Karl Joosep Pihel

Tartu University Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics

PhD student in Semiotics and Cultural Studies at Tartu University. His research has focused on various theoretical accounts on musical meaning from a semiotic perspective; his doctoral thesis focuses on the synthesis of modern-day diagrammatologic studies and musical semiotics to explain the prevalence of analogy-type musical meaning through a Peircean semiotic. Previously, in his MA thesis, he wrote on representation of space and motion. He has also studied musicology at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, where he wrote on narrative studies and topic theory in music.