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Maria Bania

Professor

Maria Bania
Professor
maria.bania@hsm.gu.se
0733-785875

Postal Address: Box 210, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Fågelsången 1 , 41256 Göteborg


Academy of Music & Drama (More Information)
Box 210
405 30 Göteborg
www.hsm.gu.se
Visiting Address: Fågelsången 1 , 412 56 Göteborg

About Maria Bania

 

Maria Bania is professor in music performance and head of music.

Ongoing research

At present I am the leader of the artistic research project “Rhetorical and Romantic affective strategies in musical performance”, which is financed by the Swedish Research Council. In the project, we research the performing and listening affective strategies of the eighteenth-century sensibility culture on the one hand, and the early Romantic culture on the other. The purpose is to be able to better understand and explore the emotional and artistic potential of the music of these two periods and to enhance the possibilities of affective participation for both performers and listeners in today’s performing situations.


Artistic background
I grew up in the city of Gävle on the Swedish eastcoast where my parents were high-school-teachers, but moved to Oslo to study for a Bachelor in music at the Norwegian Academy of Music with the recorder as my main instrument. In 1986 I went to the Koninklijk Conservatorium in den Haag to study the baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet. Back in Sweden I engaged in an international career as a baroque flute player. I was a member of the Danish period orchestra Concerto Copenhagen 1991-2010, and 1992-2006 of the Swedish period ensemble Corona Artis. I also performed with a vast number of other period ensembles and orchestras. I have recorded solo concertos for flute by Agrell and Scheibe with Concerto Copenhagen conducted by Andrew Manze, and solo sonatas by Roman, Scheibe and Raehs with the harpsichordist Lars-Ulrik Mortensen, among other works.
As a baroque flutist, I was always very interested in source studies and research in performance practice. So, after part-time studies in musicology I started my doctoral studies in artistic research at Gothenburg University in 2001.

Previous research

My dissertation from 2008 has the title “‘Sweetenings’ and ‘Babylonish Gabble’: Flute Vibrato and Articulation of Fast Passages in the 18th and 19th centuries” and explores vibrato-techniques and -use and articulation techniques for fast passages used by flutists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In a later research-project I studied the eighteenth-century tradition of improvising preludes on melody instruments and how to use that practice today in concerts and in high level teaching. In my dissertation I used flute music by Johan Helmich Roman, among others, and I continued to work with Roman’s flute sonatas, engaging in a critical edition of them with my performance suggestions for the flute part regarding dynamics, tempi, phrasing, articulation and rhythmical alterations.

Miscellaneous Activities

In 2010 I started working at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University with academic supervision and tasks such as director of studies, head of the church music department and acting vice prefect for research. In 2017 I was promoted to professor.
As head of music I am now responsible for the doctoral program in music, and for supporting research in music at the institution. I am the main supervisor for two doctoral students. I am also a member of the faculty board at the faculty of fine, applied and performing arts and I participate in the Research Leader Initiative at Gothenburg University 2018-2019.
 

Latest publications

Performing Passions: Enacting a Rhetorical technique
Maria Bania, Tilman Skowroneck
Musikforskning idag 12 - 14 jun. 2017, Piteå, Musikhögskolan, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

The Presence of Passions in a Performance
Maria Bania, Tilman Skowroneck
Performers(') Present , Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Att improvisera preludier på melodiinstrument
Maria Bania
Tidig Musik, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

Performing Passions: Enacting a rhetorical technique
Maria Bania, Tilman Skowroneck
Musicology applied to the Concert: Performance Studies at Work, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Improvising preludes on melody instruments – revisiting an 18th century practice
Maria Bania
“Music as Art, Artefact, and Fact. Music Research in the 21st Century” (International Musicological Society), Stavanger, 1-6 July, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Performing Passions
Maria Bania
“Music as Art, Artefact, and Fact. Music Research in the 21st Century” (International Musicological Society), Stavanger 1-6 July , Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Musikens passioner – Att beröra genom att själv vara berörd.
Maria Bania
Tidskrift för Tidig Musik, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

"Music, affect and materiality - moving through performance"
Maria Bania
Artistic research network in music, Malmö, August 25-26., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Peforming passions
Maria Bania
"Art university - political dream or broadened future for art?" 25-26 November 2015, The Swedish Research Council's symposium on artistic research, Malmö, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

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2017

Performing Passions: Enacting a Rhetorical technique
Maria Bania, Tilman Skowroneck
Musikforskning idag 12 - 14 jun. 2017, Piteå, Musikhögskolan, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

2016

The Presence of Passions in a Performance
Maria Bania, Tilman Skowroneck
Performers(') Present , Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Att improvisera preludier på melodiinstrument
Maria Bania
Tidig Musik, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

Performing Passions: Enacting a rhetorical technique
Maria Bania, Tilman Skowroneck
Musicology applied to the Concert: Performance Studies at Work, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Improvising preludes on melody instruments – revisiting an 18th century practice
Maria Bania
“Music as Art, Artefact, and Fact. Music Research in the 21st Century” (International Musicological Society), Stavanger, 1-6 July, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Performing Passions
Maria Bania
“Music as Art, Artefact, and Fact. Music Research in the 21st Century” (International Musicological Society), Stavanger 1-6 July , Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Musikens passioner – Att beröra genom att själv vara berörd.
Maria Bania
Tidskrift för Tidig Musik, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

2015

"Music, affect and materiality - moving through performance"
Maria Bania
Artistic research network in music, Malmö, August 25-26., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Peforming passions
Maria Bania
"Art university - political dream or broadened future for art?" 25-26 November 2015, The Swedish Research Council's symposium on artistic research, Malmö, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

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