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2021 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

New York Institute for the Humanity and Social Studies in collaboration with Collegium Musicum honors a program to mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

Honoring all innocent victims who were killed in Auschwitz eighty years ago, The New York Institute for the Humanity and Social Studies in collaboration with Collegium Musicum will present a program dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In order to join millions of people worldwide, who want to protect the legacy of history, we will present a unique concert. Music for this masterpiece is composed by victims of the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp.

After the event, NYHSS will present David Arben’s authorized biography, a Holocaust survivor and world-class violinist who served with Philadelphia Symphony for over 30 years.

 

Join us live on January 28 at 6:30 pm, on Zoom platform.

 

https://us02web.zoom.u/j/84832889691?pwd=N1Nsck92Mk5ydmlYV25kbnU5R3BYUT09

 

Meeting ID: 848 3288 9691
Passcode: 694948

 

Or you can watch it on Collegium Musicum YouTube Live Channel

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usrd5xa5LW4&feature=youtu.be

 

and  Collegium Musicum website:

 

https://collegiummusicumnj.org/

“Sounding Roman Representation and Performing Identity in Western Turkey”, by Prof.Sonia Tamar Seeman, published by Oxford University Press, 2019.

 

This unique study represents first historical and socially-grounded overview of Romani musical styles in recent history. It is a research based on extensive fieldwork and in-depth personal experience with Romani musician families. The book also provides an accessible narrative of Turkish Romani music, includes Romani voices, terminology, aesthetic parameters, song texts, and music transcriptions. The New York Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies congratulate Prof. Sonia Seeman, our Chair of the Advisory and Research Board in celebrating diverse voices of the Romani musicians in Western Turkey. You may purchase your copy of this publication here.

The New York Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies announces new program Displacement, Identities, and Social Change.

 

Official Fellowships, Internships, and Grants Program for 2020/2021
Proposal Submissions opened from September 1, 2020, till March 1, 2021.

 

New York Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies announces a call for research, arts, and performance project proposals for 2020/2021, focusing on the main interest area of Displacement, Identities, and Social Change. Please see our Projects and Grants Section for more details.

Performance of Dr. Dennis Krasnokutsky performed at the concert The Art of Fugue, Double Violin Concerto at St. Thomas Apostle Church in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

 

Dr. Krasnokutsky joining the Collegium Musicum of New Jersey once again for the live stream series of concerts featuring baroque composers.

Dr. Dennis Krasnokutski performed Kazhgaliev’s Concerto in Astana, Kazakhstan, February 2019.

 

Dr. Krasnokutsky premiering Kazhgaliev’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with the Astana Opera Orchestra in Astana on February 16, 2019.

New Publication by Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic in Edited Volume Double Reeds Along the Great Silk Road, Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2019.

 

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic published a new research paper The Otherness of Zurla: Traditional Music, Local Identifications, and Change, presented previously at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music 25th ICTM Colloquium Double Reeds of the Silk Road: The Interaction of Theory and Practice from Antiquity to Contemporary Performance in 2018.
Edited by Prof. Gisa Jähnichen and Terada Yoshitaka, valuable collection of research papers was published in the edited volume Double Reeds Along the Great Silk Road, published by Logos Verlag, Berlin in 2019.

Danica Borisavljevic performed at Piano Divas – Fusing music, fashion and technology by Paracademia, at Gallery MC, April 21, 2018.

 

Piano Divas – Fusing music, fashion and technology by Paracademia; Dress-up wireless technology to enable performers to control music parameters as they play.

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]

Performance of Dr. Dennis Krasnokutsky at the Voices from the Holocaust – Artists of Terezin, New Jersey, July 12, 2019.

 

Dr. Krasnokutsky after performance with the Collegium Musicum of the music by Holocaust composers of Terezin. The Collegium Musicum presents the artistic remembrance project “Voices of the Holocaust – Artists of Terezin” on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Dowdell Library of South Amboy.
This music, poetry reading and discussion event will include an exhibition dedicated to the children’s opera “Brundibar” staged at the Teresienstadt (Terezin) Concentration Camp in 1944. The exhibition was originally prepared for and exposed at Berkeley University as part of their Culture against Destruction Project.

