How can we know about music - Aspects of musicology in Finland

by Kare Eskola, Riikka Hiltunen, Anu Jormalainen, Lasse Lehtonen, Eero Tarasti, Milla Tiainen

There is and has always been a tantalising mismatch between the non-conceptual entity that we know as music and scientific thinking. Musicology sits at the rich seam to be mined at the nexus between these two, and in Finland musicology has been instrumental in both building and explaining our strong national musical identity. FMQ Special Feature 1/2022 showcases examples of how Finnish music studies have evolved in close contact with music, musicians, audiences and society at large.

Translation: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Featured photo: Anu Jormalainen