Kaire Maimets: CV incl. publications

  Short CV
Full Curriculum Vitae
Education and academic degrees International conference presentations
Employment record
(full time)
Teaching experience, incl. course development
Research

Invited lectures and external examining

Academic publications Other training, qualifications and experience
Edited volumes

Awards, prizes, honorary positions

Contact   
   

updated 2016-05-02

Top Short CV

Kaire Maimets is a musicologist (MA 2003, PhD 2009, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre) with a background in semiotics and cultural studies (BA 2000, University of Tartu) and film studies (courses on film history and analysis attended at Dept. of Audiovisual Arts, Tallinn Pedagogical University during MA studies at the Estonian Academy of Music). She has presented conference papers, published and lectured on musical multimedia, popular music (incl. film and TV-music), and on the use of semiotics in music analysis. Her research focuses on the dynamic between music as sonic structures (‘text’) and their cultural meanings, functions and uses (‘context`). One of her substantial research interests has been the application of Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing concert works in film soundtracks (also the subject of her 2009 dissertation). She is currently investigating the social, ideological and musical meanings, functions and uses of pop-rock songs associated with the Estonian ‘Singing Revolution’ (1987-1991). Since 2003 Maimets has primarily worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the Dept. of Musicology of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, except during 2011–12 when she helped the Pärt family establish the International Arvo Pärt Centre at Laulasmaa (Estonia).


Top Full curriculum vitae

First and family name: KAIRE MAIMETS
Date of birth: December 1977
Nationality: Estonian

Top EDUCATION & ACADEMIC DEGREES

2003–2009
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia). PhD (Musicology). Dissertation: “Mediating the ‘idea of One’: Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing music in film” [in English]. Supervisor: Prof. Jaan Ross. External examiner: Prof. Philip Tagg.
2000–2003
Estonian Academy of Music (Tallinn, Estonia). MA (Musicology). Thesis: “The relationship between image and music in the film Ukuaru (1973) by Leida Laius” [in Estonian; summary in English].
1997–2000
University of Tartu (Estonia). BA (Semiotics and Culturology). Thesis: “The semantics of key relationships in La traviata and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi” [in Estonian; summary in English].
1996–1997
Augusta State University (Georgia, USA). Stipendiary of Georgia Rotary Student Program. Performance major (violin, piano); Musicology minor.
1993–1996
Heino Eller Tartu Music School; Performance major (violin).


Top EMPLOYMENT RECORD (full-time only)

Since 2013 Research fellow, Dept. of Musicology, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia)
2011–2012 Artistic director, International Arvo Pärt Centre (Laulasmaa, Estonia)
2009–2011 General coordinator, Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia)
2003–2009 (Extraordinary) Research fellow, Dept. of Musicology, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (former Estonian Academy of Music)
2001–2004 Senior librarian at the Dept. of Acquisitions of the Academic Library of Tallinn University (formerly: Estonian Academic Library)

Top RESEARCH

Current research interests:

1) Fields: musicology of the popular: musical mass media, musical multimedia; film music studies;
               musical signification; semiotic music analysis

2) Topics: Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing concert music in films; ideas, attitudes, identities, ideologies
               mediated through musical structures; music as a performed sound (esp. the play of
               ‘non‐notatable’ parameters of music); social and ideological aspects of Estonian pop-rock
               in the 1980s


Top ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

In English

  • Maimets, Kaire (2016, forthcoming). ‘Estonian Singing Revolution: Musematic insights’. In: Ivana Perković (ed.) Musical Identities and European Perspective: an Interdisciplinary Approach. Bern: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • Maimets-Volt, Kaire (2013). ‘Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli music in film’. Music and the Moving Image, 1: 55–71.
  • Maimets-Volt, Kaire (2009). Mediating the ‘idea of One’: Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing music in film (PhD in Musicology). Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Dissertations 4. Tallinn: Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia. [237 pp]
  • Maimets, Kaire (2003). ‘Towards the analysis of narrative film as integrated artistic multimedia text’. In: R. Kopiez, A.C. Lehmann, I. Wolther, Chr. Wolf (eds.). Proceedings of the 5th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). (CD-ROM, ISBN 3-931852-67-9). Hanover: Hanover University of Music and Drama.

