Dalibor Davidović

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Dalibor Davidović (born 3 January 1972 in Našice) is a musicologist and university professor.

Davidović studied musicology at the Zagreb Music Academy (B.A. and M.A.) and obtained his PhD from the University of Hamburg.

His principal areas of research are systematic musicology and aesthetics of music. He published extensively on the epistemological problems of the music studies. In his book Identity and Music: Between Criticism and Technique he explores the contemporary music scholarship concerned with identity politics. His recent research has been focused on the aesthetic problem of listening, on the notion of anarchy in the work of John Cage and on the music ontology of Jewish philosopher Ivan Focht. He is currently researching the work of German film director Hans-Jürgen Syberberg.

He teaches at the Department of Musicology at the Music Academy in Zagreb. From 2016 to 2018 visiting researcher at Berlin University of the Arts. He translated into Croatian books on aesthetics and on philosophy of religion.


  • Istraživanja recepcije u muzikologiji i njihovi izgledi (Reception Research in Musicology and its Prospects), Zagreb: Hrvatsko muzikološko društvo, 2002, ISBN 953-6090-19-8
  • Identität und Musik: Zwischen Kritik und Technik (Identity and Music: Between Criticism and Technique), Vienna: Mille Tre, 2006, ISBN 3-900198-09-8

Editorial work[edit]


  • Foucault hört hin, in: Andreas Holzer & Annegret Huber (eds.): Musikanalysieren im Zeichen Foucaults (= Anklaenge: Wiener Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft), Wien: Mille Tre, 2014, pp. 55-68, ISBN 978-3-900198-39-8
  • Tajna glazbe, Arti musices 45 (2014) 1, 3-32, ISSN 0587-5455
  • Branches, Musicological Annual 51 (2015) 2, 9-25. ISSN 0580-373X (On the notion of anarchy in the work of John Cage)


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