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Electronic Musical Instruments in Collection Context

In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten erlangten elektronische Musikinstrumente wachsende Bedeutung in der Wissenschaft und wandelten sich zu gefragten Sammlungsobjekten für Museen. Dieser Band beleuchtet das Phänomen aus unterschiedlichen Blickrichtungen.
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The advent of electronics opened up new potentials for concepts concerning musical instruments, changing long-established perspectives and revolutionizing some centuries-old traditions. Over the last decades, those instruments gained in importance in science and turned into sought-after objects of museum collections. This volume takes up current research topics and deals with the following questions: What musical and creative capabilities were opened up and in which new ways were these made accessible to artists? How did composers and musicians react to newly emerging questions of instrumentality and virtuosity? Next to those aspects, this volume especially addresses perspectives and challenges of collection related tasks concerning this group of musical instruments. New and rather ephemeral materials of industrially shaped ways of production demand customised prerequisites for long-term preservation as well as presentation in exhibitions.

›Klang und Begriff‹ is a publication series commissioned by the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung PK, Berlin. The topics of this series are oriented towards the tonal-auditory manifestation of composed music, which is explored analytically by today’s available means of music theory, organology and music technology.


Conny Restle: Working with Electronic Musical Instruments in Public Collections:
Challenges, Concepts und Questions upon Questions
Erich Tremmel: Novelty in History
Benedikt Brilmayer: The Trouble with Novelties: Electronic Musical Instruments in Museum Collections
Heidi von Rüden: An Interactive Installation Project and Problems with its Conservation
Peter Donhauser: Max Brand – Pioneer or Follower?
Andreas Swoboda: The Evolution of the Breath Controller: 
Electrified Reeds, Phototubes and Digital Wind
Miriam Akkermann: Archiving Music, Preserving Digital Instruments: Considerations on a Mutual Relationship
Julin Lee: Exploring the Agency of Oskar Sala and the Mixtur-Trautonium Through the Lens of the Actor-Network Theory
Edward Wilson-Stephens: A Taxonomy of Interactive Theremin Instruments in North American Museums
Alexander Bonus: My End is My Beginning: Dreams, Dismissals and the Dawning of Avant-Garde Electronic Instruments
Concluding Discussion

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Electronic Musical Instruments in Collection Context
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