Workshop Audiovisual Documentation in Fieldwork

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus Jun, 1520 2020

Eyes on Music: Visual Ethnomusicology Projects

Coordinated by Marco Lutzu and Simone Tarsitani


In ethnomusicological studies, audiovisual recordings are becoming preponderant in fieldwork as well as in the production of documents and their diffusion. The camera has now replaced the tape-recorder in most documentation activities and digital technology has made high-quality audiovisual documents accessible for archiving, analysis and publication purposes. Films are used by ethnomusicologists not only for the production of documentaries, but also for popularising, teaching, and the creation of multimedia archives. This great proliferation of audiovisual technologies has not been accompanied, however, by adequate training of researchers. In the universities, the small number of teachers and few resources means that, in most cases, it is not possible to teach fieldwork and procedures for the documentation, analysis and editing of audiovisual products in a satisfactory way.


The edition of the workshop 2020 is being staged in collaboration with ARCHiVE, Durham University Department of Music and the University of Cagliari Department of Literature, Languages and Cultural Heritage.


New deadline for application: 30 April 2020