Människorna, musiken och de mekaniska instrumenten i Norge cirka 1480-1890

Culture and languages

Mats Krouthén defends his dissertation in musicology at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.

26 Apr 2024
13:00 - 16:00
Room J222, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg

Department of Cultural Sciences
Mats Krouthén, PhD student in musicology, poses with an organette.
Mats Krouthén, PhD student in musicology, with an organette.

Summary of the study
An international history of mechanical musical instruments is well documented from a technological perspective (innovation, patents etc.), for instance musical clocks, barrel organs, musical box and organettes. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the specific region of Norway from a sociocultural narrative, by analyzing the emergence, distribution, and reception of these instruments. The hitherto unexplored Norwegian milieu is compared with the canonized European. The study is enabled by the rich sources of digitalized newspapers, domestic literature as well as well-registered extant mechanical instruments in museums. Four articles enlighten the mechanical instruments from various organological perspectives.

Link to the dissertation (GUPEA)

Thesis title
Människorna, musiken och de mekaniska instrumenten i Norge cirka 1480-1890 (People, music and the mechanical instruments in Norway around 1480-1890)

Professor emeritus, Håkan Lundström, Lund University

Examining committee
Professor Karin Larsson Eriksson, Linnaeus University
Docent, Sanne Krogh Groth, Lund University
Professor emeritus, Tellef Kvifte, University of South-Eastern Norway

Substitute if member in the committee will be missing
Professor emeritus, Alf Björnberg, University of Gothenburg

Professor emeritus, Olle Edström, University of Gothenburg