In Estonian

  • Maimets, Kaire (2016). Boolerost “Koiduni” (=From Bolero to Koit). Teater. Muusika. Kino, 12 [10 pp.].
  • Maimets, Kaire (2014). ‘Muusikasemiootika’. [Music semiotics]. In: Silvi Salupere, Kalevi Kull (eds.). Semiootika. [Handbook of Semiotics: Semiotics]. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus. [To be published]
  • Maimets-Volt, Kaire (2014). ‘(Üles)tähendusi muusikast’ [Music’s meanings]. In: P. Karro, K. Orav (koost.). Sõbralik semiootika. Semiosalongi tekste aastast 2011–2014. Tartu, Tallinn: Semiosalong: 75–83.
  • Maimets-Volt, Kaire (2010). ‘Vahendades ‘Üht’: Arvo Pärdi tintinnabuli-muusika tähendusväljast’. [Mediating ‘the One’: Paramusical field of connotation of Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli music]. Res musica, 2: 75–87.
  • Maimets-Volt, Kaire (2006). ‘Vaid üks on taevas’. [The One is heaven. (Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing music in Tom Tykwer’s Heaven)]. Teater. Muusika. Kino, 11: 90–102.
  • Maimets, Kaire (2004). ‘Millega tegeleb muusikasemiootika?’. [What is music semiotics about?]. In: Jaan Ross, Kaire Maimets (eds.). Mõeldes muusikast. Sissevaateid muusikateadusesse [Handbook of Musicology: Thinking Music. Glances at musicology]: 476–502. Tallinn: Varrak.
  • Maimets, Kaire (2004). ‘Tasakaal su ümber ja su sees: “Ukuaru”’. [Equilibrium around and within you: “Ukuaru”]. Teater. Muusika. Kino, 6: 92–100; 7: 77–85.
  • Maimets Kaire (2003). ‘Mõtisklusi Sergei Eisensteini “audiovisuaalse partituuri” teemal’ [Some afterthoughts on Sergei Eisenstein’s “audiovisual score”]. Teater. Muusika. Kino, 7: 77–84; 8/9: 102–105.
  • Maimets, Kaire (2003). ‘Muusikast filmis’. [Music in film]. Muusika, 7/8: 34–41.
  • Maimets, Kaire (2001). ‘Filmimuusikast – Eestis peaaegu esimest korda’. [On film music / music in film – almost for the first time in Estonian]. Vikerkaar, 5–6: 101–108.
  • Maimets, Kaire (2001). ‘Sissejuhatus muusikasemiootikasse’. [Introduction to music semiotics]. Akadeemia, 6: 1223–1250. [With minor modifications published also as: Maimets Kaire (2001). ‘Lühike sissejuhatus muusikasemiootikasse’. [A short introduction to music semiotics]. Acta Semiotica Estica I: 98–125. Tartu: Eesti Semiootika Selts, Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus.]
  • Maimets Kaire (2001). ‘Helistike semantika Giuseppe Verdi ooperites “Rigoletto” ja “Traviata”’ [The semantics of key relationships in La traviata and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi”]. Teater. Muusika. Kino, 5: 56–61.

Top Edited volumes

  • Maimets-Volt, K. (guest editor) (2008). Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1&2 (Spring/Fall). Special volume: Singing. Revised selected papers of 3rd Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM07) – Tallinn, Estonia, August 2007. Print ISSN: 1307-0401, online ISSN: 1306-9055.
  • CIM07: 3rd Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (Tallinn, Estonia, 15–19 August 2007). Abstracts. Kaire Maimets-Volt, Richard Parncutt, Manuela Marin, and Jaan Ross (eds.).
  • Proceedings of the Third Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology (CIM07). K. Maimets-Volt, R. Parncutt, M. Marin & J. Ross (eds.). Tallinn, Estonia, 15-19 August 2007 [Full texts]
  • Mõeldes muusikast. Sissevaateid muusikateadusesse. [Handbook of musicology: Thinking Music. Glances at musicology]. J. Ross, K. Maimets (eds.). Tallinn: “Varrak”, 2004

Top INVITED LECTURES & KEYNOTES;
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENDED with PAPERS DELIVERED

2016

13th Congress on Musical Signification —‘Sound and Subject through Ages: musical meanings in narratives, topics and technologies’: Canterbury Christ Church University (Canterbury & London, UK): “The Estonian Singing Revolution: musematic insights”; also presentation at the NIMiMS panel ‘Music Semiotics and the Inclusion of Music in Music Studies’ (with Bob Davis, Esa Lilja and Philip Tagg).

