To focus on sonic technology aesthetics and popular culture;
- To quickly establish MaSK among the premier music and sound research groups in Scandinavia and wider academia;
- To set the agenda for research in the field;
- To be a magnet for postgraduate and research students in the field and to nurture young researchers;
- To be a focus for research funding, local, national and international;
- To ensure that research outcomes feed into music education at AAU.
The above aims will be achieved through a number of objectives:
- Regular meetings throughout the year that, in addition to MaSK business, serve as a forum for MaSK researchers to put forward novel ideas, new research and to receive help and constructive criticism in return;
- Publish and disseminate research outcomes;Acquire funding to support research ideas and attract researchers and students;
- Host conferences (such as Art of Recording, Audio Mostly);
- Establish PhD seminars;
- Host visiting researchers;
- Ensure visibility in and collaboration with external networks such as European Sound Studies Association and Sound in Media Culture;
- Feed research outcomes into teaching and the development of new modules.