Nordic Oral Singing Traditions and Intangible Cultural Heritage

artistic and scientific meetings 2019 – 2020

Tiivistelmä

Runosong Academy is organizing a special meeting of Nordic Oral Singing Traditions, in 2019. We will invite researchers and musicians from Greenland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia to take part in the program: workshops, concerts, a seminar of singing traditions as intangible cultural heritage. As a result of meeting a publication will be published, both electronic and printed.

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Meeting will be in two parts. In June 2019 there will be the artistic part, which means meeting of musicians and musician-researchers. This part will be carried out in cooperation with Ethno Music Festival Sommelo.

In February 2020 the more scientific and research-oriented part will be implemented in Helsinki. There researchers and researcher-musicians present their work within the Nordic singing traditions. This part will be done in cooperation with Finnish literature society and Sibelius Academy.

However, in both parts there will be elements on both approaches.

Large audience will be able to experience versatile concerts and seminars that present and reveal different Nordic singing traditions. During the meetings there is the idea of joint artistic production, which could be realized in 2020 or 2021. So, the meetings will aim for future cooperation.

Objectives of the project

  • to increase cooperation between researchers, researcher-musicians, institutions and festivals in Nordic countries
  • to increase knowledge, understanding and appreciation of multifaceted Nordic Cultures
  • to create knowledge and understanding of singing cultures as our intangible cultural heritage (ICH)
  • to support UNESCO-process on safeguarding the ICH in Nordic countries

Key persons in the meeting

Pekka Huttu-Hiltunen

Project director, DMA. A researcher in runosong tradition, director of Runosong Academy. Also a musician. Finland.

Wimme & Rinne (Wimme Saari and Tapani Rinne)

Sami and Finland.

Hivshu

researcher, artist. Greenland-Sweden

Torgeir Vassvik

Musician. Norway

Mirja Palo

Musician, Sweden

Susanne Rosenberg

Professor, researcher and artist specialiced in Sweedish ballads. Also has studied the art of epic songs. Sweden.

Janika Oras

Researcher, Literary Museum – Estonian Folklore Archives. Also a musician. Expert in Estonian singing traditions. Estonia

Taive Viiding

Researcher in Estonian literature Museum – Estonian Folklore Archives. Estonia

Alevtina Voitovitsh

Researcher and musician. Petrozavodsk state Conservatory. Russia.

Vera Shvetsova

Researcher in Petrzavodsk state Conservatory. Russia.

Labingis-yhtye

Traditional singing and dancing group from Vilnius Ethnic Culture Centre. Lithuania

AR-GOD -yhtye (Toivo Sömer and Maria Korepanova).

Folkmusic group. Estonia

Nordic Oral Singing Traditions and Intangible Cultural Heritage -meeting 2019 – 2020

Runosong Academy is organizing a special meeting under the theme of Nordic Oral Singing
Traditions and Intangible Cultural Heritage, in 2019 and 2020. We will invite researchers and musicians from Greenland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia to take part in the program, which consists workshops, concerts, a seminar of singing traditions as intangible cultural heritage.

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