Projects / Programmes source: ARRS

Music for the young people since 1945 and Jeunesses Musicales in Slovenia

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.08.00  Humanities  Musicology   

Code Science Field
6.04  Humanities  Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music) 
Jeunesse musicale and youth music since 1945, music as ideology, Slovene music culture, Slovene music politics, Slovene musical practice
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on June 3, 2023; A3 for period 2017-2021
Data for ARRS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender, archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  183  528  463  2.53 
Scopus  270  1,168  1,002  3.71 
Researchers (21)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12243  PhD Matjaž Barbo  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  480 
2.  23445  PhD Katarina Bogunović Hočevar  Humanities  Researcher  2022 - 2023  55 
3.  36916  PhD Tina Bohak Adam  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  82 
4.  29339  PhD Ana Hofman  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  409 
5.  30267  PhD Darja Koter  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  507 
6.  26012  PhD Mojca Kovačič  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  294 
7.  14493  PhD Drago Kunej  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  379 
8.  22274  PhD Rebeka Kunej  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  192 
9.  15677  PhD Matija Marolt  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2021 - 2023  369 
10.  51175  Polona Mlinarič    Technician  2022 - 2023 
11.  14294  PhD Rajko Muršič  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  1,801 
12.  13612  PhD Aleš Nagode  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  328 
13.  35071  PhD Matevž Pesek  Engineering sciences and technologies  Researcher  2021 - 2023  127 
14.  19622  PhD Svanibor Pettan  Humanities  Researcher  2022 - 2023  787 
15.  21771  PhD Gregor Pompe  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  352 
16.  20002  PhD Branka Rotar Pance  Social sciences  Researcher  2021 - 2023  437 
17.  15699  PhD Leon Stefanija  Humanities  Principal Researcher  2021 - 2023  472 
18.  32212  PhD Nejc Sukljan  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  75 
19.  19466  PhD Urša Šivic  Humanities  Researcher  2021 - 2023  400 
20.  27579  PhD Boštjan Udovič  Social sciences  Researcher  2021 - 2023  458 
21.  31106  PhD Katarina Zadnik  Social sciences  Researcher  2021 - 2023  158 
Organisations (5)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  95,382 
2.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  39,584 
3.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  60,183 
4.  0868  University of Ljubljana Academy of Music  Ljubljana  1626809  1,974 
5.  1539  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science  Ljubljana  1627023  14,461 
Scientific background. There were important aspirations regarding youth music in Slovenia: after Ljubljana Musical Youth was founded in 1964 by the conductor Ciril Cvetko, the Slovene branch of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) was established in 1969. The period may be seen as a Slovenian echo on what social studies address as the Baby boomers' culture. Although the youth culture is noticeable in Slovenia already in the period between the World Wars – beside a musical kindergarten by Glasbena Matica, series of concerts for young people was organized –, it came, as it were, through the main door of the cultural practices since 1945. The existential consequences of this cultural phenomenon are omnipresent today: from youth-oriented policies, economic enterprises and political endeavours to different cultural engagements including the entertainment industry. Problem identification. The leading question of the proposed project reads: how were the youth-related musical practices functioning in the socialist era of Slovenia? The question indicates two main sets of contents: on one side, we have the institutional musical practices embodied in Glasbena mladina (Jeunesses Musicales), on the other side, however, the DIY (do-it-yourself) practices as well as the growing entertainment media. Both fields are understood as a trajectory in which Jeunesses Musicales and DIY practices function as basic antinomies that have been stirring up different musical practices of our "post-socialist" culture. Baby boomers witnessed the beginnings of the frictions between professional musicianship and a modern DIY or amateur musical culture. The professionals dictated the youth musical culture although the DIY musicking was growing in importance and influence (pop music). The question regarding such a clash of musical values––pointedly phrased: on one side for the young (Jeunesses Musicales) and, on the other, by the young (DIY)––is considered topical. Similar antinomies are omnipresent in our glocalized––locally and regionally sensitive because of the globalisation––not only musical modernity in a form of a series of dichotomies, such as high/low art, serious/pop music, local/universal musical practices, subsidized/freelance, our/their music etc. The objective. The project aims to comparatively analyse the youth musical practices in Slovenia since the end of WW II. The period enables to trace crucial cultural shifts systematically through the layers of both structures (institutions) of youth-connected musical practices as well as processes that have diversifying and changing the musical practices: 1) Structures. On one side, the project team will systematize the structures through which youth-related music circulated. The scholars will systematically gather data about the institutions, individuals, and the phenomena, such are musical works and events, in short: the aim is to list "the names" gathered under the umbrella term “youth music”. 2) Processes. On the other side, the contexts underlying those structures will be addressed – the "the activities" or instruments that shaped and modified the ideas of youth-related music: ideologies, beliefs, perceptions, reactions, deeds. The forms and levers of reshaping these forms are seen as indicators through which youth-related music was experiencing constant change: first with a divide with regard to other music practices (this was the main reason for Jeunesse Musicale) than with an ever-growing speed also fragmenting within itself. And the objective of the project is: to offer a glossary of the forms of existence of the youth-related music as well as the processes that were fragmenting and changing it since 1945. It may well help in understanding better our fragmented and fragmenting musical world.
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