Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Emotional formations of musical experience

Zalfen, Sarah
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe "Gefühlte Gemeinschaften? Emotionen im Musikleben Europas"
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development investigate the historical development of the emotions triggered by music in the 19th and 20th centuries. Focusing on emotions as a public form of communication, they aim to decipher the emotional structure of communities: What role did and does music play in the development and cohesion of communities? The focus is less on the physiological effects of music than on how they are appropriated by groups.

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