INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRES (IAML)
ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DES BIBLIOTHEQUES, ARCHIVES ET CENTRES DE DOCUMENTATION MUSICAUX (AIBM)
INTERNATIONALE VEREINIGUNG DER MUSIKBIBLIOTHEKEN, MUSIKARCHIVE UND MUSIKDOKUMENTATIONSZENTREN (IVMB)
ISSUE NO. 6 JULY 2002
It is my sad duty to inform the membership of IAML of the death on December 11 of Keiichiro Watanabe, a very distinguished and dedicated member of our Japanese Branch. Professor Watanabe was for many years Professor of Music History at the Toho Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo (where our good friend Tasuko Todo is librarian). After serving as Treasurer of the IAML Japanese Branch from 1979 to 1993 and Vice-President in 1994, he was President from 1995 to 1998. As a scholar he specialized in the music of Handel, and I thus came to know him personally through international Handel gatherings. He was one of the first scholars to undertake rigorous study of the watermarks in Handel's autographs, and by correlating his findings with variations in the composer's handwriting he was able to make a lasting contribution to our knowledge of the chronology of his Italian works. Professor Watanabe was also a gracious and generous colleague, a true gentleman. I last saw him during my visit to Tokyo two months ago, when he and several other members of IAML-Japan kindly took me out to an extraordinary Japanese dinner that I will long remember. He will be sorely missed by those of us privileged to have known him.
John H. Roberts President, IAML
Communiqué of the International Music Council
It is with deep sorrow and regret that we inform you of the untimely death of our dear friend and colleague Guy Huot, Secretary General of the International Music Council. Guy passed away on Sunday, June 9th 2002, after a brain hemorrhage. Born in Ottawa, he obtained a degree in literature at the University of Ottawa while concurrently pursuing organ studies, organising concerts for Jeunesses Musicales and writing music reviews for various dailies and periodicals. After his studies, he was appointed the first Music Officer of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian national granting agency. Later, he was selected as Music Administrator of the National Arts Centre where he was responsible for the NAC Orchestra both in Ottawa and on tour as well as for other musical events.
In 1976, he became Secretary General of the Canadian Music Council in which capacity he organised national and international symposia, exhibitions, concert tours, concerts at Government House, published a quarterly magazine about music in Canada, founded national competitions and awards for musicians, set up representation schemes for Canadian musicians abroad, and supervised the organisation of the 1984 World Music Days of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). Elected to the ISCM Board, he was also appointed 1st Vice-President of the Consejo Interamericano de Musica, (Organisation of American States).
In 1987, he was appointed Secretary General of the International Music Council. Since that time he has coordinated the activities of this non-governmental organisation throughout the world. He has been responsible for the implementation of projects in collaboration with IMC contributed to the UNESCO Collection of traditional music recordings, organised concerts and symposia, and initiated research projects. Chief Editor of the IMC biannual publication RESONANCE, he was regularly invited to speak at conferences throughout the world, as well as to participate in various selection committees.
Guy was the Paris correspondent for Opera Canada and frequently wrote for "La Lettre du Musicien" and other publications. He was President of the "Association pour le rayonnement du Jeune Choeur de Paris".
Guy Huot's sudden death leaves us feeling extremely sad and already missing him as a loyal and sensitive friend, with his subtle sense of humour and great wisdom. We are very grateful to him for his dedication and commitment to his work, for his diplomacy and his great tact in relationships with others. We will always keep him in our hearts and regret that the path we followed together ended so suddenly. On behalf of the International Music Council, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family, relatives and friends.
Kifah Fakhouri, President Silja Fischer, Executive Secretary
Communiqué du Conseil international de la musique
C'est avec une infinie tristesse que nous devons vous faire part du décès de notre très cher ami et collègue Guy Huot, Secrétaire général du Conseil international de la musique, survenu à Paris, le 9 juin 2002, des suites d'une hémorragie cérébrale.
Né à Ottawa, c'est ici que parallèlement à ses études de littérature et sa formation d'organiste, il organise des concerts pour les Jeunesses Musicales et travaille en tant que critique musical. Suite à ses études, il est nommé administrateur de la musique au Centre national des arts (Ottawa) où il assume la responsabilité de l'Orchestre national à Ottawa.
