RESEARCH RMB COLLECTION

Contact persons: Li Huang, Bernhard Graf, Efstratios Nikolaros

The music of the Kunqu opera in China (with special reference to the concept of qupai)

Based on the representative video documentation of all Kunqu opera troupes made around 2000, the concept of fixed melodies (qupai) is analysed and described (for current video editions see here).

Traditional music of Greece

Aiming at a representative overall survey of Greek folk music, research especially focuses on the cognitive musical structure (the principle of Skopos). A book on the music of the Greek islands has already been published, a study on the conception of Skopos in mainland Greece (Epirus, Macedonia) is in preparation. Also in the pipeline are an ethnohistorical monograph on Ali Pasha of Janina and a second volume on the music of Karpathos.