Music enables in different genres to express anger, aggression and other negative emotions in varying intensity. For one thing, music can be used as a form of expression, at the same time it can be a vehicle through which one can reveal and process one’s emotions. For some musicians, the presentation of all kinds of emotions is a way of artistic expression and a crucial part of their performance. In our third edition of "Convo Club" we will talk to media theorist Kristina Pia Hofer and musicologist Christina Lessiak about anger and aggression as a genre transcending musical phenomenon, where both will also draw from their own artistic practice.
Mag. Dr. Kristina Pia Hofer, M.A. (1979 Linz, lives in Vienna) is a media theorist and teaches at the department of media theory and cross-disciplinary strategies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Currently she carries out her research on material theories of the audio visual, amateur/DIY-media practices and affective potentials of queer-feminist collaborations.
Christina Lessiak, M.A. (1988 Klagenfurt, lives in Graz) studied musicology and interdisciplinary gender studies in Graz and completed an apprenticeship for event engineering. Since then, she has been working in culture. At the moment she is a musician in pop bands (Crush, maneki nekoč, Circle A), conducts workshops and works as a university assistant at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.