2015 NIMiMS symposium, Helsinki University / Pop & Jazz Conservatory (Finland): “Singing revolution: Music causing trouble”
2015 Invited keynote: “Arvo Pärt's tintinnabuli music in film”. Keynote presentation at the 1st International Conference/Workshop of Creative Technologies: Music and Sound in Film / New Media: History and Challenges (http://filmsoundmedia.lmta.lt/). Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
2015 Invited keynote: “Music and the Moving Image”. Invited presentation at the two-day intensive graduate seminar on contemporary music and visuality: Sculpting the Sound. Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT), Tallinn
2015 1st symposium of the Network for the Inclusion of Music in Music Studies (NIMiMS). Leeds Beckett University (UK): “Facing the Music in Music Studies and Teaching” (see summary).
2014 1st International Congress of Numanities (ICoN2014): The Role of Humanities in Contemporary Society: Semiotics, Culture, Technologies. Kaunas (Lithuania): “‘Distant bolero drums’ in Estonian national mega-hit “Koit” (“Dawn”) by Tõnis Mägi”

2014

Invited lecture: “Arvo Pärdi muusikast filmides” [Arvo Pärt’s music in films]. Lecture in the series “Word and Music: Seminars on Arvo Pärt’s Creation” celebrating Arvo Pärt as Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Tartu, appointed for the academic year 2013/14.

2014 Invited paper: “Music in film”. Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) conference Vaadata. Lugeda. Mõista [Looking. Seeing. Understanding]. Tartu Uus Teater, Tartu (Estonia).
2013 Invited paper: „Mida me kuuleme muusikat kuulates?” [What do we hear when listening to music?]. Presentation in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Estonian Semiotics Association: “Semiootika Eestis, Eesti semiootikas“ [Semiotics in Estonia, Estonia in semiotics].
2013 Invited lecture: “Mis kõnetab meid Arvo Pärdi muusikas?” [What speaks to us in Arvo Pärt’s music?]. Public lecture invited by the Dept. of Music, Pärnu Central Library.
2013

Invited lecture: (Üles)tähendusi muusikast“ [Music’s meanings]. Student workshop Semiosalong in Viljandi (Estonia).

2009 4th Music & The Moving Image conference, New York City, NY: “Mediating the ‘idea of One’: Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing music in film”
2008 15th Nordic Musicological Congress, Oslo (Norway): “Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli music in contemporary film”
2006 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition / 6th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Bologna (Italy). Poster presentation: “Imag(in)ing the music of Arvo Pärt: The importance of context”
2006 Invited lecture: “Kuidas muusika filmis tähendusi loob?” [How does music create meanings in film?]. 4-hour workshop for the Estonian Music Library Association.
2003 5th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Hanover (Germany): “Towards the analysis of narrative film as integrated artistic multimedia text”
2003 Invited lecture: “Pildi ja muusika suhe filmikunsti teoses: mõistmisest ja analüüsimisest” [Relationship of image and music in film as integrated artistic text: How to understand, how to analyse?]. Seminar for the Estonian Semiotics Association in collaboration with the Department of Theory of Culture and Literature of Estonian Literary Museum.
2001 Invited panel: III Semiootika Sügiskool “Integratsioon ja identiteedid” [3rd Fall School of Semiotics: “Integration and Identities”], Kääriku (Estonia); leader and head speaker of the panel “Mahavaikitud filmimuusika – kirjandusest filmini: intersemiootika” [Unspoken film music – from literature to film: Intersemiotics]
2000 8th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Helsinki/Tallinn: “The semantics of key relationships in La traviata and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi”

 

Top TEACHING EXPERIENCE (INCL. COURSE DEVELOPMENT)

Original courses: I have designed, developed, and held the following semester-length undergraduate and graduate courses:
2015- Semiotic Music Analysis, Dept. of Musicology, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (graduate musicology and music students; in Estonian): 1½ hours per week, class size 8.
2014
2016
Music Semiotics: Introduction, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu (graduates, in Estonian, for non-music students): 1½ hours per week, class size 26.
2014 Music in Film and History of Film Music, Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn University (graduates, in English, for non-music students): 1½ hours per week, class size 24.
2015-...
2013
2005
Music in Film: Introduction, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (undergraduates, in Estonian, for music students): 1½ hours per week, class size 20–22.

