12th June 2024 - 13th June 2024
Exploring Traditional Music on Wax Cylinders: Historical Technologies and Performance Styles
This workshop addresses the use of phonograph recordings in both ethnomusicological research and creative practice, while seeking to connect researchers and performers through critical and reflective debate.
The phonograph has played a crucial part in ethnomusicological research since the last decade of the nineteenth century. Very light and easy to transport, the phonograph was the main machine to use in ethnographic data collections, until challenged by the portable disc recording equipment and wire recording systems in the 1930s.
Mechanical Recording Workshop: Exploring ethnographic wax cylinders, historical technologies and performance styles will provide a forum for the discussion of historical field recording practices, addressing the use of phonograph recordings in both ethnomusicological research and creative practice, while seeking to connect researchers and performers through critical and reflective debate.
This two-day event will include a mechanical recording workshop, and a series of presentations and discussions by expert musicologists, academics, and musicians, on various aspects of the phonograph field recordings, including research on historical creation, collection, and circulation of ethnographic wax cylinders, focusing on interdisciplinary scholarly research and practice.
The full programme will be announced by 1 May 2024.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals are accepted for individual papers (20-minute paper, plus 10-minutes for questions) in the ‘submit an abstract’ section of this website.
Dr Inja Stanovic, University of Surrey
Dr Barbara Gentili, University of Surrey
Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez, University of Glasgow
Dr Fatima Volkoviskii, Independent Researcher, Spain
Registration for both online and in-person attendance will be available soon.
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2024
Notification of outcome: 1 April 2024