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Individuum ↔ Collectivum

A reflection on aesthetic/social interactions based on the music-theater-improvisation of Vinko Globokar’s collection of artistic suggestions Individuum↔Collectivum (1979)

I, you, we… Individuum↔Collectivum: a mirror of everyday school-life
  • How can experimental-improvisatory artistic interactions be described as aesthetic and social phenomena? Which methods are especially appropriate in this context?
  • Which conclusions can be drawn so as to support aesthetic competences in music-teaching?




These questions can be regarded as crucial for our project Individuum↔Collectivum. Pupils of form 7A of BORG-Nonntal will work on a music-theater-performance based on Vinko Globokar’s score Individuum↔Collectivum (1979). The composer, born in Slovenia, regards music both as an invitation for reflection and as an integral part of life. This conception inspires him to integrate psychological considerations, sociocritical statements and humanistic ideals into his work that can be described as ‘l’art pour l’homme’. The experiences of those performing, individually and as a group are of basic significance. Globokar’s models, asking for experiment and improvisation, leave plenty of free space for the pupils. They will present some select examples in the context of Salzburg Biennale 2013 and will also describe the significance of the way they had to go individually and as a group. Thus the artistic process as well as the product will be invetigated into. In the cooperation of the young people, their teachers, teacher-trainees at University Mozarteum Salzburg and the researchers skills and abilities crucial in the fields of aesthetic and social competence will be worked out so as to be applied to different situations of learning and teaching.
The pupils, supported – among others – by the composer, determine the direction. Based on Globokar’s collection of material they outline their search that wants to explore the sound-potential of their environment and aims at abolishing the distinctions between those performing and those listening. Material, recorded in advance, will be combined with improvised interpolations, integrating images, sounds and motion.
How can these processes be expressed in words? Facebook will provide the basis for an exchange and will help to establish meeting points between the young performers, their teachers and the team of researchers. Experiences will find verbal and visual expression in a programme-booklet for the performance on March 16th (2 p.m.) in Kavernen 1595; in a publication that will combine the documentation of those performing with the impressions, the analysis and interpretation of those observing; and in a final conference: There, together with international experts, the results will be taken up once more and examined in their relevance for the development of theories in the areas of aesthetic and social learning.
Michaela Schwarzbauer, University Mozarteum


33 individuals, different ideas and attitudes: And all of a sudden there is some kind of agreement, a direction gets outlined. Nothing substantial so far – nevertheless a start has been made.
Reinhold Kletzander, BORG-Nonntal
Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Abteilung 10 für Musikpädagogik
BORG-Nonntal (Salzburg)
Projektleitung:
ao. Prof.in Dr.in Michaela Schwarzbauer
MitarbeiterInnen an der Universität Mozarteum
Mag.a Dr.in Julia Hinterberger, wissenschaftliche Projektmitarbeiterin
Mag. Dr. Johannes Rubenz, wissenschaftlicher Projektmitarbeiter
Magdalena Flotzinger, studentische Mitarbeiterin
Hannah Klinger, studentische Mitarbeiterin
Andreas Praschberger, studentischer Mitarbeiter
Veronika Wimmer, studentische Mitarbeiterin

7A-Klasse des BORG-Nonntal

In das Projekt eingebundene Lehrende am BORG-Nonntal
Mag. Reinhold Kletzander, Koordinator
Mag.a Theresia Bitri-Siebenhofer
Mag. Georg Degenhardt
Mag. Matthias Hofmann
Mag.a Sigrid Tollich
Mag. Nicolas Weisseneder

Kooperationspartner
Salzburg Biennale

Wissenschaftliche Beratung
Prof. Dr. Masayuki Nakaji, Tokyo
Prof. Dr. Øvind Varkøy, Oslo
Prof. Dr. Christopher Wallbaum, Leipzig
  • Ersttreffen des Projektteams
    24. September 2012
  • Kick-Off-Veranstaltung mit der Theaterpädagogin Elisabeth Krön
    23. Oktober
  • Unterrichtsbeobachtung Phase I
    November 2012
  • Projektvorstellung ”Processual Creativity“ im Rahmen der Tagung ”Benefits for the 21st-Century-Learner“, Music Conference 2012 in Quebec
    22.—24. November 2012
  • Erste Evaluierung im Plenum
    Dezember 2012
  • Workshop mit dem Komponisten Vinko Globokar
    7. Januar 2012
  • Unterrichtsbeobachtung Phase II
    Januar 2013
  • Poster-Presentation im Rahmen des 21. EAS-Kongresses ”The Reflective Music Teacher“ in Leuven (Belgien)
    13.—16. Februar 2013
  • Unterrichtsbeobachtung Phase III
    März 2013
  • Generalprobe
    15. März 2013
  • Aufführung von Ausschnitten der Sammlung IndividuumCollectivum im Rahmen der Salzburg Biennale 2013
    16. März 2012, 14.00, Kavernen 1595
  • Präsentation des Projektes im Rahmen der MFÖ-Tagung
    April 2013
  • Internationale Tagung
    Frühjahr 2014
Photos: BORG-Nonntal, Andreas  Praschberger, Thomas Hochradner





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