International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

2008 - First Meeting, Slovenia

Historical and Emerging Approaches to Applied Ethnomusicology

ICTM Study Group for Applied Ethnomusicology
First Meeting
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-13 July 2008

Preliminary Program 


Arrival in Ljubljana

18:00 Registration (Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana, Metelkova 2)
19:00 Reception with music


9:00 Introductory greetings 

9:30-10:45 Keynote address
Anthony Seeger (USA)

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 1-1

Disciplinary Questioning, Definitions and Approaches I
Svanibor Pettan (Slovenia): Ethnomusicology and Applied Ethnomusicology: Exercises in Boundary Crossing Processes
Anthony McCann (United Kingdom): The Dynamics of Enclosure and the Political Possibilities of Gentleness in Applied Ethnomusicology
Judith Cohen (Canada): “Just Say it’s Medieval” – Working with Sephardic Music in Constructed Realities

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 1-2

Disciplinary Questioning, Definitions and Approaches II
Ana Hofman (Slovenia): Maintaining the Distance: Rethinking the Activist Position in Applied Ethnomusicology
Bernhard Bleiburger (South Africa): Solving Conflicts: Applied Ethnomusicology in the Context of IMOHP at the Music Department of the University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Eric Martin Usner (USA): North American (Applied) Ethnomusicology and the Engaged University in the New Century

Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Talking Circle 

Understandings of Applied Ethnomusicology

19:00 “Slovene Dance House” Workshop


9:00-11:00 Session 2-1 (Organized Panel)

Engaged Ethnomusicologies: Pedagogies and Practices of Community-Based Learning and Research
Elizabeth MacKinlay (Australia): Big Women from Borroloola: An Approach to Advocacy and Applied Ethnomusicology with the Yanyuwa Aboriginal Community in the Northern Territory, Australia
Carol Muller (USA): Redefining Ethnomusicological Fieldwork through Academically-Based Community Service
Regine Allgayer-Kaufmann (Austria): Classrooms in the Field: A Critical Reflexive Report
Samuel Araújo (Brazil): Urban Sounds for Social Change: Music research by Residents of Maré

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 Session 2-2

Applied Ethnomusicology as Praxis I. Applied Ethnomusicologists at Work: Documenting, Collaborating, Producing and Presenting
Bernd Brabec de Mori (Austria): Indigenous People at Fieldwork – A Report from Western Amazonia
Katarina Juvančič (Slovenia): Making a Difference?: Creating Applied Ethnomusicology by Singing Lullabies
Jonathan Stock (United Kingdom): Anatomy of a Project that Failed

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Business Meeting

15:00-17:00 Session 2-3

Applied Ethnomusicology as Praxis II. Conserving and Promoting Musical Cultures
Jelena Jovanović (Serbia): A Question of Possibility to Revitalize Traditional Rural Songs in Topola, Serbia
Huib Schippers (Australia): Building Sustainable Futures for Musical Cultures
Cheryl Tobler (USA): Economic Development and Music Tourism: Southwest Virginia’s Success
Elena Shishkina (Russia): The Author’s Field Musical and Ethnographical Expeditions in 1974-2008 and the “Astrakhan Song” Ensemble’s Performance (1978-2009) as a Result of Ethno-Musical Development in the World Context

Coffee Break

17:15-18:00 Talking Circles

Stream 1. “Threatened Music, Threatened Communities:” Ethnomusicology’s Responses and Responsibilities to Endangered Music Cultures
Stream 2. Applied Ethnomusicology Approaches to Music Therapy and Healing
Stream 3. Theorizing Music’s Roles in Conflict and Peacemaking 


9:00-11:00 Session 3-1

Applied Ethnomusicology Research I. Understanding Conflicts of Community, Ethnicity and Nationhood
Britta Sweers (Germany): Right-Wing Extremism and Migrant Music in Germany: Rostock’s Polyphony of Cultures Project 
Klisala Harrison (Canada): Nurturing Social Capital and Wellbeing through Musical Encounters: A Canadian Case Study
Jakša Primorac (Croatia): Musics from the Neighborhood: The Applied Ethnomusicology Perspectives in the Context of the Contemporary Croatian-Serbian Relations
Ursula Hemetek (Austria): Minorities’ Music in Austria – Conflict and Intercultural Strategies

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 Session 3-2

Applied Ethnomusicology Research II. Mitigating Conflict and Building Cultures of Peace 
Ruth Davis (United Kingdom): Ethnomusicology, Broadcasting and Ideology in Mandatory Palestine
Alba Sanfeliu (Spain): Music and Peace
Michael Birenbaum-Quintero (USA): To Conjure or to Mourn? The Ambiguities of Cultural Policy in the Colombian Conflict

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Session 3-3

Applied Ethnomusicology Research III. Recovering after Conflict: Music’s Role
Anna Czekanowska (Poland): Trauma of “Transmigrants” in East-Central Europe: A New Challenge for Ethnomusicology
Margaret Kartomi (Australia): Contemporary Musical Change in the Former Conflict and Tsunami-Hit Zone of Southwest Aceh, Indonesia – A Case for Applied Ethnomusicology

Coffee Break

15:15-16:00 Talking Circles

Stream 1. “Threatened Music, Threatened Communities:” Ethnomusicology’s Responses and Responsibilities to Endangered Music Cultures
Stream 2. Applied Ethnomusicology Approaches to Music Therapy and Healing
Stream 3. Theorizing Music’s Roles in Conflict and Peacemaking 

18:00 Boat Excursion


9:00-10:30 Session 4-1 (Organized Panel)

Contributions of Ethnomusicology to Clinical Practice in Music Therapy: Some Examples from Padua
Paola Barzan (Italy): Teaching Ethnomusicology to Music Therapists: Aims and Method
Francesco Facchin (Italy): Traditional Music in the Rehabilitative Practice of Bilingual Non-hearing Children
Alessandra Faresin (Italy): The Use of Overtone Singing in Music Therapy

Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Session 4-2

Applied Ethnomusicology as Praxis III. (Cross-)Cultural Approaches to Healing through Music
Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg (United Kingdom): Applied Ethnomusicology, Music Therapy and Cross Cultural Education: A Common Ground?
Vojko Veršnik (Slovenia): A Musical Bridge: Solid Like Stone and Bone. A Song as a Link to Our Hearts and Souls
Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona (Sri Lanka): Therapeutic Aspects of Applied Ethnomusicology: A View from Sri Lanka

12:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Talking Circles and Final Discussion 

The (Engaged) Ethnomusicologist as Musical Cultural Case Worker: Strategies for Partnering and Collaboration for Social Change