Ritual, Music, Death, Memorial Culture
Martin J.M. Hoondert (* 1967) studied musicology and theology and is specialized in music and rituals. Since 2007 he is (associate) professor of ‘Music, Religion & (Digital) Ritual’ at the Department of Culture Studies of Tilburg University (the Netherlands). His research focuses on ‘death rituals’, ‘music and death’ and ‘practices of memorialization’. His research topics are: the development of the cremation ritual in the Netherlands, the contemporary requiem, musical repertories of funeral rites, commemoration and music, music and grief/bereavement, music and consolation, music and the First and Second World War, practices of memorialization regarding genocide (esp. Armenia and Srebrenica).