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„Живите песни“ (върху най-ранните теренни записи на традиционна музика от България, правени от Райна Кацарова)
“Living Songs” (On the Earliest Fieldwork Recordings of Traditional Music From Bulgaria by Raina Katsarova)

Author(s): Ventsislav Dimov
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Raina Katsarova is the earliest Bulgarian ethnomusicologist who has introduced sound recording in her fieldwork. We owe to her the earliest archival recordings of traditional music from Bulgaria, kept at the National Centre for Cultural Heritage, Institute of Art Studies, BAS. What are the human and media dimensions to the earliest recordings as a communicative event? How does a fieldwork researcher experience the burden and the reward of the earliest recording activity? These are the questions to which this paper as part of a collaborative research project on Raina Katsarova and the beginings of recording activities in Bulgarian ethnomusicology would try and answer. Most of the sound recordings and fieldwork diaries under consideration are rare and unknown archival artefacts, published for the first time.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 214-225
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian, English