1 July 2015 During the first half of 2015 the associates of the Institute published articles in three edited volumes and three scholarly journals and participated at eleven international symposia. Srđan Atanasovski, institute’s research-associate, defended his PhD. Activities were also conducted through one international and five national additional projects.
Review of Activities in the first Half of 2015
1 January 2015 During the second half of 2014 the Institute of Musicology published seven books. Associates of the Institute published articles in over eight scientific journals and several edited volumes and participated in twenty-two scientific conferences. Institute of Musicology organized symposia on the occasions of anniversaries of Davorin Jenko and the establishment of Radio Belgrade.
Review of Activities in the second Half of 2014
12 November 2014 The Instituteof Musicology invites you to the ceremony dedicated to STEVAN STOJANOVIĆ MOKRANJAC (1856-1914), on the occasion of marking 100 years since his death. The ceremony will take place in the festive hall of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 12.
The ceremony will beging with addresses by academician Dimitrije Stefanović, secretary general of SASA, academician Dejan Despić and Melita Milin, director of the Institute. Then will follow the speeches about Mokranjac’s cultural and artistic legacy that will be held by Biljana Milanović and Jelena Jovanović, both fellows of the Institute, accompanied by visual and music presentations. After the ceremony, two poster presentations, prepared by young members of the Institute, Srđan Atanasovski and Marija Dumnić, will be shown in the foyer of the festive hall.
6 November 2014 A concert of works by LADISLAV GRINSKY (1904-1941) and JOVAN FRAJT (1882-1938) took place on 6 November 2014 in the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The title of the concert – “Uncovering blank pages of Serbian musical past” – encapsulates the motifs of Melita Milin, senior fellow of our Institute, and musicologist Hristina Medić, for organising that concert.
Until recently, it was believed that no works of Grinsky (who as a Jew was killed in the concentration camp Banjica near Belgrade) have been preserved. Last year, however, two works of his were found by H. Medić in the private archives of Jovan Frajt, owner and director of a music publishing company: a Sonata Fantasia for violin and Four pieces for violin and piano. The two chamber works and also three chamber works by Jovan Frajt were performed at the concert. All those pieces, which have not been played since WW2,will contribute to our knowledge on the Serbian musical life of the inter-war period.
Program of the concert
1 January 2014 As a continuation of the phonoarchive materials digitization project we have conducted digitization of a part of wax plate and wire recording collections of the Institute of Musicology SASA. The phonoarchive of the Institute of Musicology SASA keeps a collection of 144 wax plates. This collection includes the oldest materials of traditional music of Serbia, therefore the collection is of national importance. With professional support of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Phonogramarchiv in Vienna fellow, Franz Lechleitner, the digitization was technically completed during October 2013.
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1 January 2014 In September 2013 the Institute of Musicology SASA organized an international conference – Beyond the East-West Divide: Rethinking Balkan music’s Poles of Attraction. A book of essays by Nadežda Mosusova was published, as well as two issues of the journal Musicology. Associates of the institute published papers in journals such as MusicologyStudia instrumentorum musicae popularis III and Matica Srpska Journal of Stage Arts and Music, and participated in several international symposia in country and abroad.
Review of Activities in the second Half of 2013
21 September 2013 At the beginning of 2013 has been published the new edition of the Department of Fine Arts and Music and Institute of Musicology SASA, the Proceedings from the international scientific conference Musical practices in the Balkans: ethnomusicological perspectives, held in November 2011. Editors: D. Despić, J. Jovanović, D. Lajić-Mihajlović. There is an attached DVD with accompanying audio and video materials, as well as with papers in Serbian language. More information: Musical Practices in the Balkans: Ethnomusicological Perspectives
20 September 2013 At the beginning of 2013 Ivana Medić joined our team. During the first half of 2013 both Ivana Medić and Aleksandar Vasić were promoted into Research Associates. The associates of the Institute participated in ten international symposia, published a number of scientific articles, and submitted a dozen of papers for publication. Ten public lectures were held as part of our new project, Forum of the Institute of Musicology SASA.Review of Activities in the 1st Half of 2013
31 January 2013 After the double CD album with the works of Stanojlo Rajičić (2011), a second album of the series Archives Awakened has appeared in October 2012. The project of presenting important archival sound recordings kept in Radio Belgrade is carried out by three institutions which are also publishers of the CD albums: Radio Belgrade, Institute of Musicology SASA, and Textbooks Publisher Belgrade. Recordings of two operas by Petar Konjović (1883-1970), the most important Serbian opera composer, are presented on this new edition: The Wedding of Miloš (1903/1917) and The Peasants (1951). The editor of the edition is Dr Melita Milin, who is also author of the texts in the accompanying booklet. The editor of the series is Dr Danica Petrović.
3 September 2012 In the 1st half of 2012 three associates of the Institute have defended their Ph.D. thesis. The associates participated in eight international symposia, published nine studies in international journals, as well as additional scholarly contributions and critical reviews. As a part of the new project, Forum of the Institute of Musicology SASA, there were 10 lectures given, and one round table organized. You can find more information about our work in this short report. Review of Activities in the 1st Half of 2012
20 August 2012 In 2012 Forum of the Institute of Musicology SASA is supported by the Center for the Promotion of Science of the Republic of Serbia, as the result of the Public call for support to the projects of promotion and popularization of science.
8 August 2012 We are pleased to announce that two issues of the journal Musicology have been released. The main theme of the issue 12/2012 (XII) is Music and Cultural Policies, and the theme of the issue 13/2012 (XII) is Music and Political Ideologies. As well as the past volumes, these issues are available online.
Please refer to the pages of the Journal on this website.
16 July 2012 At the 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society held in Rome, July 1st–7th 2012, associates of the Institute of Musicology SASA (Milin, Tomašević, Milanović and Atanasovski) presented their papers in the session titled The multiple identities of Serbian musics in changing geopolitical contexts: Views from within and without, with the participation of the internationally distinguished musicologists Jim Samson and Katy Romanou.
1 June 2012 Since June 2012, in cooperation with the Third Programme of Radio Belgrade, we started recording lectures held at the Forum of the Institute of Musicology SASA. The aim is to make the lectures available as special broadcasts on the Third Programme. The broadcast schedule will be available at the website of the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS), through social networks, and through the mailing list of the Forum.
6 March 2012 Under the auspices and at the initiative of the Institute of Musicology SASA, the National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) in Serbia has been formed. The constitutive meeting was held on March 6th 2012. Danka Lajić-Mihajlović was elected to president of the National Committee, Selena Rakočević was elected to vice-president, and Rastko Jakovljević was named secretary.
1 March 2012 The first result of the project Archive Awakened (Radio Belgrade, IM SASA) a double-CD with notable compositions of Stanojlo Rajičić (edited by Katarina Tomašević), was praised with the award Muzika Klasika in 2011 in the category of Album of the Year.