PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications

–Birgit Abels (2022), Music Worlding in Palau. Chanting, Atmospheres, and Meaningfulness. Amsterdam University Press. [Open Access] https://doi.org/10.5117/9789463725125. For further information, see https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463725125/music-worlding-in-palau.

– Birgit Abels, Sound Ties, ‘Rising from the Depths of Brine and Regions of Fire Deeper Still.’ Knowing Through Popular Music in the Western Pacific Island World.”  Journal of World Popular Music 8.2 [online] https://doi.org/10.1558/jwpm.20197

– Birgit Abels, “Keeping the Canoe on Course. Performing Arts, Ecologies of Knowledge, and Etak.” L’Uomo Società Tradizione Sviluppo, 11(1). https://rosa.uniroma1.it/rosa03/uomo/article/view/17714

– Birgit Abels, „Zur Eigenästhetik des Schallarchivs. Eine Einlassung zur Diversifizierung des Wissensbegriffs.“ Musikforschung 2(2021).

– Birgit Abels, “Resonance. Co-Becoming With Sound.” In Resounding Spaces. Approaching Musical Atmospheres, edited by Federica Scassillo, 25–35. Milano: Mimesis.


Lectures & Conference Presentations

– Birgit Abels, In Klang begriffen. Vom Hören als Wissenspraxis und erlebter Wirklichkeit. Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung Vom Sinn des Hörens. Natur, Kultur, Kunst. Studium Generale der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz im Wintersemester 2021/22. 1. Februar 2022, 18:15 Uhr. 

– Birgit Abels with Sebastian Hachmeyer. “Sound Knowledge of Moana: Performing Arts in Micronesia and the Fluidic Sensibilities Inherent in Oceanic Connection.” Music in the Pacific World: Change and Exchange Through Sound and Memory. IMS Study Group, “Global History of Music.” Organisers: Jen-yen Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and David R. M. Irving (ICREA & Institució Milà i Fontanals de Recerca en Humanitats–CSIC, Spain). Graduate Institute of Musicology National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan. 15–17 October 2021

– Birgit Abels, Sebastian Hachmeyer and Andrew Gumataotao. Panel „Sound Knowledge“, Music in the Pacific World: Change and Exchange Through Sound and Memory. IMS Study Group, “Global History of Music.” Organisers: Jen-yen Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and David R. M. Irving (ICREA & Institució Milà i Fontanals de Recerca en Humanitats–CSIC, Spain). Graduate Institute of Musicology National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan. 15–17 October 2021

– Birgit Abels, “Sound Knowledge, Sinking Islands. Music-making in Micronesia in Times of Crisis.” Responses in Music to Climate Change, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, October 2021. The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.  

– Birgit Abels and Simeon Adelbai. “Stories Untold. The Barbara B. Smith Recordings from Palau.” 10th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group in Music and Dance of Oceania. East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawai’i/USA. April 9–12, 2021.

Workshops

Music Ethnography in Pandemic Times. Workshop with Dr. Barbara Titus, University of Amsterdam. 20 January 2020, 11 a.m. (online).