CTPSO (A Context-Sensitive Theory of Post-tonal Sound Organisation)

research project 01/03/2012–31/12/2014
FWF (Austrian Science Fund)

Research Team
Christian Utz, principal investigator
Dieter Kleinrath, doctoral researcher

Research Board
Christa Brüstle, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) 
Federico Celestini, University of Innsbruck
Dora A. Hanninen, University of Maryland
Lukas Haselböck, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Jörn Peter Hiekel, Hochschule für Musik Dresden 
Tobias Janz, University of Bonn [formerly University of Kiel]
Elfriede Reissig, Graz 
Markus Neuwirth, Anton Bruckner University Linz [formerly University of Leuven]
Richard Parncutt, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Christian Thorau, University of Potsdam

final report [public version, 2015-01]

Website: https://ctpso.kug.ac.at

Christian Utz (principal investigator)

Christian Utz (Portrait, 2021)

Christian Utz studied composition, music theory, and musicology in Vienna and Karlsruhe. He received a doctorate degree (2000) and habilitation (2015) in musicology at the University of Vienna. Since 2004 he has been professor of music theory and music analysis at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and since 2015 private lecturer in musicology at the University of Vienna. He lead(s) several research projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) including A Context-Sensitive Theory of Post-Tonal Sound Organization (CTPSO, 2012–2014), Performing, Experiencing and Theorizing Augmented Listening: Interpretation and Analysis of Macroform in Cyclic Musical Works (PETAL, 2017–2020), Points of Discontinuity: Theory, Categorization, and Perception of Cadences and Openings in Post-tonal Music (PoD, 2021–2024), and Multiple Dimensions in Performances of Mahler’s Symphonies: Developing Resources on the History and Analysis of Mahler Performance (MMD, 2021–2024). Utz’s monographs include Neue Musik und Interkulturalität: Von John Cage bis Tan Dun (Beihefte zum Archiv für Musikwissneschaft 51, Steiner, 2002); Komponieren im Kontext der Globalisierung: Perspektiven für eine Musikgeschichte des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts (transcript, 2014; revised and expanded English edition: Musical Composition in the Context of Globalization. New Perspectives on Music History of the 20th and 21st Century, transcript 2021; https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839450956). He has been co-editor among others of the Lexikon Neue Musik (Metzler and Bärenreiter, 2016; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-05624-5) and the journal of the German-speaking Society for Music Theory (ZGMTH, 2015–2020; https://doi.org/10.31751/zgmth). Utz has been member of the executive board of the German-speaking Society for Music Theory (GMTH, 2014–2018) and the International Gustav Mahler Society (since 2019).