenierung der Klage. Die Tonkunst, 11(2), pp. 185–195.

Kaufmann, M. (2015). Leichtes und Flaches im Winzerfest. Die Dramaturgie eines Publikumserfolgs. In M. Wald-Fuhrmann, & C. Wiesenfeldt (Eds.), Der Komponist Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen (1761–1817): Gattungen. Werke. Kontexte. (pp. 166–188). Köln; Wien: Böhlau.

Articles in Encyclopedias

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Cassiodor: Institutiones. In U. Scheideler & F. Wörner (Vol.-Eds.). H. Grimm & M. Wald-Fuhrmann (Series-Eds.), Lexikon Schriften über Musik. Vol. 1: Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. (pp. 81–83). Kassel; Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler.

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Giovanni Battista Doni: Compendio del Trattato. In U. Scheideler & F. Wörner (Vol.-Eds.). H. Grimm & M. Wald-Fuhrmann (Series-Eds.), Lexikon Schriften über Musik. Vol. 1: Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. (pp. 119–122). Kassel; Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler.

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Euklid: Sectio Canonis. In U. Scheideler & F. Wörner (Vol.-Eds.). H. Grimm & M. Wald-Fuhrmann (Series-Eds.), Lexikon Schriften über Musik. Vol. 1: Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. (pp. 129–131). Kassel/Stuttgart: Bärenreiter; Metzler.

 

Awards & Grants

Projects

  • Lexicon of Writings on Music

    While lexicons of relevant texts have long-since been available in many disciplines, such a working instrument is missing for the huge range of writings on music: this despite the fact that alongside the compositions and musical practices themselves, ...

  • Knowledge matters – The Role of Framing Information for Music Appreciation Processes

    In every concert, while listening to a CD, and during a radio broadcast a direct influence is exerted on the music listening and the listener’s aesthetic perspective. Whether we speak of concert-program texts, CD booklets, or a moderator’s ...

  • Musical Facial Expression and Gesture

    Particularly in the eighteenth century, the conviction that there was an essential relationship between musical contents and the facial expressions and gestures of performers, so that “a large part of music” lay in the art of gesture (Johann ...