Prof. Gisa Jähnichen edited new publication, Studia Instrumentorum Musicae Popularis, Volume VI for Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2019.
The authors of this volume come from all continents and represent a broad spectrum of professions in the field of organology. Their unifying idea is the care of musical instruments all over the world, not only those instruments that may appear interesting for commercial re-use or exploitable as symbols of traditions. They are organized in the International Council for Traditional Music, and form the Study Group on Musical Instruments.
As one of the most recent research areas within the humanities, the 22nd symposium of this study group was to initiate a dialogue on the relations between musical instruments and the perceptions and/or sensory interpretations and their paradigms such as sound, smell, touch, taste, and the vestibular sensory systems. Moreover, this topic should also help to investigate correlations between musical instruments, their physical and auditory specificities with aspects of proprioception and synesthesia, and further expand on the phenomena of musical instruments as mediators of spirituality.
The second topic of this volume covers the significance of musical traditions, instruments and repertoires as constituents of their mobilities, localities and colonization including re- and de-colonization, or place consciousness. Not only that but the second topic also follows the transfigurations of the musical instruments and repertoires as mediators of migrations, displacements and colonization and both temporal and spatial changes, tracking influences on the representation, contexts or emerging music aesthetics.
For more details see Logos Verlag information on this publication [LINK]
A new edition of the Asian-European Music Research Journal (AEMR) has been published, edited by Prof. Xiao Mei and co-edited with Prof. Gisa Jähnichen for year 2020.
Asian-European Music Research Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes scholarship on traditional and popular musics and field work research, and on recent issues and debates in Asian and European communities. The journal places a specific emphasis on interconnectivity in time and space between Asian and European cultures, as well as within Asia and Europe.
The journal is available online under an open access license. Starting from the 5th volume the journal is hosted by Logos Verlag Berlin and issues are also available in print.
Asian-European Music Research Journal is indexed by RILM and ERIH PLUS.
You can find more information about this journal at Logos Verlag website. [LINK]