International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

The ICTM Secretariat in Slovenia

Contact information

International Council for Traditional Music
Department of Musicology
Faculty of Arts
University of Ljubljana
Aškerčeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Telephone: +1 410 501 5559
E-mail: secretariat@ictmusic.org

During the 41st ICTM World Conference, which took place between 13 and 19 July 2011 at Memorial University in St. John's, Canada, the Secretariat was transferred from the Australian National University of Canberra to its current location at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) where it shall remain for at least four years. Svanibor Pettan became Secretary General, and Carlos Yoder Executive Assistant.

Because ICTM's administrative office is located —for the first time in the Council's history— in a small, non-English-speaking country, the Secretariat thought it useful to communicate a few facts and figures about the country and academic institution hosting the International Council for Traditional Music for the period 2011-2015.

About Slovenia

Slovenia in its European context.

Demographic data.

Slovenia history

Statehood Day. Above: Dr. Danilo Türk, President of Slovenia.

Ljubljana opera

A ballet production by the Ljubljana Opera.

Cultural and congress centre Cankarjev dom

Cultural and congress centre Cankarjev dom.

Neanderthal bone flute / At least 45,000 years old and probably the oldest musical instrument in the world. Held by the National Museum of Slovenia.

Neanderthal bone flute (disputed). Found in the cave complex of Divje babe and held by the National Museum in Ljubljana, this artifact dated at least 45,000 years old may be the oldest musical instrument in the world. 

Slovenske Ljudske Pesmi, the representative scholarly collection of Slovene folk songs.

Folk pop narodnozabavna music represented by the ensemble of the Avsenik Brothers.

Laibach, Slovenia's internationally best-known popular music group.

Celebrating Slovenia's 20th anniversary of independence in 2011, with Gustav Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand.

Mrs. Barbara Miklič Türk, First Lady of the Republic of Slovenia, officially welcomes the International Council for Traditional Music to Slovenia.

About the University of Ljubljana

Prof. Dr. Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik, Rector of the University of Ljubljana, officially welcomes the International Council for Traditional Music.

About the Faculty of Arts

ICTM is hosted by the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana.

Lecturers from all over the world enrich the pedagogical process. Here Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla from India teaches about Mohiniattam dance in 2008.

Guests from the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, learning Slovenian folk dances at the University of Ljubljana. Live music is provided by the family ensemble Volk Folk, 2007.

Slovene students at a summer course of Thai music and dance in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2009.

Prof. Dr. Andrej Černe, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana, officially welcomes the International Council for Traditional Music.

About ICTM in Slovenia

The ICTM Slovenia National Committee is managed by the Cultural and Ethnomusicological Society Folk Slovenija. Its president is Prof. Dr. Svanibor Pettan, and its ICTM Representative is Dr. Mojca Kovačič.

Proceedings of the First Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Minorities. Ljubljana, 2000.

ICTM Executive Board meeting and conference Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology in Education: Issues in Applied Scholarship. Ljubljana, 2006.

ICTM Executive Board meeting and conference Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology in Education: Issues in Applied Scholarship. Ljubljana, 2006.

First symposium of the Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology. Ljubljana, 2008.

First symposium of the Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology. Ljubljana, 2008. 

Welcoming ICTM to Ljubljana with Symposium Encounters between traditional music and dance and European musical culture in various places and at various times. Ljubljana, 2011. Many current and former ICTM authorities attended the Symposium.

Welcoming ICTM to Ljubljana with Symposium Encounters between traditional music and dance and European musical culture in various places and at various times. Ljubljana, 2011. Concert of Slovenian folk revival music: Ensemble Vruja from Koper.

Welcoming ICTM to Ljubljana with Symposium Encounters between traditional music and dance and European musical culture in various places and at various times. Ljubljana, 2011. Concert of improvisatory music "Trần Quang Hải & Friends". 

Welcoming ICTM to Ljubljana with Symposium Encounters between traditional music and dance and European musical culture in various places and at various times. Ljubljana, 2011. Concert "A Different Slovenia", vocal ensemble Pella.