Devenu secrétaire général du Conseil canadien de la musique en 1976, il y organise des colloques, des expositions et des tournées d'ensembles, y dirige un trimestriel d'information musicale, fonde des concours et des prix nationaux, se charge de la promotion de compositeurs canadiens à l'étranger, dirige l'organisation des Journées mondiales de la musique (Société internationale pour la musique contemporaine). Durant cette période, il est élu au comité international de la SIMC et nommé premier vice-président du Consejo interamericano de la música, un organe de l'Organisation des Etats américains.
Depuis 1987, il occupe les fonctions de secrétaire général du Conseil international de la musique. A ce titre, il coordonne toutes les activités à travers le monde de cet organisme non-gouvernemental et réalise des projets avec ses comités nationaux et organisations membres. Il supervise ainsi l'organisation de tribunes radiophoniques sur tous les continents, publie un bulletin d'information, collabore à la Collection UNESCO d'enregistrements de musique traditionnelle, met sur pied des concerts, des colloques et des projets de recherche. Il assure la rédaction du magazine biannuel du CIM, RESONANCE, est régulièrement invité à présenter des communications en France comme à l'étranger et participe à divers jurys de sélection. Depuis tout récemment, il assume également les fonctions de Président de l'Association pour le rayonnement du Jeune Choeur de Paris.
Nous sommes très profondément touchés par la brutale disparition de Guy Huot. Il nous manquera en tant qu'ami dont nous avons toujours pu apprécier la loyauté, le sens de l'humour, l'intelligence, la sensibilité.
Tous nos remerciements vont vers lui pour la qualité de son travail au service du CIM, pour son investissement professionnel, pour la diplomatie et le tact dont il a toujours su faire preuve dans l'exercice de ses fonctions.
Nous garderons Guy Huot en nos mémoires et nos coeurs et regrettons que le chemin parcouru avec lui se soit arrêté si soudainement.
Au nom du Conseil international de la musique, nous tenons à exprimer à sa famille, ses proches et amis nos plus sincères condoléances.
Kifah Fakhouri, Président Silja Fischer, Secrétaire exécutive
Paris, le 11 juin 2002
Make sure to come to IAML in Berkeley, it should be the event of the year!
Here is some additional information about some of the presentations that will be heard at Berkeley.
MusicCat: 'Making Beautiful Music': Giving Patrons Control of Your Musical Resources.
Traditional library catalogues have been
limited in the ways they allow library patrons to search and identify specific types of
musical resources. MusiCat is an experimental user interface that reflects the different
ways in which users think when searching for musical material. MusiCat is the latest in a
series of Silkeborg Public Library web services that aim to empower users and make library
resources more accessible.
Tuesday August 6: 14.15
Inventory of the contents of Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music: A Bibliography.
Therre informal demonstrations will introduce users to the prototype of this important on-line music reference tool. The current version of the Inventory contains ca. 135,000 records which provide access to the citations in Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music: A Bibliography by George R. Hill and Norris L. Stephens. (Fallen Leaf reference books in music ; no. 14. Berkeley Calif. : Fallen leaf Press, c1997), a bibliography of ca. 9,500 collected editions of music prepared according to responsible editorial principles.
Especially in Medieval and Renaissance
repertories, the inventory records have been prepared under the supervision of
musicological specialists. Access points include names (composers, editors, librettists),
titles (uniform and additional), opus and/or thematic index number, format, presence of
non-standard clefs and figured bass, duration, language, genre, instrumentation, notes,
source information, and when applicable text and/or musical incipit.
Monday August 5, Tuesday August 6, Thursday August 8: 10:45-11:45
The IAML (Australia) Biennial Conference 2002 will take place in Perth, Western Australia from 12-14 September. The conference will be at the home of the Library and Information Service of Western Australia, situated in the heart of Northbridge, and just a short walk from the Perth CBD. The theme of the conference is "Ad Infinitum: Preserving Australia's Musical Culture". The Conference will include a keynote address by one of Australia's most eminent musicologists, Emeritus Professor David Tunley. The Biennial General Meeting will be held at the conference venue on the second day.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to tour the Music and Performing Arts Library at LISWA, the Performing Arts Museum at His Majesty's Theatre, and visit the Music Archive at the Benedictine Community at New Norcia, once home to Dom Stephen Moreno, a Spanish monk who was sent to New Norcia in 1908, and who was a composer, teacher, and fine pianist and organist.
