Stefan Gasch studied musicology, German medieval studies and historical auxiliary sciences in Munich and Vienna. In 2008, he received his doctorate in Vienna with a thesis on polyphonic mass proper settings at the court of Wilhelm IV of Bavaria. His research interests include sacred music of the early modern period (liturgy, music at rulers’ courts, music in the context of martial veneration), questions of source studies and music philology, the phenomena of “war and peace” in music, and turn-of-the-century aesthetics (music, painting, poetry). Stefan Gasch has been head of the New Senfl Edition since 2015.
Matthias Guschelbauer studied musicology at the University of Vienna and completed his Master’s degree with a thesis on Max Reger’s choral work Die Nonnen op. 112. In winter 2019 he worked as an intern at the Max-Reger-Institut in Karlsruhe, and from 2019 to 2020 he was involved in cleaning and cataloguing the damaged historical cathedral music archive of St. Stephan Vienna. In the summer of 2021, he completed an internship at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In his previous activities, he was able to deal intensively with primary sources from the 13th to the 20th century and their editing. Matthias Guschelbauer has been a staff member of the New Senfl Edition since September 2022.
Jonas Pfohl studied musicology at the universities of Tübingen and Vienna. In 2017, he received his doctorate from the University of Vienna with a thesis on Motet compositions at the court of Maximilian II (1527-1576). He is a lecturer at the University of Vienna. From 2013 to 2022 he was editor for the Alban Berg Gesamtausgabe. Jonas Pfohl has been a staff member of the New Senfl Edition since May 2022.
August Rabe studied musicology, musical performance and art history, as well as harpsichord in Weimar and Jena, and received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in 2021. In his dissertation entitled Benutze nun die Tafeln selbst. Collecting, Writing, Teaching and Practising with a Fundamentum (ca.1440-1550), he brings together for the first time all the sources related to the Fundamenta and looks at these cultural artefacts from numerous new perspectives. Making vocal and instrumental music from historical notations fascinates him as much as the scholarly questions it raises. August joined the team of the New Senfl Edition in March 2022.
Former team members
Scott Lee Edwards received his PhD in the History and Literature of Music from the University of California at Berkeley with a dissertation on repertory migration in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown at the turn of the seventeenth century. He was a College Fellow in the Department of Music at Harvard University and has taught at New York University, Excelsior College, the University of Vienna and IES Abroad Vienna. His research focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Central European music in its connections to cultural history, multilingualism and linguistics, the history of the book, and migration and diaspora studies. Scott Edwards was a staff member at the New Senfl Edition from 2015 until November 2021.
Julia Moser studied pharmacology in Vienna and London and musicology at the University of Vienna. Her main interests are music before 1600 and source studies as well as classical philology. She is currently working on her Master’s thesis, which focuses on the hitherto unknown Latin music treatise A-LIs Cod. 255 (AT-OOeLB Hs.-255) from ca. 1530. From this source, she is compiling an edition of the 25 polyphonic musical examples of musica mensurata, which are based on German tenor songs, sacred or even unknown melodies and whose use in this context represents a distinctive feature. The aim of the work is furthermore to identify the templates and to contextualise the examples. Julia Moser worked at the New Senfl Edition from October 2020 until February 2022.
Sonja Tröster was a staff member at New Senfl Edition until September 2020. Her research interests include vernacular music culture as well as music and humanism in the sixteenth century, music philology and the reception of early music in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since 1 October 2020, she has been serving as university assistant for historical musicology at the Department of Musicology, University of Vienna.