2004
2006

Music and Sound in Audiovisual Work of Art, Dept. of Audiovisual Arts, Tallinn Pedagogical University (undergraduates, in Estonian, for non-music students): 1½ hours per week, class size 10–12.
2003 Image, Sound and Music in Film, Dept. of Audiovisual Arts, Tallinn Pedagogical University (undergraduates, in Estonian, for non-music students): 1½ hours per week, class size 12.
  • I’ve taught 19th-Century Music History in English to the foreign undergraduate music students at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2013/14 (1½ hours per week, class size 12).
  • Since 2014 I have supervised foreign graduate students (performance majors) on writing their MA/PhD theses at the EAMT (research seminars 1½ hours per week, class size 12).
  • Starting in 2016 I teach ‘Academic Writing’ (in English) to foreign PhD students in music and musicology (research seminars 1½ hours per week plus supervision; class size 4-5).
  • Assisting lecturer in the four-day intensive graduate seminar “Analysing Popular Music: Theory, Method, and Practice”, led by Prof. Philip Tagg, organised by the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, 3–6 March 2015.


Top External examining, peer reviews, etc.

2015 Expert reviews for the National Student Research Competition organised by the Estonian Research Council in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.
2012 External examiner, MA in Musicology, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
2003 External examiner, MA in Semiotics and culturology, University of Tartu.
Peer-reviews for articles contributed to Acta Semiotica Estica (ISSN 1406-9563), Music and the Moving Image (ISSN 1940-7610), Sign System Studies (ISSN 1406-4243), Res Musica (ISSN 1736-8553).


Top OTHER TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

2013 One-semester course for improving teaching skills: “Õppimine ja õpetamine kõrgkoolis” [Learning and teaching at the tertiary level]. Directors: Mari Karm (PhD), Anu Sarv. University of Tartu (Estonia).
2003 Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) Summer University course “Crossing the Boundaries: Music as the Expression of Social and Political Ideas in Modern East[ern]-Europe (with extension to the Middle East)”. Course director: Judit Frigyesi; resource persons: Michael Beckerman, Walter Feldman, Ruth HaCohen, and Jaroslav Mihule.
1998 6th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Helsinki University, Helsinki. Director: Eero Tarasti.


Computer literacy

Windows 98, 2000, XP, 10 (MS Office, incl. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet, web publishing, some sound-editing and video-editing software; common user

Language skills

Oral and scribal fluency in Estonian (mother tongue) and English; able to read and understand some French and Russian.



Top AWARDS, PRIZES, HONORARY POSITIONS

2009 1st prize (1600€) at the National Student Research Competition (category: Social Sciences and Culture; level: Doctoral Students) for the PhD dissertation Mediating the ‘idea of One’: Arvo Pärt’s pre-existing music in film (Tallinn, 2009).
2007 Advisory board member, Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies
2006-08 Council member, CIM (Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology)
2006 Laureate of the yearly award of the journal Teater. Muusika. Kino.
2006 Acknowledgement letter for participating in the competition “Estonian Science Popularization Award” with the Estonian handbook of musicology Mõeldes muusikast. Sissevaateid muusikateadusesse [Thinking Music. Glances at musicology] (Tallinn, 2004), co-edited by Jaan Ross and Kaire Maimets.
2003 Laureate of the yearly award of the journa lTeater. Muusika. Kino.
2001-2002 award scholarship from the Estonian National Culture Foundation (15 000 EEK).
2001

Laureate of the yearly award of the journal Teater. Muusika. Kino.

 

Top Organisational membership and offices held

Estonian Musicological Society: member since 2000, Board member 2001–2011, vice-chair 2005–2009
International Musical Signification Project: member since 2000
NIMiMS (Network for the Inclusion of Music in Music Studies): treasurer since January 2015
IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music): member since 2015

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