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 Borsche worked at Humboldt-University’s Trans-Cultural Musicology department and co-curates CTM’s Discourse programme since 2015. In 2019 she has taken on the position of Head of Music at the DAAD Artist-In-Residence programme.