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The future of historical sounds

Le futur des sons historiques

Europeana Sounds conference 2015

Conférence Europeana Sounds 2015

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Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by João Fernandes

Summary

This conference celebrates one of Europe’s often overlooked cultural treasures: its vast sound heritage. As part of a wider trend to keep this essential part of our shared culture alive, a number of initiatives are working to give online access to collections which otherwise would be invisible; including the oldest existing recording of a Mozart work and the only known recording of the great French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire. Together, experts from across Europe are shaping the future of sound heritage, sharing knowledge and collaborating on technology.

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The international conference – Europeana Sounds 2015: The Future of Historic Sounds – will be held on Friday October 2nd 2015 in Paris, at the National Library of France.

This conference celebrates one of Europe’s often overlooked cultural treasures: its vast sound heritage. As part of a wider trend to keep this essential part of our shared culture alive, a number of initiatives are working to give online access to collections which otherwise would be invisible; including the oldest existing recording of a Mozart work and the only known recording of the great French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire.

Together, experts from across Europe are shaping the future of sound heritage, sharing knowledge and collaborating on technology. During the conference, there will be a mix of inspiring keynote talks, as well as lively discussions on topics ranging from copyright to archival discovery. We will showcase the latest technological innovations through exciting demonstrations, and intend to surprise you with some amazing live performances! Take a look at the programme and meet our speakers (europeanasounds.eu/intro).

Programme

9h00–9h30   Reception and registration of participants

9h30–9h40   Welcome words by Bruno Racine, President of the National Library of France (BnF) & Chair of Europeana Foundation

  • 9h40–9h55   The future of historic sounds – Prelude, Richard Ranft, Head of Sound and Vision, British Library & Project Coordinator of Europeana Sounds

9h55–10h50   From recording to listening: why & how opening up access to audio heritage?

Moderator: Richard Ranft, Head of Sound and Vision, British Library & Project Coordinator of Europeana Sounds

  •    Steen Kaargaard Nielsen, Associate Professor, Department of Dramaturgy & Musicology, Aarhus University
  •    Pascal Cordereix, Head of the sound archives service, Audiovisual Department, National Library of France (BnF)
  •    Aude Julien-da Cruz Lima, Audio archives manager, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  •    Alexis Rossi, Director of Media & Access, Internet Archive 

10h50–11h05   Coffee Break

  • 11h05–11h35   Noise: A Human History, by David Hendy, Professor of Media, University of Sussex

11h35–12h30   Creating legal access to sound heritage

Moderator: Lisette Kalshoven, Advisor on copyright, heritage and open education, Kennisland

  •    Isabel Bordes Cabrera, Head of the Digital Library, National Library of Spain
  •    Dr. Krisztina Rozgonyi, Senior Regulator and Legal Advisor, Senior Lecturer,  ELTE University Budapest
  •    Dr. Simone Schroff, Researcher in Copyright Law, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

12h30–14h00   Break

14h00–15h00   Engaging with archive sounds: the electronic music world perspective, live session with Matthew Herbert, electronic musician

15h00–16h00   From listening to interacting: sound innovations, part 1

Moderator: Johan Oomen, Head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and Technical Coordinator for Europeana Sounds

  •    New approaches to music search, Alexander Schindler, Scientist specialised in MIR, Austrian Institute of Technology
  •    Computational musicology, John Ashley Burgoyne, Postdoctoral Research and Lecturer, University of Amsterdam
  •    Introduction to web audio, Samuel Goldszmidt, Deputy Head, Resource Center, Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustic Music (Ircam)

16h00–16h10   Coffee Break

16h10–17h10   From listening to interacting: sound innovations, part 2

Moderator: Johan Oomen, Head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department and Technical Coordinator for Europeana Sounds

  •    Semantisation of the speech corpus, Michel Jacobson, computer engineer, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Loire Linguistic Laboratory & Olivier Baude, Lecturer, university of Orléans
  •    Europeana Music Channel, David Haskiya, Product Development Manager, Europeana
  •    Enrichment and Participation in the Sounds Domain, Maarten Brinkerink, R&D project lead, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
  •    Developing a search-by-playing interface to music archives with Tunepal and Europeana, Dr. Bryan Duggan, Lecturer in computer science, Dublin Institute of Technology 

17h10–17h30   Surprise performance

Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be provided, with the support of the General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France.

Online FREE registration is open until seating capacity has been filled: register!

Places

  • Grand Auditorium, Bibliothèque nationale de France, - Quai François Mauriac
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Friday, October 02, 2015

Keywords

  • patrimoine, son, bibliothèque, archive, droit d'auteur

Contact(s)

  • Axelle Bergeret-C
    courriel :

Information source

  • Axelle Bergeret-Cassagne
    courriel : axelle [dot] bergeret-cassagne [at] bnf [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« The future of historical sounds », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015, https://calenda.org/336542

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