Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Spain

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Spain

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In 2010, the Spanish branch of IAML had 159 associates, which mean a little increase from 2009. Our main activities were developed around two specific working groups created to elaborate and fill out two music data bases which will be available, at least as a first version, in the near future. One of them was the Spanish branch of the IAML project Access to Music Archives, coordinated by Jon Bagues, which last year completed the design of a master record and began a proof period by describing some different sources and testing the database operability.

We called the second one the Atril project ('atril' is the Spanish word for lectern) and it aims to be a reference database for Spanish symphonic music. Our group of orchestra archives noticed that the well-known David Daniels' book and web page on symphonic repertories, a main tool for all the orchestras around the world, have a very little Spanish music content, so we are trying to fill the gap with our own data base. It begun in 2009 and I already commented something about it in our Moscow report. In 2010 the Atril group designed a master record for the project and right now we are beginning to test it as a searchable online data base. Recently we had as well very promising meetings with Spanish music publishers concerning Atril, in order to make it a real collaborative project between the association and private enterprises which are interested on the performance of Spanish music around the world.

Last year we have also made significant steps on the field of sound archives. First we organized two very successful courses, in Madrid and Renteria, about the preservation of sound files, following the guidelines of the International Association of Sound Archives. …

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