Lap Kwan Kam

  • Field: Musicology
  • Professional: Associate Professor
  • Title: Full-time Faculty
  • Degrees: Ph.D., University of Vienna
  • E-Mail: kam@nctu.edu.tw
  • Office Tel.: (03) 571 2121 ex. 58308
Kam Lap-Kwan is Associate Professor at the Institute of Music, National Chiao Tung University and, as adjunct faculty, at the Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University. He studied composition and music theory at the Hochschule für Musik (MA) and musicology at the University (MPhil, PhD) in Vienna, with several scholarships from Alban Berg Stiftung and the Austrian government. He was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong in 2010 and Visiting Scholar at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2011. A cofounder of Taiwan Musicology Forum in 2005 and the program chair of the Biennial Conference of the Regional Association for East Asia, International Musicological Society in 2013, he also served on the international advisory board of the Journal of the Royal Music Association (2014-19) and the editorial board of Formosan Journal of Music Research (2017-20). His current research concerns comparative music historiography in Austria, Taiwan, and Canada, Mahler and Viennese critical modernism, as well as sound and music in film. Recent publications: “Between Musicology and Mythology at the Stunde Null: Austria’s 950th ‘Birthday’ and the 50th Anniversary of Bruckner’s Death,” in Dreams of Germany: Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor (New York: Berghahn, 2019); “Traditional Music, Alternative Modernity, and Internal Colonialism: Reassessing the Campaigns and for National Music and Folk Songs in Postwar Taiwan,” in Decentering Musical Modernity: Perspectives on East Asian and European Music History (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2019).