Music4Change aims to make sustainability a core element in music research and education. The second of three annual International Research Schools will explore how musical ecosystems help create sustainable cities and communities.
Musical ecosystems can be catalysts for positive change towards sustainable cities and communities. They serve as platforms for education, awareness, and community engagement, ultimately contributing to more sustainable and resilient urban environments. Sustainable cities and communities have the potential to foster collaboration and artistic creation and to support artists as “key agents of change in sustainability”. The myriad challenges associated with building sustainable musical ecosystems relate to multiple issues at the environmental, economic, social, cultural and personal levels.
Critical discourse around such issues will be facilitated at the 2nd Music4Change International Summer School, April 22-25, 2024 at the Gustav Mahler Private University for Music in Klagenfurt, Austria (www.gmpu.ac.at).