- The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology
- List of Figures and Tables
- List of Contributors
- About the Companion Website
- An Introduction to Applied Ethnomusicology
- Transcending Researcher Vulnerability Through Applied Ethnomusicology
- Evaluating Values in Applied Ethnomusicology
- Cultural Engagement and Ownership Through Participatory Approaches in Applied Ethnomusicology
- Applied Ethnomusicology and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Understanding “Ecosystems of Music” as a Tool for Sustainability
- Sustainability, Resilience, and Adaptive Management for Applied Ethnomusicology
- Advocacy and the Ethnomusicologist: Assessing Capacity, Developing Initiatives, Setting Limits, and Making Sustainable Contributions
- Applied Ethnomusicology as an Intercultural Tool: Some Experiences from the Last 25 years of Minority Research in Austria
- Being Applied in the Ethnomusicology of Autism
- Motivations and Methods for Encouraging Artists in Longer Traditions
- Activist Ethnomusicology and Marginalized Music of South Asia
- Decolonization and Applied Ethnomusicology: “Story-ing” the Personal-Political-Possible in Our Work
- Andes to Amazon on the River Q’eros: Indigenous Voice in Grassroots Tourism, Safeguarding, and Ownership Projects of the Q’eros and Wachiperi Peoples
- The Role of Applied Ethnomusicology in Post-Conflict and Post-Catastrophe Communities
- The Study of Survivors’ Music
- Music and Conflict Resolution: The Public Display of Migrants in National(ist) Conflict Situations in Europe: An Analytical Reflection on University-Based Ethnomusicological Activism
- Strategies and Opportunities in the Education Sector for Applied Ethnomusicology
- Sounds Humane: Music and Humanism in the Aga Khan Humanities Project
- Intersections Between Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and Community Music
- Archives and Applied Ethnomusicology
- The Applied Ethnomusicologist as Public Folklorist: Ethnomusicological Practice in the Context of a Government Agency in the United States
- Applied Ethnomusicology in China: An Analytical Review of Practice
- The Problem and Potential of Commerce
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter attempts to discuss music collecting and archival work as applied ethnomusicology. Collections are always the result of selection, conscious or unconscious, in which certain phenomena or objects are considered more worthy of preservation than others. Collecting and archiving can be described as a cultural heritage process, in which functions and meanings of the collected material change. Archives and collection work not only reflect and preserve music traditions, they also serve as re-creator of the traditions they preserve. The chapter describes the starting point for the early collecting work from the late 1700s, with emphasis on the Swedish Folk Music Commission’s work during the 1900s. Through the collections the national archives display and define the citizens’ cultural identity. Archives can be seen as statements that point out “our” music and culture, and indirectly, what is not.
Dan Lundberg (b 1959) is Chief Librarian and Archive Director at the Swedish Statens musikverk (Music Development and Heritage Sweden). He is also associate professor in Musicology at Stockholm University in Sweden and Åbo Academy in Finland.
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