Institute of Ethnomusicology Sound Archive and Studio


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Institute of Ethnomusicology Sound Archive and Studio
Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6265
Fax386 (0) 1 425 7753
Managed byInstitute of Ethnomusicology
Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Head
Phone386 (0) 1 470 6266

The founding charter of the Institute of Ethnomusicology founded 1934 by France Marolt includes among its basic functions the "compiling of as complete as possible a collection of Slovene musical folklore". The enriching of this archive, founded in 1994, which as well as written records has also meant a sound archive, and in recent years also audiovisual records, has gone hand in hand with the development of recording equipment and the possibilities open to the Institute. At the same time it is the result of the Institute reaching out to other institutions. It contains 50,000 units of ethnomusicological material in total duration of 3,000 hours. Adjacent to the archive is a fully-equipped recording studio.

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In addition to extensive recordings of the folk music of Slovenia, this research archive features recordings of the folk music of other South Slavic nations and of other European and non-European nations. The collection comprises: recordings on wax cylinders dating from 1914–1919 partially preserved wax cylinders from Adlešiči and Preloka; recordings on gramophone records – discs of various formats, including unique acetates; field recordings on magnetic tape made from 1955 onwards – a collection of audio recordings of around 29,000 folk songs and instrumental melodies, some with transcriptions, with card indexes by serial number, place of origin, theme, first verse, beginning of the melody and metre; recordings on cassette (published cassettes and audio cassettes recorded in the field); recordings on Digital Audio Tape (DAT); recordings on compact disc (CD and CD-R); and visual documentation – folklore-themed films, videocassettes (various formats), VCDs and DVDs, and a photographic and slide library (folk singers, musicians, instruments, dances, work of the Institute).

The archive also contains manuscripts, song books, and other materials relating to the documentation of the work of the Institute and earlier folk song collection campaigns, plus an important collection of folk instruments.

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