For further information regarding the program and registration go to: http://www.iamlaust.org/conference2002.htm
Georgina Binns, IAML (Australia) President
PROKOFIEV AND 20TH-CENTURY CULTURE Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music Friday 7 - Monday 10 February 2003
Organised by the Serge Prokofiev Association and Archive at Goldsmiths College, London, in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester - UK; and the Observatoire Musical Francais (OMF) - France, this international symposium is an integral part of the "Manchester Prokofiev 2003 Festival" (31 January - 10 February 2003).
Keynote speaker: Sir Peter Ustinov
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Fifty years after Prokofiev's death, his work, life and the many worlds in which he operated are of increasing interest to performers and scholars. Although Prokofiev's best-known scores are the product of a co-operation with other art forms from literature to dance and film, there has been no systematic study of the contribution that these various forms of collaboration made to his artistic achievement as a whole. This international symposium seeks to open up this line of enquiry and we therefore invite papers from specialists in the fields of music, dance, film, theatre, literature, cultural and social history. The symposium will focus predominantly on two phases of Prokofiev's career, looking at his work and that of his associates among the Russian emigre circles in Paris, and in Soviet Russia.
PAPERS We are inviting formal papers, thematic sessions, and performance-based contributions. Papers from practitioners (composers, choreographers, theatre directors, performers) as well as scholars are warmly welcomed. Papers from postgraduate students will also be given serious consideration.
Areas currently under consideration as the subject of thematic sessions include: Prokofiev and opera Russia's post-Soviet interpretation of Prokofiev Prokofiev and the French school Russian artistic circles in Paris in the 1920s Prokofiev's work for children Prokofiev's associates
Suggestions for other topics are welcomed.
PRACTICAL DETAILS OF CONTRIBUTIONS: Languages: English; Russian and French (print-outs of abstracts to be provided in English translation). Duration: 20' for individual papers 60' for thematic sessions (3 to 4 people) 30' for performance-based papers
PROPOSALS: to arrive no later than 11 July 2002
* Proposals for papers should be submitted in the form of a title followed by an abstract of no more than 200 words. * Proposals for sessions should be submitted in the form of an overall title followed by titles of individual papers, plus indications of contributors and abstracts if possible. Proposals should be sent to Noelle Mann by e-mail, NOT as attachment: email@example.com Contributors will be informed by 25 August 2002.
Conference Organiser: Noelle Mann, The Serge Prokofiev Archive, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London SE14 6NW; tel: +44 (0)20 7919 7558; fax. +44 (0)20 7919 7255; firstname.lastname@example.org (Please use e-mail whenever possible.)
ENQUIRIES Details of accommodation, fees and registration will be announced in the autumn, along with the full programme of the symposium and the Festival.
THE MANCHESTER PROKOFIEV 2003 FESTIVAL will offer a richly varied programme of concerts and public events, with the participation of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (concerts on 31 Jan, 7 and 10 Feb); the Manchester Camerata (8 Feb); The Halle Orchestra (9 Feb) and the RNCM's various performing groups (8 - 10 Feb). For further details regarding Prokofiev 2003 and the Manchester Festival, see: http://www.sprkfv.net/association/2003home.html is located at http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/
FONTES REVIEWS EDITOR WANTS REVIEWS
Leslie Troutman, Fontes Reviews Editor, would like to hear from those IAML members interested in writing book reviews for the journal. She currently has a number of recent titles awaiting review. If you would like information about this, please contact her at email@example.com. In your message include a sentence about your areas(s) of expertise and interest. She is particularly keen to hear from members outside North America and Great Britain (though members from those areas certainly will not be turned away!). On a related note: if you are aware of a recent publication in your country that should be known by the membership and therefore wold be a good candidate for a Fontes review, please contact Leslie.
Leslie Troutman email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music User-Services Coordinator and Associate Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Ph: +217 244-4071 Fx: +217-244-9097
CONFERENCE DATES OF INTEREST
Our Past-President, Pam Thompson, suggested that it would be both useful and interesting to list in the Newsletter the dates of forthcoming conferences that might be of interest to IAML members. These would include associations with which we are affiliated, those concerned with music librarianship, meetings of national branches, plus any other relevant meeting dates that members would like to send in. So. IAML members, please send me the dates of any conferences you think might be of interest to your colleagues. Who knows, someone might be passing through your country at the crucial time, and be delighted to look in at your annual meeting!
FUTURE IAML CONFERENCES
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Alison Hall, IAML Secretary General
Editor, IAML Electronic Newsletter
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