The digital arts and humanities are evolving at a breathtaking pace. Within music, this has opened up a spectrum of possibilities, from the strict and tradition-based editorial approaches of the publishing houses, to the newer emphasis upon experimental digital editions and artistic research in interplay with new multi-media resources. However, not all potential beneficiaries of this evolving research environment feel fully enfranchised to take up the new opportunities for research and dissemination that digitization offers.
The conference aims to broaden knowledge and widen enfranchisement by looking more closely at the interfaces between the materials and technical means that digitization involves.
Musikkarvkonferansen 2016 brings together examples from international institutions and colleagues with key institutions and their music researchers and artists in the Nordic environment in order to interrogate more deeply the spectrum of digital possibilities, its particular nature in relation to the Nordic environment, and its global promise for the future of research and performance in music.
A key aim of the event is to overcome perceived divisions between the ‘lived’ experience of musical research and music-making and the nature – and potential – of digitally-based practice in the post-millennial era. As well as helping those present to become more aware of existing practices, the conference aims to point the way forward to new, and as yet unrealized, modes of digital working.
THURSDAY Dec. 8.
10:00 Welcome (Aslak Sira Myre, Director of the Norwegian National Library,
Peter Tornquist, Rector of the Norwegian Academy of Music)
Chair: Arnulf Mattes
10:15 KEYNOTE: “From 0 to 1: Why getting digital requires more than one step”
(Johannes Kepper, Musicological Institute Detmold/Paderborn)
11:30 “Digital Musicology: Emancipation or Straitjacket? Putting reality into little
boxes” (Axel Teich Geertinger, Danish Centre for Music Publishing)
Chair: Astrid Kvalbein
13:15 Live music: Laura E. Ellestad
13:30 Grieg Research Guide (Arnulf Mattes, Arvid Vollsnes, Kirstine Folmann, University of Bergen)
14:15 “Preparing a digital publication of Norway’s oldest chorale book – ideas and challenges” (Ingrid Eriksen Hagen, Grieg Academy Bergen)
15:00 Ongoing projects in Norsk Musikkarv – presentations
15:45 “Digital zarzuela publications by Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales: Post-millenial challenges” (Ana Lombardía, Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, Madrid)
16:15 “Archives as material in my own artistic and curatorial practice” (Lars Petter Hagen, composer and curator, director of ULTIMA)
FRIDAY Dec. 9.
Chair: Margrethe Bue
09:00 KEYNOTE: “Artistically-informed digital sleuthing: from music materials to structure visualisations” (Elaine Chew, Queen Mary University of London)
10:00 “Digitally based music: Archiving, migration and performance” (Notto J.W. Thelle and Jøran Rudi, NOTAM)
10:45 “Getting the versions straight. Arne Nordheim’s Response and the
challenges of preserving electronic music heritage” (Ola Nordal, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology)
11:15 Ongoing projects in Norsk Musikkarv – presentations
Chair: Darla Crispin
13:00 “Asceticism orchestrated? Fartein Valen’s symphonic poetry in performance”
(Astrid Kvalbein, University of Oslo)
13:30 Live music: Ingfrid Breie Nyhus
13:45 “Sharing the ephemeral: The Living Archives Project at Nordic Music Days
2016 in Reykjavik” (Hild Borchgrevink, writer and curator)
14:15 Panel discussion: Johannes Kepper, Elaine Chew, Axel Teich Geertinger, Hild
Borchgrevink, Bjarte Engeset. Moderator: Darla Crispin
We look forward to welcoming you to this important event.