Venice 2004

XX European Seminar In Ethnomusicology (ESEM) 2004
Venice – Fondazione Giorgio Cini
September 29 – October 3

Thursday, September 30

9.00 Welcoming remarks by the Secretary General of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Prof. Pasquale GAGLIARDI
9.15-11.00 Session 1. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Francesco GIANNATTASIO (Italy): Introduction to the topic: Sonic forms between speech and song
  • Nurit BEN ZVI (Israel): Between Music and Speech: What Biblical Cantillation can tell us about Melodic Contour?
  • Essica MARKS & Edwin SEROUSSI (Israel): Psalm Singing and Cantillation in North African and Eastern Jewish Liturgies: Sonic Forms as Musical Genres
  • Rüdiger SCHUMACHER (Germany): Palawakia – Voicing Old Javanese prose in Bali

11.30-13.00 Session 2. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Triinu OJAMAA & Allan VURMA (Estonia): The North Siberian speech-songs
  • Galina SYTCHENKO (Russia): Intonation in shamanic music
  • Anna CZEKANOWSKA (Poland): Real vs. Unreal – Literary vs. Musical Message. On the Transmission of Yakutian Epics

14.30.-16.30 Session 3. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Maria SAMOKOVLIEVA (Bulgaria): Some Sonic Forms between Speech and Song in Bulgarian Traditional Folklore
  • Gerd GRUPE (Austria): Getting the message across: Speech-song in Afro-American Popular Musics
  • Thérèse SMITH (Ireland): Moving in the Spirit: chant in African American churches
  • Erin STAPLETON-CORCORAN (USA): Aifreann as Gaeilge: Religion, Language, and Identity in Contemporary Ireland

17.00-19.00 Session 4. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Razia SULTANOVA (UK): Sonic aspects of verbal and musical utterances in Uzbek rituals
  • Diane THRAM (South Africa): Inspired by Spirit: Xhosa Oral Performance in the Margins between Speech and Song
  • Speranta RADULESCU & Florin IORDAN (Romania): The Parlato Recitative as a Timing Instrument
  • Taive SÄRG (Estonia): Gradual change from a song towards a speech in an Estonian chain song

21.00 Concert of tarantelle and tammurriate

in cooperation with the Fondazione Teatro La Fenice Tarantella di Montemarano (Avellino), Tammurriate di Somma Vesuviana (Paranza d’O’Gnundo – in collaborazione con il ‘Museo Etnomusicale dei Gigli di Nola’)


Friday, October 1
9.00-11.00 Session 5. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Bernard LORTAT-JACOB (France): “Quand la musique dit plus que la parole :Analyse du parler de Castelsardo, Sardaigne
  • Il-Woo PARK (Korea): Applying “Speech Act” theory to music: musical utterance, illocutionary force and perlocutionary effect
  • Serena FACCI (Italy): Amazina: recited songs of Burundi
  • Shino ARISAWA (UK): The use of heightened speech in Japanese jiuta sakumono

11.30-13.00 Session 6. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Simha AROM (France): Le langage tambouriné des Banda-Linda (République Centrafricaine)
  • Jan Sverre KNUDSEN (Sweden): Spontaneous children’s “song” – communication, improvisation and technology of the self.
  • Susana WEICH-SHAHAK (Israel): Between speech and music in the Sephardi repertoire: magic spells and children rhymes

14.30-16.30 Session 7. Visual ethnomusicology, and multimediality

  • Regine ALLGAYER-KAUFMANN (Austria): Promoting one’s public image by photographs: The ethnomusicologist in the field
  • Joep BOR, Henrice VONCK, and Wim VAN DER MEER (The Netherlands): One World Many Musics: The production of the CODarts World Music DVD-ROM
  • Susanne FÜRNISS (France): The circumcision ritual of the Baka in Cameroon. A website

17.00-19.00 Session 8. Visual ethnomusicology, and multimediality

  • Selina THIELEMANN and Saurabh GOSWAMI (India): Festivals and their audio-visual expansion: dimensions of ethnomusicological fieldwork in Vraja, Northern India
  • Monica SANFILIPPO (Italy): Analysis of music – body movement – dance relationship in South Italy by means of video documentation
  • Martin CLAYTON, Nikki MORAN, Laura LEANTE (UK): The analytical eye: Video recording as a tool for the analysis of music performance

21.00 Session 9. Projection and discussion of video materials

  • Martin CLAYTON with Simon COOK (consultant) (UK): Wayang golék: Performing arts of Sunda (West Java). Proposals for (i) video show, and (ii) hands-on display of interactive video teaching materials
  • Artur SIMON (Germany): Nubian Music (Sudan/Egypt ) Comparing Recordings from the year 1973 and 2003 during a wedding ceremony
  • Giovanni GIURIATI, Vito DI BERNARDI, Francesca CATARCI (Italy): Preah Chinavong: a Cambodian dance drama

