DRAWING ON THE MUSICAL PAST: Music Iconology, Instrument Making, and Experimental Playing in Music Archaeology

 
 

DRAWING ON THE MUSICAL PAST: Music Iconology, Instrument Making, and
Experimental Playing in Music Archaeology, New York, September 2009

Third conference of the ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology and
Twelfth conference of the Research Center for Music Iconography
City University of New York, The Graduate Center
New York, 23–25 September 2009

Research in music archaeology has become attractive not only among
specialized archaeologists and musicologists, but also among instrument
makers and musicians. Music iconology, apart from the study of excavated
musical instruments, often forms a crucial part in the interpretation of
the social contexts and meanings of past music, but also in the study of
organological forms and their individual history, materials of
manufacture, playing postures, playing techniques, and other aspects. A
glance into the rich universe of past music cultures seems to be possible
and even reasonable, to a certain degree. This conference aims to present
aspects of the advantages, risks, and limits of music iconology,
instrument making, and experimental playing in music archaeology.

Abstracts of 200–300 words may be submitted before 1 May 2009 to:

Arnd Adje Both
ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology, Chair
Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
C5 Zeughaus
68159 Mannheim
adje@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Zdravko Blazekovic
Research Center for Music Iconography
City University of New York,
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
zblazekovic@gc.cuny.edu

Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in the
journal Music in Art
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/rcmi/musicinart.htm

Further information will be posted at
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/rcmi/12thConferenceInfo.html and
http://www.ictmusic.org/ICTM/beta/stg/index.php?lcode=11