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Zvočno gradivo gramofonskih plošč kot vir etnomuzikoloških in folklorističnih raziskav (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.04.00  Humanities  Ethnology   

Code Science Field
6.05  Humanities  Other humanities 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08191  PhD Marjetka Golež Kaučič  Ethnology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  495 
2.  04019  PhD Marija Klobčar  Ethnology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  418 
3.  26012  PhD Mojca Kovačič  Ethnology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  302 
4.  14493  PhD Drago Kunej  Ethnology  Head  2009 - 2012  386 
5.  22274  PhD Rebeka Kunej  Ethnology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  205 
6.  25649  PhD Marjeta Pisk  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  152 
7.  19466  PhD Urša Šivic  Ethnology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  404 
8.  29784  Peter Vendramin    Technical associate  2009 - 2012  20 
9.  32209  PhD Jerneja Vrabič  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2012  16 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  62,020 
Significance for science
The research findings enable further use of documented and archived material as well as a detailed study of the principles of Slovenian folk music. The studies provide the discipline with new insights into and approaches to studying Slovenian culture. In addition, the studies indirectly contribute to increased and better use of interdisciplinary connections and modern technologies, on which junior researchers in particular are already basing their folklore and ethnomusicology studies. The project introduces an innovative interdisciplinary research methodology that is based on the mutual dependence of varied research conducted in history, ethnomusicology, and folklore studies, as well as in acoustic technology and modern IT communications technologies. The project’s basic premise is that detailed, comprehensive, and systematic study of material recorded on historical sound carriers is possible only through good knowledge of accompanying information about the recordings, which can also make a decisive contribution to the proper playback of mechanical carriers using modern equipment. This also defines the auditory impression of the recorded material. The information accompanying the recordings thus has a direct influence on listening to and interpreting the sound recording. In addition, our perception of the recording’s content, its interpretation, and our ideas about the performers are influenced by our knowledge of the recording, performers, and the content recorded, as well as our knowledge of the historical and technical conditions at the time of recording and copying. Our sense of hearing is not an independent and unbiased sense organ, but is connected with other senses and knowledge. This is why the project is specific and innovative: it studies the principles of Slovenian folk music and culture in general (which has its own specific features, different from other European cultures, but at the same time it is also connected with them) from a new perspective; in addition, it is also innovative in its approach and connection of research areas.
Significance for the country
Through the availability and publication of documented and collected material the project communicate awareness of cultural heritage to the national and international community, contribute to its preservation and continued use, and simultaneously to recognition of Slovenia internationally in promoting Slovenian culture. Folk culture is, after all, the most specific expression of the “character” of a nation, so the project is also relevant to current questions regarding the Slovenian identity in the European context. The project is important for the promotion and protection of Slovenian and also international cultural heritage and to Slovenian society as a whole, including Slovenian emigrant communities abroad (especially in the US), and for the awareness of various methods of transmitting Slovenian folk culture to people, who can build their identity based on this. Due to outdated carrier format and historical playback technology, the Slovenian audio material on 78-rpm records was not available to researchers and the general public, and is nearly forgotten despite its exceptional cultural and documentary value, which transcends national borders. The universal elements and specific features that the Slovenian nation has created in both its own cultural-historical and linguistic environment, and in contact with other cultures and nations, where it built its own identity through the most original, spontaneous, and natural forms of creativity, can be studied on the basis of the collected, processed, restored, and digitized audio material. The acquisition and archive documentation of the collection in question represent the basis for folklore, ethnomusicology, and other studies in addition to being a unique record of Slovenian cultural heritage. At the same time, digitization of material and its audio, printed, and online publication provide simple access to the contents and enable integration into the broader European academic and research cultural context (cooperation with related institutions and systems), the presentation of Slovenian cultural heritage, and e-education.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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