Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Editing Historical Music in the 21st Century-Conference on Music Editing, Oslo, Norway, 10-11 December 2010

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Editing Historical Music in the 21st Century-Conference on Music Editing, Oslo, Norway, 10-11 December 2010

Article excerpt

The Musical Heritage Project in Norway--based on a partnership between The University of Oslo, The National Library of Norway, The Norwegian Academy of Music and other institutions--was initiated last year with the aim of providing new editions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Norwegian music, by composers such as Johan Svendsen, Agathe Backer-Grondahl, Geirr Tveitt and Fartein Valen (see the article in this issue of Fontes for more information on this project). The inauguration took place in December through an international seminar on Editing Historical Music in the 21st Century, whereby the organizers hoped to secure a high level of historical, critical and technological reflection on their project.

The thematic divergence of the contributions would seem to threaten the unity of the seminar, but instead it proved a useful demonstration of the manifold challenges facing the business of historical edition today. Leo Treitler (City University of New York) opened the seminar as keynote speaker with reflections on "the mimetic heritage" in music, drawing the long historical lines in his discussion of musical notation and understanding. Frans Wiering (Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University) started in the oposite corner of the field, examining the frontiers between information technology and musicology, opening a view to the future of music information retrieval and music xml coding. …

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