New Performance by Danica Borisavljevic of new works solo piano, NYC premieres International Computer Music Conference and New York City Electroacoustic Festival June 16-23 2019.

Announcement of Vessels to Motherland – an eclectic duo of Danica Borisavljevic and violinist Nikita Morozov, Arete, New York City, May 23, 2019.

 

Vessels to Motherland – an eclectic duo consisting of pianist Danica Borisavljevic and violinist Nikita Morozov, is a coexistence of classical/ contemporary repertoire with live experimental electronics. Prokofiev’s Sonata in F minor for violin and piano, a 73-year-old Soviet tugboat, capable of pulling even the heaviest souls, will steer into the unknown, and grind its teeth in electronic psychedelia.

Participation at the Conference Proceedings of the Study Group for Musical Instruments Lisbon, Portugal, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, April 10-13, 2019

 

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic presented a paper The Subway Blues: Controversial Meanings of the Musical and Social Reality at the 22nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for Musical Instruments, held in Lisbon, Portugal, and hosted by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities NOVA University of Lisbon (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), and its Institute for Ethnomusicology – Center of Studies in Music and Dance. With over forty participants, renowned experts in the field of organology and anthropology of music, presenters displayed new research and findings in twelve individual sessions. The official program of this Symposium primarily focused in three main areas of investigation: 1) Musical Instruments and the Senses; 2) Mobility and Colonization of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Repertoires; and 3) New Research.

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic Gave a Public Speech, at the Public Promotion of the Dr. Slobodan Jerkov’s new Monograph Wedding Songs of Spic, Montenegrin Music Center, Podgorica, Montenegro, 2019.

 

On April 24, 2019, organized by the Montenegrin Music Center, together with the author and Ms. Vanja Vukcevic, Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic gave an analytic and introductory speech on the new publication of Dr. Slobodan Jerkov Wedding Songs of Spic, Montenegrin Music Center, Podgorica, Montenegro, 2019, held in City Museum of Podgorica, Montenegro. In this valuable contribution to the Balkan ethnomusicology, Dr. Jerkov examined traditional wedding songs of Spic region, Montenegro, collected between 1954 and 2017. Dr. Jakovljevic asserts that this publication has significant importance as a testimony of music change and influences that shaped these valuable traditional music forms, from regional to intercontinental migrations, and highlanders’ legacy practices. As Dr. Jerkov concludes, this publication aims to contain a part of the treasure for the next generations.

New Research Presented at the 25th ICTM Colloquium Double Reeds of the Silk Road: The Interaction of Theory and Practice from Antiquity to Contemporary Performance Shanghai, China, Shanghai Conservatory of Music,November 28-December 1, 2018.

 

Dr. Rastko Jakovljevic presented his new research entitled The Otherness of Zurla: Traditional Music, Local Identifications, and Change at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. With over twenty world renowned scholars in this field, the Colloquia envisioned thematic frames, including: 1. History of the double reeds and their relation to other reed instruments, social and cultural implications: from legends to reality, from assumptions to facts; 2. Technical characteristics, playing techniques, and performance practices as single instruments and in ensemble contexts; 3. Double reeds and their sound symbolism in daily life and rituals of people on the Great Silk Road; 4. Aesthetics in performance, improvisation, and composition of music incorporating double reeds from past times to modernity.

Con Vivo Music – contemporary chamber and solo piano premiere at the National Opera Center, New York City, June 15, 2018.

 

Danica Borisavljevic had another successful performance at Con Vivo Music – contemporary chamber and solo piano premiere at the National Opera Center, New York City, June 15, 2018.

Another astonishing performance by Danica Borisavljevic. Piano Solo and lecture-recital of Serbian Contemporary Music was held at New Jersey City University on September 27, 2017.

 

Lecture recital – Solo piano works of avant-garde composers from Serbia premiere of a commissioned piece for toy piano and electronics. Utilizing extended techniques, improvising, graphic notation, and live electronic in the music of women immigrants from Serbia.