Sebastian Hachmeyer, B.A., M.Sc.

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Music in the Andes
  • Musical Instrument Making in the Andes
  • Musical Sustainability and Music Ecology
  • Anthropology of Music and Environment
  • Ecomusicology
  • Political Ecology of Music
  • Music and Materiality
  • Sound and Music Ontologies (in the Andes)
  • Activist Research and Cultural Critique
  • Environmental Social Sciences and Social-Ecological Research

Curriculum Vitae

Since 08/2019 Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute for Musicology, Department Ethnomusicology, Research Fellow 

09/17 – 09/21 Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), Departments of Music (Ethnomusicology) and Geography, Doctoral Researcher

07/16 – 09/17 Goethe-University of Frankfurt a.M., Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts, Institute for Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Doctoral Researcher

09/13 – 06/15
Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Human Geography Department, Human Ecology Division, M.Sc. in Human Ecology – Culture, Power, Sustainability

09/11 – 01/12 Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute for Political Sciences and International Relations 

10/09 – 03/13 Erfurt University, Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, B.A. in Social Sciences and Economics

Memberships, Functions

  • British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE)
  • German United Trade Union (Ver.di)
  • “Ecomusicology Review” (Editorial Board)
  • “Contrapuntos. Revista de Musicología de Bolivia” (Editorial Board)

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018: Paul Broome Award Department of Geography (RHUL)
  • 2018: Irene Marshall Scholarship (RHUL)
  • Since 2017: Studentship Department of Music (RHUL)
  • 2016 – 2017: Doctoral Scholarship of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation
  • 2011 – 2015: Student Scholarship of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation

Publications and Papers

Hachmeyer, S. 2019. "Die Echos der Knappheit. Einheimischer Bambus und die Nachhaltigkeit des Indigenen Flötenbaus in den bolivianischen Anden". Vortrag im Musikwissenschaftlichen Kolloquium der Universität Göttingen, 4.12.2019.

Hachmeyer, S. 2019. "The Use of Native Woody Bamboos in Flute Making among the Aymara Nations on the Pre-Colombian Altiplano: A First Approximation". Paper presented at the Seminar “Music and Archaeology of Latin America”, Senate House, London, UK, 23.11.2019.

Stobart, H. & S. Hachmeyer. 2019. "While my Flute Forcefully Weeps: Reflections on Musical Crying, Weeping and Whining in the Bolivian Andes". Paper presented at the BFE/SFE Autumn Conference “Music, Sound, Space and Place: Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies”. Department of Music, City, University of London, UK, 1.11.2019.

Hachmeyer, S. & I. Quispe Katunta. 2019. "Crónicas del mohoseño y la vida musical de Mariano Quispe Quispe. Entrevista al maestro luriri de Walata Grande Ignacio Quispe Katunta". Contrapunto. Revista de Musicología (2)2 (Forthcoming).

Hachmeyer, S. 2019. "The Uncontrolled Equivocation of Music Therapy: Health, Illness and Musical Healing among the Kallawaya in the Northern Bolivian Andes". Musicology Research Journal Issue 6 (Spring 2019): 51-82. (

Hachmeyer, S. 2019. "Native Bamboos and Indigenous Flutes: Shifting Landscapes of Musical Instrument Making in Highland Bolivia". Paper presented at the Latin American Music Seminar, Senate House, London, UK, 11.05.2019.

Hachmeyer, S. 2018. "Jacha(ya)ña, el llanto de las flautas en los Andes". Conferencia Magistral presentada en el “Taller multidisciplinario de acústica musical y sonoridades”, Casa del Poeta, La Paz, Bolivia, 20.11.2018.

Hachmeyer, S. 2018. "The Qantu and Music Therapy in the Kallawaya Heritage Context". TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 21-22.

Hachmeyer, S. 2018. "El Qantu y la musicoterapia en el contexto patrimonial kallawaya". TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 21-22.

Hachmeyer, S. 2018. "Die musikalische Ader des Zongo-Tals". Jungle World (Ausgabe # 2018/32)

Hachmeyer, S. 2018. "Los bambúes musicales en estado de emergencia". Contrapunto. Revista de Musicología de Bolivia 1(1): 38-55.

Hachmeyer, S. 2017. "Zwei Seiten eines Blattes". Jungle World (Ausgabe # 2017/49)

Hachmeyer, S. 2017. "Modelando el nicho ecológico de bambúes leñosos (Bambuseae, Poaceae) en Bolivia: Implicaciones para la construcción de aerófonos autóctonos y la conservación de bambúes musicales". Anales de la Reunión Anual de Etnología XXXI. La Paz: MUSEF.

Hachmeyer, S. 2017. "Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part II): Dysfunction of Seasonal Change, Climatic Reversal, and Musical Worlding". Ecomusicology Review (5).

Hachmeyer, S. 2017. "Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part I): Sonorous Meshwork, Musical Performativity, and the Transformation of Pacha". Ecomusicology Review (5).

Hachmeyer, S. 2015. "Atrayendo y deteniendo Ankari: Cambio climático y musical en la región kallawaya". ArqueoAntropoLógicas 5(5): 101-118.

Hachmeyer, S. 2015. "Atrayendo y deteniendo Ankari: Cambio musical y climático en la región kallawaya en el Norte de Bolivia". Tesis de Maestría (inédito), Universidad de Lund, Suecia.

Hachmeyer, S. 2015 "Attracting and Banning Ankari: Musical and Climate Change in the Kallawaya Region in Northern Bolivia". Master Thesis, Lund University, Sweden.

Lectures and Seminars

WS 2019/20

  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Ecomusicology
  • Andean Flute Music and Aymara Indigenous Organology


Sebastian Hachmeyer, B.A. M.Sc.
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Musikethnologie

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (HMTMH)
Neues Haus 1
30175 Hannover

Büro: Seelhorststr. 3
Raum: 2.007

Email: Sebastian Hachmeyer
Telefon: (0511) 3100 - 7632

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