Dr. Sebastian Hachmeyer

Steckbrief

1. Was hat Sie dazu gebracht, Musikwissenschaft zu studieren?
Ich habe neben Umweltanthropologie, Humanökologie, und integrative Geographie auch Musikwissenschaften, insbesondere Musikethnologie, studiert, weil ich an einer ökologischen Perspektive von Musik interessiert war und mein Hobby mit meiner wissenschaftlichen Laufbahn verbinden wollte.

2. Was bedeutet für Sie, Musik zu erforschen?
Musik zu erforschen, bedeutet für mich, unsere naturalisierten Seins- und Denkensweisen zu transzendieren, um neue Welten zu erfahren.

3. Was können Studierende im Musikwissenschaftsstudium in Göttingen bei Ihnen lernen?
Studierende können wir bei mir lernen, wie Musik und das Studium von Musik in seinem Mannigfaltigen mit zentralen Fragen von Nachhaltigkeit, Ökologie, Umwelt und Materialität zusammenhängen.


  • Since 01/2021 Georg August University of Göttingen Department of Musicology, Cultural Musicology Research Fellow (Sound Knowledge Project)
  • 08/19 – 02/20 Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media Institute for Musicology, Department Ethnomusicology Research Fellow
  • 09/17 – 12/20 Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) Departments of Music (Ethnomusicology) and Geography Doctoral Researcher
  • 07/16 – 09/17 Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main Department of Musicology, Ethnomusicology Doctoral Researcher
  • 09/13 – 06/15 Lund University Department of Human Geography, Human Ecology Division M.Sc. in Human Ecology: Culture, Power, Sustainability
  • 09/11 – 01/12 Vilnius University Faculty of Philosophy Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences
  • 10/09 – 03/13 Erfurt University Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences B.A. in Social Sciences and Economics



  • Ecomusicology
  • Music and Climate Change
  • (Political) Ecology of Music
  • Sustainable Musicology
  • Music and Environmental Anthropology
  • Indigenous Music in the Andes (Bolivia)
  • Musical Instrument Making
  • Music, Materiality, Materialism
  • Sound Studies and Music Ontologies
  • Musical Healing
  • Music and Postcolonialism
  • Musical Ethnography





PhD Thesis:

  • Hachmeyer, S. (2020). "Musical Bamboos: Flute Making, Natural Resources, and Sustainability in the Bolivian Andes". PhD Thesis, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.

Co-Edited Journal Issues:

  • Hachmeyer, S. & B. Rozo-López. (Forthcoming). "Sounds of Alterity in Bolivia – Sonidos de la Alteridad en Bolivia", Contrapunto. Revista de Musicología de Bolivia, tbc. (Special Edition about Music and Sound Ontologies in Bolivia)

Journal Papers

  • Hachmeyer, S. (2017). "Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part II): Dysfunction of Seasonal Change, Climatic Reversal, and Musical Worlding". Ecomusicology Review (5).
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2017). "Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part I): Sonorous Meshwork, Musical Performativity, and the Transformation of Pacha". Ecomusicology Review (5).
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2018). "Los bambúes musicales en estado de emergencia". Contrapunto. Revista de Musicología de Bolivia 1(1): 38-55.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2018). "The Qantu and Music Therapy in the Kallawaya Heritage Context". TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 21-22.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2019). "The Uncontrolled Equivocation of Music Therapy: Health, Illness, and Musical Healing among the Kallawaya in the Northern Bolivian Andes". Musicology Research Journal Issue 6 (Spring 2019): 51-82.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Baustellen der Nachhaltigkeit: Einheimischer Bambus und Indigener Flötenbau in den bolivianischen Anden", in Fuhr, M., Klenke, K. & Mendívil, J. (eds.) Diggin’ Up Music: Musikethnologie als Baustelle. Hildesheim: Universitätsverlag und Georg Olms Verlag, pp. 164-169.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (Forthcoming). "Native Bamboos and Pre-Hispanic Flutes on the Altiplano around Lake Titicaca: A Fresh Perspective on Andean Music Archaeology". Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, tbc.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (Forthcoming). "Crónicas del mohoseño y la vida musical de Mariano Quispe Quispe. Entrevista al maestro luriri de Walata Grande Ignacio Quispe Catunta". Contrapunto. Revista de Musicología de Bolivia, tbc.

Conference Papers

  • Hachmeyer, S. (2017). "Entre los caminos del bambú y la cañahueca: Desde la diversidad biológica acústica hasta su uso musical y no-musical". Mesa Redonda durante la Reunión Anual de Etnología, Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore (MUSEF), La Paz, Bolivia, 25.08.2017.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2018). "Jacha(ya)ña: El llanto musical de los Andes". Conferencia Magistral presentada en el “Taller Multidisciplinario de acústica musical y sonoridades” (Multidisciplinary Workshop of Musical Acoustics and Sonorities), Casa del Poeta, La Paz, Bolivia, 20.11.2018.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2019). "Native Bamboos and Indigenous Flutes. Shifting Landscapes of Musical Instrument Making in Highland Bolivia". Paper presented at the Latin American Music Seminar, Senate House, London, UK, 11.05.2019.
  • Stobart, H. & S. Hachmeyer. (2019). "While my Flute Forcefully Weeps: Reflections on Musical Crying, Weeping and Whining in the Bolivian Andes". Paper presented at the BFE/SFE Autumn Conference “Music, Sound, Space and Place: Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies”, Department of Music, City, University of London, UK, 1.11.2019.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2020). "Musical Bamboos, Environmental Sustainability, and the Limitations of Cultural Safeguarding". Lecture and Workshop given at the SDG Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’ of the Centre for World Music, Hildesheim, 06-07.10.2020.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Musical Bamboos: Flute Making, Natural Resources, and Sustainability in the Bolivian Andes". Paper presented at the BFE Annual Conference “Music, Culture and Nature”, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, 08-11.04.2021.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Saisonalität, Reziprozität, und die Umkehrung der Welt: Nachhaltigkeit Indigener Musik in den bolivianischen Anden in Zeiten des Klimawandels". Vortrag im Kolloquium des Musikwissenschaftlichen Seminars der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 14.04.2021.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Ökomusikologien des Klimawandels". Vortrag im Kolloquium des Instituts für Musikwissenschat Weimar-Jena der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar, 09.06.2021.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Music, Therapy, Cosmology: Sound Anthropological Reflections from the Andes". Paper presented at the IAMM With You Series of the International Association for Music and Medicine, 29.09.2021.
  • Abels, B. & S. Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Sound Knowledge of Moana: Performing Arts in Micronesia and the Fluidic Sensibilities Inherent in Oceanic Connection". Paper presented at the Conference of the IMS Study Group “Global History of Music” in Taipei, Taiwan, 15.10.2021.
  • Hachmeyer, S. (2021). "Climate Change and the Sound Knowledge of Music: Musical Knowing between Cosmologies and Colonialities". Paper presented at the Roundtable Rethinking Climate Crisis and Climate Justice through Indigenous Musical Refraction during the SEM Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, US, 28.10.2021.