Berlin and the Digital Music Era

Berlin and the Digital Music Era

Course dates:
4 January, 2020 to 24 January, 2020
1,100 €
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Saturday, 7 December, 2019
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

General information

In many ways, Berlin is a center for contemporary electronic music. This is primarily due to the strong connection between technological and esthetical developments. Nightclubs, such as the Berghain, have a worldwide reputation for their sound systems that allow a very special sensual experience and encourage dancing and partying night after night.

Has the aspiration to better control the digital music processes manually led us to a “post-digital Age”? The course will discuss the relationship between esthetical tendencies and technological developments. A special focus will be on the past and present of techno, (experimental) electronica and electronic dance music. Beyond the Berlin-perspective, the course will examine the current conditions of production and consumption as well as performance and distribution in the music industry.

Besides the discussion of texts and movie extracts, you will get the chance for an exchange with identified experts during excursions.


FUBiS offers the following accommodation options:

  • Single room in a shared apartment at the student dorms
  • Youth Hostel JuLi
  • Homestay with Berlin host family

For more details on the different accommodation options, please click here.


The easiest way to register for FUBiS is by using the online registration form. You can find detailed information on how to register here.

Registration deadline is December 7, 2019.

A comprehensive overview on fees and registration can be found here.

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Contact information


Phone: +49 30 838 73 472