Dahlia Borsche is Research Associate in the Department of Musicology and Media Studies at Humboldt University Berlin, where her research interests focus on contemporary and transcultural music processes, thereby expanding traditional discipline boundaries to the fields of sound, urban and cultural studies.
After working as a student assistant at the Collaborative Research Centre 626 “Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits” for several years, and besides being active as a curator, promoter, and DJ, she worked as coordination manager and producer at CTM between 2006 and 2009. In 2009, she completed her Master’s degree with a thesis on the fragile border between artificial and popular music in the field of the contemporary avant-garde, and took up a job as research assistant in the newly created study programme “Applied Musicology” at Alpen-Adria-Universität in Klagenfurt (Austria). While there, she also curated the concert programme of Lendspiel Festival.
After moving back to Berlin, Dahlia began her PhD programme on bridging the gap between “high” and “low” music scenes. The thesis is supervised by Frank Hentschel at the University of Cologne, where she maintained a lectureship for several semesters. Borsche currently works at Humboldt-University’s Trans-Cultural Musicology department and co-curates CTM’s Discourse programme since 2015.