Saturday morning, October 2
9.00-10.30 Session 10. Visual ethnomusicology, and multimediality

  • Stephen JONES (UK): Eyes and ears: filming ceremonial music in rural China
  • Nicolas PREVÔT & Vincent RIOUX (France): Filling the Gap between Field Notes Audio-Visual Recordings: an application to the ethnomusicological study of a religious ritual in tribal India
  • Giorgio ADAMO (Italy): In the middle of the event with a camera: a foreign point of view from inside

10.30-11.00 Visual ethnomusicology and multimediality: Final discussion

11.30-13.00 Session 11. Posters

  • Brigitte BACHMANN-GEISER (Switzerland): The alpine prayer in Switzerland
  • Malgorzata BILOZOR (Poland): Cries of street vendors from 18th century Danzid
  • Paolo BRAVI (Italy): Aspects of the interaction between linguistic and musical codes in extemporary sung poetry of Southern Sardinia.
  • Shai BURSTYN (Israel): “Ho-Ho” Songs as Symbolic Markers of Israeli Ethnoscape
  • Giuseppina COLICCI (Italy):Tuna Fishing in Sicily: Greetings, Blessings, Prayers and Signals.
  • Domenico Di VIRGILIO e Graziano TISATO (Italy): A multimedial approach to the study of folk singing in Abruzzo, Italy.
  • Hilarian FRANCIS (Singapore): Some problems and difficulties of audio-visual documentation in the field
  • Shiva KAVIANI (Iran): Capriccio for Drama; The Birth of Tragedy from the Soul of Music
  • Marin MARIAN B?LA?A (Romania): Visualizing Music, or Rather Visualizing Musicology?
  • Auste NAKIENE (Lithuania): The Lithuanian Folklore Theatre: Authentic Singing and Metaphoric Expression
  • Gianfranco SPITILLI – Domenico DI VIRGILIO (Italy): Father Nicola Iobbi’s fieldwork
  • Alla SOKOLOVA (Russia): Cheers and Shouts in Adyg Rituals
  • Simone TARSITANI (Italy): Harar (Ethiopia): from the reading of the Koran to the singing of zikri
  • Katharina THENIUS-WILSCHER (Austria): Videography at the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Gunnar TERNHAG (Svezia): The impact of influential recordings. Some remarks about the renewal and revival of Swedish folk music
  • Halbus Totte MATTSONN (Svezia): The development of new folkstyles in the playing of guitar, mandola and cittern (Irish bouzouki) in the traditional Swedish folkscene during the eighties
  • Yea-Tyng CHANG (Austria): “Animation” in French-African Christian singing in Vienna
  • Lucian ROSCA (Romania): Intercrosses between orientalism and balcanism. Nonrepresentative musics entering in the romanian autochthonous music.

15.00-16-00 Panel session: Glossing over Rhythmic Style and Musical Identity: The Case of Polish Dance Rhythms in Poland and Scandinavia. Part 2

Bjoern AKSDAL (Norway), Ewa DAHLIG-TUREK (Poland), Dan LUNDBERG (Sweden), Rebecca SAGER (USA)

16.30-18.00 John Blacking Memorial Lecture

Jean-Jacques NATTIEZ
La recherche des universaux est-elle incompatibile avec l’étude des spécificités culturelles ?


Sunday, October 3
9.00-11.00 Session 12. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Fulvia CARUSO (Italy): The sound of tales
  • Dalia VAICENAVICIENE (Lithuania): Sung insertions in Lithuanian folk tales: functions, melodies and perspective of comparative research
  • Rinko FUJITA & Yea-Tyng CHANG (Austria): Recitation and Singing of Chinese Poetry in Japan and Taiwan

11.30-13.00 Session 13. Sonic forms between speech and song

  • Rytis AMBRAZEVICIUS (Lithuania), Frank KOUVENHOVEN (The Netherlands), Ruta ZARSKIENE (Lithuania), Ausra ZICKIENE (Lithuania): ‘Spoken‘ and ‘sung’ as contrasting sound qualities in folk musical structures
  • Apollinaire ANAKESA (France): Le limbisa ngai, parole-musique d’un chant zairois

14.30-16.30 Session 14 Free papers

  • Jacques BOUËT (France): To sing while shouting : interpretative keys for the ‘ tsîpurituri’ (the song at the top of one’s voice) of the Oshen people (Oash/Rumania)
  • Zinaida MOZHEIKO (Bielorussia): On the process of the transistion of a narration into “loud-voiced” lamentations
  • Laurence HURSON-LAVAUD (France): The forgotten repertoire of ekiira, lyela women of Burkina Faso
  • Jehohash HIRSCHBERG (Israel): The Collective and the Individual in Karaite Responsorial Chant