I. The used circle of notions as regional, ethnic, national, world and the actual meaning of global culture and music culture. Their use in history and presence in the single genres and areas of music function. Definitions, their limits, and use in actual communication.
II. Our knowledge of our proper and strange music, with the known and unknown, the ethnic, regional, local and otherwise characteristic features, as well as the global and universal phenomena in music.
III. The importance of the media and the new informa-tion and communication technologies in expanding the unified, as well as the ethnic forms and genres of contemporary music.
IV. Social, philosophical, ideological, and conceptual scopes in music concerning its global development.
V. Music cultures differentiated in Europe, in West-, Middle-, North- and East-Europe, as well as in significant music genres in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
VI. The connection between the ethnic elements in the revival movements namely in the 70ties and 80ties and their loss and remarkable changes in style and function taking place in present time.
VII. Musicology and the global development in music culture – Ethnomusicology and traditional music and stiles of music. Explanation, interpretation, and analysis. Traditional research, applied modern methods and technologies in understanding new music.
VIII. The function of integration in the social and cultural development caused by the global forms of music at present and in the past. An outlook into the 21st century.
Chairman of the Department of Ethnomusicology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava|
Privatdozent am Musikwissenschaftlichen Seminar der Humboldt-Universität Berlin|
Chairman of the Department of Ethnomusicology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
|1954- Institute of Musicology, Slovak Academy of Sciences|
|1988 Habil, University of Vienna|
|1988- Institute of Musicology, Vienna University|
|1988-89 Guest Professor, Liszt Ferencz Academy Budapest|
|1989-97 Director of the Institute of Musicology, Comenius University|
|1992 University Professor, Music Academy Bratislava|
|1992-93 Guest Professor, University of Hamburg|
| ||special research Middle European Folk Musik, Musical Instruments, Systematic Musicology, Acustical research, film, video documentation|
Privatdozent am Musikwissenschaftlichen Seminar der Humboldt-Universität Berlin
|1981-86 Klavierstudium, Musikhochschule Freiburg|
|1986-93 Studium der Musikwissenschaften, Japanologie, Mathematik an der Universität Freiburg|
|1993-2000 wiss. Assistent an der Humboldt-Universität Berlin|
|2000 Habilitation für das Fach Musikwissenschaft|