Musical heritage conference

Friday December 9 at 10am, Notto and Jøran will talk about archiving, migration and computer music performance at the National Library, as part of the musical heritage conference which will dig into digital possibilities in regard to archiving.

“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.

Musikkarvkonferansen 2016 brings together examples from international institutions and colleagues with key institutions and their music researchers and artists in order to interrogate more deeply the spectrum of digital possibilities.

Key note speakers:

Elaine Chew – Professor of Digital Media & Pianist
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London

Johannes Kepper – Administrative Chair of the MEI Board
Beethovens Werkstatt, Musicological Institute Detmold / Paderborn



09:30 Registration

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)

11:15 Break

11:30 “Digital Musicology: Emancipation or Straitjacket? Putting reality into little boxes” (Axel Teich Geertinger, Danish Centre for Music Publishing)

12:15 Lunch

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)

14:45 Break

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)

10:30 Break

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

12:00 Lunch

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”