How do international ethnomusicologists react to new challenges when dealing with immaterial cultural assets in museum collections? How can sounds be presented to the public in an effective manner? How can these sounds be accessed using digital technologies?
On 16 and 17 May, in its largest international conference to date, the Humboldt Forum will focus for two days on issues relating to ethnomusicology collections, including questions about their history, ethics, globalization, archiving and educating the public.
The Phonogramm-Archiv of Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum (part of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SMB) and the Humboldt-Universität’s Lautarchiv will join forces in the Humboldt Forum in late 2019; it is these two archives which provide the starting point for Captured Sounds – Collecting, Storing, Sharing. In a total of five panels, twenty-three international experts working in museums, the sciences and music will develop new, interdisciplinary perspectives aimed at addressing the most pressing questions which are now being asked about the future of ethnomusicology.
On 15 May, the symposium will be opened with a concert by the Chamber Ensemble of the New Budapest Orpheum Society entitled “And They Are Blossoming from Their Ruins” – Jewish songs on stage in the twentieth century, which will include songs by Darius Milhaud, Brecht settings by Hanns Eisler and Paul Dessau, film music by Friedrich Holländer as well as a performance of Viktor Ullmann’s work “Melodram”, which was written in Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Captured Sounds – Collecting, Storing, Sharing. Public symposium and concert
Tuesday, 15th May 2018 | Starts 19:00 CET
Pianosalon Christophori | Uferhallen, Uferstraße 8 | 13357 Berlin
more events happening on 16th & 17th May at
Haus Ungarn, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, 10178 Berlin
Free admission, please register by 13 May 2018 if you wish to attend.
In English (translatedinto German