Dr. John Lam
Hong Kong-based researcher John Lam Chun-fai visits the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung for three months, undertaking a project entitled, ‘Twentieth-century music theory and composition in flux: Trilateral interactions between China and Japan with Germany’. With an emphasis on comprehensive musicianship and intercultural dynamics between Europe and East Asia, his endeavours aim to contribute toward emergent approaches to non-linear historiography in music studies. Grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Japan Foundation serve to support his post-doctoral research in Leipzig, Tokyo and Kyoto since 2021. This time in Berlin, he is grateful for a fruitful experience in archival investigation, academic writing as well as instrumental practice.