About the Author

Jonas Wolf

E-Mail: Jonas.Wolf@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Jonas Wolf is a PhD candidate at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. In 2017 he graduated in musicology and music theory at Folkwang University in Essen. His academic focal points include contemporary music, critical theory, digitalization, intermediality, music theater, and performativity. Currently, he is working on his PhD project on “Nomadic Concepts and Aesthetics of Musical Composition for YouTube.”

Contributions by Author: Jonas Wolf

Does “Critical Composition” (Still) Exist?

Reflections on the Material of New Music

Critical and reflective compositional approaches to musical material are not a phenomenon of the 20th century. In fact, the theoretical examination and compositional expansion of possible material forms within concrete historical conditions of possibility are a necessity of art music production and have always had the potential to cause controversies between composers, music theorists, music critics, and listeners. […]