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. 7 OCTOBER 2002
For those of us present, and for those sadly unable to be present, Berkeley in 2002 was yet another successful IAML conference. Of course, it is hardly necessary to say that there is no such thing as an unsuccessful IAML conference. There have been, of course, times when the weather that was ordered did not arrive, a few minor hiccups in arrangements, all unavoidable, and all usually kept well hidden behind closed doors, but never, ever, an unsuccessful conference.
In this instance, the weather performed magnificently, for which various people claimed the credit. Thus we were able to enjoy a perfect Opening reception, outside the Doe Library of the Central Campus, and mid-week excursions to Muir Woods, San Francisco, and Pine Ridge Winery, in the Napa Valley. On the cultural side, two quite splendid concerts were arranged for us, Davitt Moroney, harpsichordist, and the Kronos Quartet. Two sessions on the Thursday were held off campus, at San Jose State University, and Stanford University, providing an opportunity to see other California campuses (or campi?), and the icing on the cake was provided by the Farewell Dinner, held in the foyer of the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco.
Our thanks and congratulations go to all members of the organising committee, but, in particular, to the redoubtable chef de congrés, Lenore Coral, who made it all work. Many thanks, Lenore!
At the Berkeley meeting, the IAML Council approved the creation of a Programme Committee, to go into effect for the Tallinn meeting, with a remit as follows. Responsibility for the content of the conference sessions (as opposed to working meetings) will be divided between the Programme Committee and the various Professional Branches, Subject Commissions, and Committees under whose auspices such sessions are held. Each branch or commission is responsible for organizing one session in each conference, and committees may do the same. Any branch, commission, committee or working group may also propose additional sessions to the Program Committee. The national branch hosting the conference is entitled to hold one or two plenary sessions dealing with that country, but they must coordinate the content of these sessions with the program committee. The Program Committee will be responsible for the overall organization of the program. It will issue calls for proposals, reviews proposals submitted by individuals or branches, commissions, etc., and conceive and plan other sessions dealing with topics of current interest to members of the association. It will attempt as far as possible to design a balanced, coherent, and varied programme of high calibre.
The first Chair of the Committee is Pam Thompson. Chairs of Branches, Commissions, Working Groups, Committees, R-Projects, please send in your programme plans to Pam email@example.com and to the Secretary General, as soon as possible (deadline is 1 November 2002!!), so that the Committee has the material with which to create the most interesting and informative programme possible. Individual suggestions are also welcome: is there a topic you would really like to see presented and discussed at IAML? Do you have good presentation in your back pocket that you would like to see aired in Tallinn? Send it in! It may not be possible to accommodate everyone, but we can try, and we can only do that if you send us your suggestions.
REPORTS FROM BERKELEY
Broadcasting and Orchestra Libraries Branch
Winternitz conference at RCMI/CUNY
Music in Art: Music Iconography as a Source for Music History
This is the Ninth Conference of the Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY, co-sponsored by the Department of Musical Instruments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 6-8 November 2003. The conference will commemorate Emanuel Winternitz (1898-1983), the Honorary President of the Répertoire International de Iconographie Musicale, long-time curator of the Department of Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and co-director of the Research Center for Music Iconography. Winternitz focused his research on musical instruments, their decorations, their function in various stylistic periods, and their symbolism in iconography. The year 2003 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first season of Winternitz's' innovative "Concerts for Members of The Metropolitan Museum of Art", which featured programs of early music played on original instruments and the 20th anniversary of his death. Proposals for papers on topics relating to the following themes are invited: * Emanuel Winternitz: the man and his pioneering work * Iconography of musical instruments: symbolism and reality * Iconography of opera * Portraits of composers and performers * Visions of brass: Iconographic studies of brass instruments and performers (sponsored by the Historic Brass Society) * Iconography of musical life in Spanish-speaking world (co-sponsored > with the Foundation for Iberian Music CUNY) * Iconography of musical life in 19th-century New York (co-sponsored with the Music in Gotham Project CUNY) * Musical references in 20th-century visual art * Abstracts of 200-300 words may be submitted before 31 December 2002 to: Zdravko Blazekovic, Research Center for Music Iconography, City University of New York Graduate School 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309 Telephone: 212/817-1992 Fax: 212/817-1569 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org The conference will take place at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Concerts from the series "Music Forgotten and Remembered", which Winternitz organized at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and demonstrations of early instruments from the Museum's collection will complement the conference. For further information visit RCMI's site at http://web.gc.cuny.edu/rcmi
MOZART AND THE KEYBOARD CULTURE OF HIS TIME
In conjunction with the Mozart Society of America conference, "Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time," which will be held at Cornell University on March 28-30, 2003, the Cox Library of Music and Dance and the Cornell Music Department will mount an exhibition on this topic in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library. The exhibition, highlighting books, manuscripts and images drawn from Cornell's rare book collections, and from the Cox Library of Music and Dance, will be on display from February 7 through May 2003. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by to see it.
Oskar Adler: A Complete Man: Online College of Astrology Dr. Adler is
well recognized as a kind of under-recognized figure in the history of modern
music, since he was the first music teacher of Arnold Schoenberg, with whom he
remained life-long friends. Their entire correspondence is one chapter of the
biography, along with commentary on the historical context of their times.
Another chapter contains exclusive interview with the great violinists Louis and
Adrienne Krasner, who shared fond memories of playing with Dr. Adler in Vienna,
and much more.
MESSAGE FROM THE IMC PRESIDENT
CONFERENCE DATES OF INTEREST
FUTURE IAML CONFERENCES
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Alison Hall, IAML Secretary General
Editor, IAML Electronic Newsletter
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