All events take place at

the AULA
Brandhofgasse 21
8010 Graz

Time 4. December
11:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-12:15 Welcome
Session Chair: Malik Sharif (Inst. Ethnomusicology)
12:15-12:45 Austin Emielu: Exploring the Exceptional in Local Contexts of Music Making: A Study of Popular Musicians among Ethnic Minorities in South-South Nigeria
12:45-13:15 Carla Schriever: Transgression, Exceptionality and Reception in Fandom Contexts
13:15-13:45 Elisabeth Heil: Too exceptional for Major Labels? The Ambiguity of the Musical Style “Neue deutsche Welle”
13:45-14:15 Xawery Stańcyk: I Could Live in Africa. Cultural Appropriations in Alternative Music Scenes in the 1980s in Poland
14:15-14:45 Coffee Break
 Session Chair: Marko Ciciliani
(Inst. Electronic Music and Acoustics)
14:45-15:15 Marcin Stawiarski: Vocal Eccentricity and Musical Exceptionalism in James McCourt’s fiction
15:15-15:45 Lindsey Wright: Who’s Got Talent? Discourses of Musical Potential in American Talent Shows
15:45-16:15 Vadim Keylin: Sound Sculpture as Social Sculpture
16:15-17:15 Get Together

Wine Tasting & Live Music from Nika Project

18:00-19:30 Keynote Paul Attinello
20.15 Dinner
Time 5. December
09:30-10:30 Music and AIDS Panel Discussion: Markus Tritremmel (AIDS-Hilfe Steiermark), Paul Attinello (UK), Eckhard Weber (DE)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Andreas Dorschel (Inst. Music Aesthetics)
11:00-11:30 Dana Gorzelany-Mostak & Remi Chiu: Exceptional Ability and Wondrous Disability: The Marketing of the Swedish Nightingale and the Two-Headed Nightingale, Millie Christine McCoy
11:30-12:00 Laureen L. Whitelaw: Reclaiming Creativity and Convention: Female Musicians and the Germanic Ideal in the Late Aufklärung
12:00-12:30 Robert Crowe:   Subverting from Within: The Agency of a Castrato
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session Chair: Elfriede Reissig
14:00-14:30 Georg Schulz: Exceptional Students in Higher Music Education: Desire or Threat?
14:30-15:00 Patrick Valiquet: Children as Active Listeners in Francophone Electroacoustic Education, 1968-1977
15:00-15:30 Karoline Bittner: About us without us: The Romani Music in the Polish People’s Republic
15:30-16:00 Makoto Mikawa: Musical Exceptionalism and Superficialism in Sociocultural Context: The Music of Toru Takemitsu as Exotic and/or International
16:15 Concert
22:00- “WAT the hell? Charity Clubbing zum Welt AIDS Tag” After Party (commemoration of World AIDS Day December 1) with AIDS-Hilfe Steiermark and RosaLilaPantherInnen
Die Thalia
Opernring 5a
8010 Graz