Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Switzerland

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Switzerland

Article excerpt

At the end of 2007, ASCM / IAML Switzerland counted 52 members, 37 corporate members, 7 individual members, and 8 members of the Swiss Verein "Association des Collections Musicales" (ASCM). Following the decision of the General Assembly, the Swiss fees for IAML have been increased from 55 to 60 CHF for ordinary members and from 80 to 90 CHF for institutions.

The board of IAML Switzerland met in Berne on 7 September 2007 and on 24 May 2008. The joint annual conference with the German group of IAML on 19 to 21 September 2007 in Freiburg im Breisgau was a success. Twelve colleagues from Switzerland attended this conference, most of them for 2 or 3 days. Switzerland contributed to the programme a presentation of the Paul Sacher Stiftung by Tina Kilvio Tuscher and Dr. Heidy Zimmermann and papers on music in Swiss libraries and archives given by Jorg Muller, Gabriella Hanke Knaus and Dorothea Baumann. Among the several excursions, the trip to the Deutsche Volksliedarchiv presented by Barbara Boock will remain unforgettable. The excursion to the Paul Sacher Stiftung was quickly fully booked out as expected.

Several Swiss members went to the IAML conference, held in Naples from 20 to 25 July, and some of them gave papers. The President could only take part in the second half of the week. As usual, two lunch meetings were held in preparation of the next congress in Amsterdam which again will be a joint congress with IMS with a Symposium on "Music and Notation". …

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