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Alf Björnberg

Professor

Alf Björnberg
Professor
Musicology
alf.bjornberg@gu.se
+46 31 786 4085

Room number: 3260
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vera sandbergs allé 8 , 41133 Göteborg


Department. of Cultural Sciences (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.kultur.gu.se
kuv@kultur.gu.se
Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg

About Alf Björnberg

Professor in Musicology since 2000.

E-mail: alf.bjornberg@musicology.gu.se

Research

In my Ph.D. thesis from 1987, dealing with the music presented in the Swedish qualification rounds for the Eurovision Song Contest, I investigate changes over time in mainstream popular music. Since then my research has been directed mainly towards the history and analysis of popular music and various aspects of music and media, such as music video analysis and broadcasting music history.

At present (2019), I’m working on a research project on the rise and decline of Swedish hi-fi culture.

Teaching


Since the end of the 1970s, I have taught several of the subdisciplines of musicology at universities in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In recent years I’ve primarily been active as supervisor and seminar leader in the department’s Ph.D. programmes.

External relations and research information


In the last decade I’ve participated in some 30 radio programmes and given several lectures at the ”Faculty of Arts Days” events. In addition to articles in the daily press and popular-science journals, I have published some 300 entries in the Swedish encyclopedia Nationalencyklopedin, to which I have contributed since 1990, since 1997 with a commission as expert within the field of popular music.

Latest publications

Barbro M "Lill-Babs" Svensson
Alf Björnberg
Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, bd 34, Stockholm, Riksarkivet, Encyclopedia entry 2019
Encyclopedia entry

Att lära sig lyssna till det fulländade ljudet: Svensk hifi-kultur och förändrade lyssningssätt 1950–1980
Alf Björnberg
Ulrik Volgsten (red.): Musikens medialisering och musikaliseringen av medier och vardagsliv i Sverige, Mediehistoriskt arkiv nr 44, Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Vad lyssnar jag till när jag spelar mina grammofonskivor? Den tidiga fonografins genresystem i Sverige 1900–1935
Alf Björnberg
Ulrik Volgsten (red.): Musikens medialisering och musikaliseringen av medier och vardagsliv i Sverige, Mediehistoriskt arkiv nr 44, Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Medialisering – radiofiering – musikalisering
Alf Björnberg
Ulrik Volgsten (red.): Musikens medialisering och musikaliseringen av medier och vardagsliv i Sverige, Mediehistoriskt arkiv nr 44, Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Populärmusiken, televisionen och Melodifestivalen: Konvergens och interaktion i produktionen av musik
Alf Björnberg
Ulrik Volgsten (red.): Musikens medialisering och musikaliseringen av medier och vardagsliv i Sverige, Mediehistoriskt arkiv nr 44, Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Det mobila musiklyssnandet före transistoriseringen
Alf Björnberg
Ulrik Volgsten (red.): Musikens medialisering och musikaliseringen av medier och vardagsliv i Sverige, Mediehistoriskt arkiv nr 44, Lund, Mediehistoriskt arkiv, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Mediatization – Radiofication – Musicalization
Alf Björnberg
Morten Michelsen et al. (eds.): Music Radio: Building Communities, Mediating Genres, New York & London, Bloomsbury Academic, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Visa
Alf Björnberg
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume XI, Genres: Europe / David Horn, John Shepherd, Paolo Prato (editor), New York, Bloomsbury Academic, Encyclopedia entry 2017
Encyclopedia entry

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2016

Blacklists and hitlists: Public-service radio and musical gatekeeping
Alf Björnberg
Made in Sweden : studies in popular music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Reimagining the research archive: a dialogue
Astrid von Rosen, Alf Björnberg, Ylva Sommerland, Viveka Kjellmer, Mats Nilsson et al.
Dream-playing across borders: accessing the non-texts of Strindberg’s A dream play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and beyond / Astrid von Rosen (ed.), Göteborg, Makadam, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

The Sound of a Dream: On the Use of Wilhelm Stenhammar's Music in the 1918 Düsseldorf Staging of A Dream Play
Alf Björnberg
Astrid von Rosen (ed.): Dream-Playing Across Borders: Accessing the Non-texts of Strindberg's A Dream Play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and Beyond, Göteborg , Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

De l'harmonie éolienne dans les musiques populaires contemporaines
Alf Björnberg
Volume! La revue des musiques populaires, Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Jan Ling, radion och kulturdemokratin
Alf Björnberg
M. Ramsten & G. Ternhag (red.): Apropå Jan Ling – elva texter om musikforskning och musikliv, Stockholm, Kungl. Musikaliska akademien och Svenskt visarkiv, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2013

Recension av Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær: Musik i tv-reklamer: Teori og analyse
Alf Björnberg
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning, Book review 2013
Book review

Invincible heroes: the musical construction of national and European identities in Swedish Eurovision Song Contest entries
Alf Björnberg
D. Tragaki (ed.): Empire of Song: Europe and Nation in the Eurovision Song Contest, Lanham, Toronto & Plymouth, UK, Scarecrow Press, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

"The Power of Music": anti-authoritarian music movements in Scandinavia in '1968'
Alf Björnberg
B. Kutschke & B. Norton (eds.): Music and Protest in 1968, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2012

Moderna människor med mobil musik: om rörligt musiklyssnande före transistoriseringen
Alf Björnberg
Erling Bjurström m.fl. (red.): Senmoderna reflexioner: festskrift till Johan Fornäs, Linköping, Linköping University Electronic Press, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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