The symposium was held by the Institute of Ethnomusicology ZRC SAZU, with goal bringing prominent folklore scholars and professionals to Slovenia, raising the international profile of current Slovenian research and at the same time offering the Slovenian professional community and general public an opportunity for direct contact with current international research. Sixty papers were presented at the symposium; they were divided into three thematic categories: Folklore in Delineating and Transcending Boundaries, The Traditional in the Present, Folk and Art.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 30629677
Traditiones published a set of six viewpoints on European cultural connections from the perspective of folksong heritage in the form of six articles stemming from papers given at the panel on 17 June 2008 in Derry. These papers touched on the question of a joint European song heritage or how songs reflect "Europeanness" or "Europe" as an entity.
C.05 Editorial board of a national magazineCOBISS.SI-ID: 30410029
CD Songs of Slovenia include 24 folk songs from all over Slovenia. Documentary archival recordings from the Archives of the Institute of Ethnomusicology on this CD want to present typical examples of folk singing tradition as well as song's content diversity by including ballads, ritual, love songs and many other genres. This material is a pricelles document of Slovenia's intangible heritage, which is also increasingly dying out in Slovenia due to globalization and changing lifestyle.
F.27 Contribution to preserving/protecting natural and cultural heritageCOBISS.SI-ID: 247330304
The paper adresses men's and women's roles as bearers of folksong tradition, especially ballad tradition. The premise of this discussion is the generally established idea that women were the main bearers of the Slovenian ballad tradition which is also confirmed by written and audio transcriptions of Slovenian folk songs from the last 150 years. This article problematizes the appropriateness of this belief.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 30475821
In contrast to national traditional music, in professional legitimate belief foreign musics do not represent a cultural openness, but the fear of loosing the national identity. The conflict between ‘our’ and ‘their’ music is demonstrated with the phenomenon of popularity of Balkan brass bands: played by ‘original’ Balkan bands and by Slovenian musicians that follow the model in repertoire, instruments, behavior of original brass bands. The Slovenian traditional music is vulnerable in connection with hybrid music and stressing its past authenticity to avoid balkanisation.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 30504237