a slightly divergent input to the discussion, but we recently
had a short discussion on the YASMIN list initiated by Cynthia
Rubin on Oral Traditions and New Media. The dissemination of
varieties of new media systems is obviously having a large impact
on ethnomusicography, but also in preserving all kinds of oral
and non scored art forms= both traditional and contemporary.
I was recently discussing this with Iannis Zannos in Greece and
he told me of this new center in Istanbul on the island of Heybeli in
the Bosphorus, one of whose goals will be using new media in the
context of traditional 'non scored' art forms. It is an interesting example
of the crossing of archiving/documenting practices in new media and
to tradional art forms.
The goal of the Heybeliada International Sound Project is the creation
of a centre for research, education
and artistic production dealing with cultures of Anatolia and the
embraces both traditional musical cultures and new modes of expression arising
from modern technologies.
The centre will be housed in a former school building of the
Greek-Orthodox community located on the island of
Heybeli known also as Halki (Χάλκη) at the entrance of the Bosphorus
channel near Istanbul.