Wednesday, 19th of September

8:00 – 9:00

9:00 – 10:00
Opening and keynote speech

10:30 – 12:00
Sounding National History I
Agnieszka Topolska
Restoration the Past: International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw
Iren Kertes Wilkinson
Looking forward by enacting the past: a Happening in Budapest 2002
Shai Burstyn
A. Z. Idelsohn and the Manipulation of Israeli musical collective memory


13:00 – 14:30
Sounding National History II
Ardian Ahmedaja
Local musical practices and the national musical past in border regions.
Alma Bejtullahu
Myths of Identity, History and Nation-building in Music
Sr?an Atanasovski
Soundscape of ‘Serbian’ Kosovo: Pilgrimage and Geographical ‘Reality’ Experienced through Music

15:00 – 16:30
Sounding National History III
Ewa Dahlig-Turek
Polish national anthem as a reservoire of historical contents?
Miroslav Stojisavljevi?
Gusle – the sound of Serbian epic poetry
Gusle tradition between patriotism and nationalism
Dave Wilson
Shaping the Past and Creating the Future:
Music at Macedonia’s Celebration of Twenty Years of Independence

17:00 – 18:30
Sounding National History IV
Mojca Kova?i?
Military Orchestra between Politics and Art
Gerda Lechleitner
Soldier Songs of the Austro-Hungarian Army – “Real” Memory or “Imagined” Myth?
Diler Özer Efe – s
Revisiting Musical Culture of Turkey in 1990s

Reception by the city mayor and dinner

Thursday, 20th of September

8:30 – 10:00
Music and Historical Memory
Zuzana Jurková
Sonic Probes into the Czech Past
Ilwoo Park
In and Out of Tune with History: Musical Performance as the Embodiment of Irish Historical Experience
Rytis Ambrazevi?ius
On Issues and Paradoxes in Reconstructing Musical Past

10:30 – 12:00
Music and Memory Politics: Postsocialist experiences
Rimantas Astrauskas
Music, Media, and Cultural Transformations in Post 1989 Lithuania
Tina K. Ramnarine
Musical Traditions and the Politics of Integration in the Baltic Sea Region: Reflections on Ethnography, Memory and Oral History
Ana Hofman
Music, Affect and Memory Politics in Postsocialist Societies

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
Sounding Contested Past
Kjell Muller Skyllstad
White music 100 years – Reconstructing nationalist past in 21th century multicultural Europe
Britta Sweers
Germanic Mythology and Cultural Memory in Music: Some Conflict Points within a Globalized Context
Ingrid Bertleff
Songs of the Germans from Russia – reconstructing histories after the fall of the Iron Curtain

15:00 – 16:30
Post-Yugoslav Music and Memory Politics
Ana Petrov
Between Two Worlds: Concert-giving and Rioting in Belgrade after the Wars in the Western Balkans
Diana Grguri?, Vjeran Pavlakovi?
Popular Music and the Culture of Memory in Post-war Croatia
Tatjana Markovi?
Transforming torment to happiness: Ironical national self-portrait in the rap-opera “Zemlja sre?e” (Belgrade, 2007)

17:00 – 18:30
Music, Memory and New Media
Andreas Hemming
Everyone is watching… traditional Albanian music and the creation of an idealized past in the new media
Colin Quigley
Performing the ‘ancestral Magyar’ through traditional Music/Dance


Evening programme

Friday, 21th of September

8:30 – 10:00
Sounding Minorities’ Memories
Nuša Hauser
Bassi- folkloristic practice as a manifestation of a cultural identity
Thomas Hilder
Sami musical performance, indigently and politics of time
Ursula Hemetek
Collective/individual memory in songs of minorities in Austria
Daniel Winfree Papuga
National memory and National minorities: the case of the Kven people

10:30 – 12:00
Diasporic Musical Memory
Ludmila Sokolova, Galina Sychenko
Musical repertoire of “the small Poland in Siberia”: The past in the present
Maša Marty
Expressed Loyalty with Homeland through Music
Jill Ann Johnson
Performing a diasporic reconstruction of the historical past

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
Music and Individual Memory
Anna Czekanowska
Music and its context. The complementary and countervailing processes
Esckehard Pistrick
Celebrating the Past in the Present – The Rise and Fall of an Albanian Stage Artist
Teja Klob?ar
Singer-Songwriters and the Formation of Cultural Memory

Music and Commemorations
Leon Stefanija
Music and state ceremonies – comments on identity construction through music in Slovenia
Fulvia Caruso
The “We are history” concert of 1st may 2011. A celebration of italian unification through italian popular music
Marjeta Pisk
The Statehood’s Day Celebrations and the construction of Slovenianess

17:00 – 18:30
Festivalization of Past
Henry Bainbridge
Melodies and Memories at the Gu?a Trumpet Festival
Kaja Ma?ko-Gieszcz
International Folk Festival “Bukovinian Meetings” as a space of negotiating the past and collective memory. The case of Bukovinian Highlanders
Jelena Gligorijevic
Negotiating Serbian National Past, Heritage and Identity in Times of Political Change: A Case Study of the Exit and Guca Trumpet Festivals


Evening program

Saturday, 22th of September


Sunday, 23th of September

8:30 – 10:00
Filming Musical Memories
Dimitris Papanikolaou
The function of music towards history and cultural memory in Angelopoulos’ ‘Ulysses Gaze’
Stefan Schmidl
Between Pathos and Sentimentality: Yugoslavia?s past in film music
Ivana Kronja
Music as an expression of cultural identity (and its crisis) in Yugoslav and Serbian cinema

10:30 – 12:00
Musical Nostalgia
Jakša Primorac
Nostalgija in Dalmatian Klapa Singing
Diane Roy
Traditional Slovak music and dance in 2007: Picture or performance?
Nevena Dakovi?, Marija ?iri?
Music locus of cultural memory and nostalgia: Montevideo God Bless You!

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30
Memory Practices in Popular Music
Marko Stojanovska Rup?i?
“National rock in Hungary: the Case of Karpatia “
Rajko Murši?
Grassroots youth venues in Slovenia: network for promotion of local creativity and global exchange
Marija Gruji?
From Homeland towards the nation: is turbo-folk the sound of (trans)nationalists?