Cologne 2005

XXI EUROPEAN SEMINAR IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
KÖLN, 24 – 28 AUGUST 2005

Wednesday, August 24
16.00 JOHN BLACKING MEMORIAL LECTURE

Robert GÜNTHER (Germany)
The Anthropology of Hearing and Listening: Prolegomena to a Theory of Music Perception and Understanding


Thursday, August 25
9.00 – 11.00 Session 1: Hidden Voices? – European Traditions of Ethnomusicology

  • Gerlinde HAID (Austria): The Journal ‘Das deutsche Volkslied’ (1899-1944) – an Ambiguous Voice from Austria
  • Taive SÄRG (Estonia): Estonian Ethnomusicology and Folk Music in Forming National Image
  • Daphne TRAGAKI (Greece): Hidden Voices in Spectacular Projects: ‘Discovering’ Greek Folk Song
  • Ursula HEMETEK (Austria): Studies on Music of Minorities in European Ethnomusicology

11.30 – 13.00 Session 2: Hidden Voices? – European Traditions of Ethnomusicology

  • Artur SIMON (Germany): Concepts, Definitions and Goals of Ethnomusicology as Covered by European Publications
  • Anna CZEKANOWSKA (Poland): The Objectively Oriented Approach Re-Examined
  • Udo WILL (U.S.A.): The Necessity for a Post-Postmodernist Agenda and European Contributions to a Paradigm Change in Ethnomusicology

14.30 – 16.00 Session 3: Hidden Voices? – European Traditions of Ethnomusicology

  • Susanne ZIEGLER (Germany):The Archive without Archive: World War II and its Consequences for the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv
  • Britta SWEERS (Germany): Ethnomusicology at Germany’s Musikhochschulen
  • Maurice MENGEL (Germany): The Age of Archives in Early Romanian Ethnomusicology

16.30 – 18.00 Session 4: Hidden Voices? – European Traditions of Ethnomusicology

  • Anu VISSEL (Estonia):Conferences of Finno-Ugric Folk Music in Estonia
  • Anna PLAKHOVA (Russia):The General Theory of Monody and its Possibilities in Modern Ethnomusicology
  • Hans-Hinrich THEDENS (Norway):Intonation Studies in Norwegian Folk Music Research

18.15 – 20.00 Video session

  • Valentina SUZUKEI (Russia): The Music of Tuva
  • Simone TARSITANI (Italy): Zikri Rituals in Harar
  • Andreas MEYER (Germany): Playing for the Ladies – Master Musicians of Ghanaian Female Singing Groups

Friday, August 26
9.00 – 11.00 Session 5: Hidden Voices? – European Traditions of Ethnomusicology

  • Francesco GIANNATTASIO and Giovanni GIURIATI (Italy): Presence of Italy in Post World War II European Ethnomusicology
  • Wim van der MEER (The Netherlands): Kunst and Daniélou: Reassessment of Their Theoretical Impact
  • Final Discussion: Hidden Voices? – European Traditions of Ethnomusicology

11.30 – 13.00 Panel 1:  Glossing Over Rhythmic Style and Musical Identity: The Case of Polish Dance Rhythms in Poland and Scandinavia, Part III

Bjørn AKSDAL (Norway), Ewa DAHLIG-TUREK (Poland), Dan LUNDBERG (Sweden), Rebecca SAGER (U.S.A.)

14.30 – 15.30 Panel 2: Analytical Approaches to Unmetered Rhythm: Case Studies of North Indian alap

Udo WILL (U.S.A.), Martin CLAYTON (United Kingdom)

16.00 – 17.30 Session 6: Sounding the “Sacred”: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music

  • Domenico DI VIRGILIO (Italy): Sounding the ‘Sacred’: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music
  • Slawomira ZERANSKA-KOMINEK (Poland): Music in Rituals of Love and Death
  • Galina B. SYTCHENKO (Russia):Traditional Cultures: ‘The Sacred – non-Sacred’, or ‘Another Sacrality’?

18.00 – 19.30 Session 7: Sounding the “Sacred”: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music

  • Stéphanie WEISSER (Belgium): The Begana, Sacred Lyre of the Amhara of Ethiopia
  • Joseph S. KAMINSKI (U.S.A.): ‘Sound Barrage’ as Aesthetic and Threshold in Asante Court Music Experience
  • Bosoma SHERIFF (Nigeria)

Saturday, August 27
9.00 – 11.00 Session 8: Sounding the “Sacred”: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music

  • Narek V. TOVMASYAN (Armenia): Metaphysical Aspect of Blessing Genre in Armenia
  • Maria SAMOKOVLIEVA (Bulgaria): For the Metaphysical Qualities of the Vocal and Instrumental Music in the Bulgarian Rituals
  • Marin MARIAN B?LA?A (Romania): A Romanian Example of Experiencing the Sacred Musically
  • Auste NAKIENE (Lithuania): Lithuania, You Are Sacred! Anti-Soviet Rock of 1989 and Patriotic Hip-hop of 2004

11.30 – 13.30 Session 9: Sounding the “Sacred”: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music

  • Richard WIDDESS (United Kingdom): Dancing Gods and Virtual Pilgrimage: Dapha temple-singing in Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Laxmi G. TEWARI (U.S.A.):The Sacred in Indian Music
  • Saurabh GOSWAMI and Selina THIELEMANN (India): Beyond the Ritual: Visual Display and Musical Sound as Metaphysical Concepts in the North Indian Temple Art of Sanjhi
  • Shihan de SILVA JAYASURIYA (United Kingdom): Sacred Music From Two Dimensions

15.00 – 17.00 Session 10: Sounding the “Sacred”: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music

  • Wim van ZANTEN (The Netherlands):Sacred voices in Sunda, West Java
  • Liesbet NYSSEN (The Netherlands): Notions on ‘Good’ Music Among Khakas Musicians Today (South-Siberia)
  • Triinu OJAMAA and Anto UNT (Estonia): Comparing Different Explanations Given to Nganasans’ Bear Dance
  • Final Discussion: Sounding the “Sacred”: Concepts of Metaphysical Qualities of Music

The following poster presentations will be accessible during the seminar:

  • Paolo BRAVI (Italy): Sung Rosaries in Sardinia
  • Christine DETTMANN (Germany): Bossa Nova de Lisboa’: Music of the Brazilian Immigrant Community in Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Larry Francis HILARIAN (Singapore): Melayu Musical Practices – Some Problems and Difficulties of Audio-visual Documentation in the Field