Aims of MaSK

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.