From 12 to 13 April 2023, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) and The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation will present the international conference Global Digital Music Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, organized by Executive Director Tina Frühauf and Executive Editor Zdravko Blažeković.
The conference provides a forum for debate across the humanities, arts, and sciences to assess and address how digital music studies can be globally relevant and respond to broader questions of sustainability and resilience. The aim of the event is to inspire new models for generating and disseminating musical knowledge with digital technologies that have the potential to engage and connect music research communities worldwide.
Tina Frühauf, along with Tim Curtis, UNESCO’s Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, will deliver the conference’s opening remarks on the morning of Wednesday, 12 April.
Additionally, several RILM staff members will serve as panel chairs throughout the conference, and some will present their research. On Wednesday, 12 April, at 12:00pm EDT, Editor Mu Qian will present his paper, “Empowering Marginalized Voices Digitally: Decolonizing Chinese Minority Music Research Through RILM Editing”. Later that day, at 5:00pm EDT, PDF Coordinator Luka Douridas will speak on “Marginalia, Mentalities, and the Dilemma of Digital Preservation”.
The conference will conclude with a catered reception, with live music performed by guitarist Federico Díaz, in honor of Dr. Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie’s 30 years of service to RILM, first as Editor, and from 1996 to 2022 as its Executive Director.
The conference is open and free to the public. We welcome you to peruse the program on the conference webpage.