European Voices III

The Instrumentation and Instrumentalization of Sound
Local Multipart Music Cultures and Politics in Europe

In commemoration of Gerlinde Haid


FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

Sound and Community

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn-Saal

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Addresses:

Andrea Kleibel, Vice Rector for International and Public Relations
Ursula Hemetek, Director of the Institut für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie

Introduction to the project: Ardian Ahmedaja

09:30 - 11:00Chair: Ursula Hemetek (Austria)
Keynote Address: Philip Bohlman (USA)
“But Glorious It Was” –
The Pilgrim’s Progress and the Musical Instrumentation of the Heavenly Host

11:00 - 11: 30 Coffee and Tea Break

Session I. Chair: Ardian Ahmedaja (Austria)
11:30 - 12:15 Thomas Nußbaumer (Austria)
The role of multipart music and sounds in Gerlinde Haid's conception of “Musica Alpina”

12:15 - 13:00 Ian Russell (UK)
The Performance Roles and Dynamics of a Christmas Carolling Traditionin the English Pennines

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Session II. Chair: Gerda Lechleitner (Austria)

14:30 - 15:15 Enrique Cámara de Landa (Spain)
Polyphonic arrangementsfor amonodic tradition: rituals and musical creativity in Soria today.

15:15 - 16:00 Susanne Ziegler (Germany)
Georgian polyphonic songs recorded in German prison camps 1916-1918 –
Examples of a shared musical tradition or haphazard polyphony?

16:00 - 16: 30 Coffee and Tea Break

Session III. Chair: Regine Allgayer-Kaufmann (Austria)
16:30 - 17:15 Jean-Jacques Castéret (France)
At the bottom of the ethnomusicologist’s bin:
Multipart singing and self-presentation strategies.

17:15 - 18:00 Ignazio Macchiarella (Italy)
It is a matter of amalgam. Constructions of sound images in multipart singing practices.

I sang a sonorous song at the edge of a sonorous forest
Folk and religious songs from Latvia

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Haydn-Saal.
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Wien
No entrance fee.
Registration: krammer(at)
Tel. (+43-1) 711 55 42 01


SATURDAY, April 27, 2013

Performance as Instrumentation

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn-Saal

Session IV. Chair: Ulrich Morgenstern (Austria
09:00 – 09:45 Žanna Pärtlas (Estonia)
The tuning and manner of singing as social markers in Seto multipart songs

09:45 – 10:30 Daiva Račiūnaitė-Vyčinienė (Lithuania)
Sound instrumentation in Lithuanian multipart music practice:
the relationship between the individual and the collective in music making processes.

10:30 - 11: 00 Coffee and Tea Break

Session V. Chair: Enrique Cámara de Landa (Spain)
11:00 – 11:45 Anda Beitāne (Latvia)
The sound of Medņeva: local multipart singing practice
as an instrument of identity in north-eastern Latvia.

11:45 – 12:30 Rudolf Pietsch (Austria)
Sound aspects caused by the formation of intentional and accidental multipartite instrumental music depicted by selected examples

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break

Session VI. Chair: Ian Russell (UK)
14:30 - 15:15 Lujza Tari (Hungary)
Multipart musical phenomena in Hungarian folk music

15:15 - 16:00 Speranţa Rădulescu (Romania)
I hear the drum, but I can’t see it!
The main accompanying instrument and its emblematic sound

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee and Tea Break

16:30 – 18:00 Chair: Ignazio Macchiarella (Italy)

The life of the song by Paolo Vinati (Italy)

Free evening


SUNDAY, April 28, 2013

Tradition, Revival, Practice

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn-Saal

Session VII. Chair: Žanna Pärtlas (Estonia)
09:00 - 09:45 Bernard Garaj (Slovakia)
Towards the instrumentation of sound in a band consisting of string instruments and bagpipes

09:45 - 10:30 Ulrich Morgenstern (Austria)
Instrumentation and texture in European Folk Music revivals.
Sonic ideals, social settings, historical imaginations.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Tea Break

11:00 - 12:30 Chair: Philip Bohlman (USA)

Keynote Address: Walter Deutsch (Austria)
Traditionelle Mehrstimmigkeitsformen in Österreich
(Traditional forms of multipart music in Austria)

12:30 - 14:00 Closing Ceremony and Birthday Celebration for Walter Deutsch