New Call for Scholarships | Eyes on Music edition 2022

Eyes on Music: Visual Ethnomusicology Projects 2022


“Eyes on Music” is the title of a series of projects on documentation and audiovisual production in ethnomusicological studies set up by the IISMC in 2018 and coordinated by Giovanni Giuriati, Marco Lutzu, and Simone Tarsitani. The series has been conceived starting from the realisation of the increasingly predominant role played by audiovisual recordings 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 production accessible for archiving, analysis and publication purposes. Films are used by ethnomusicologists not only for the production of documentaries, but also for outreach, teaching, and the creation of multimedia archives. The great proliferation of audiovisual technologies has not been accompanied, however, by adequate training of researchers.
In the universities, the small number of teachers and the limited resources mean that, in most cases, fieldwork methodologies and in particular techniques for recording, editing and analysis of audiovisual materials are not taught in a satisfactory manner.


1) An annual research scholarship of 5,000 euros in memory of Diego Carpitella, to be awarded to a young researcher to produce an audiovisual documentary on an ethnomusicological theme. Projects received by means of a call for applications will be judged by a panel of three experts. The winner will undertake to make the documentary, which will be premiered in Venice the following year. A copy of the material produced during the making of the film will remain in the IISMC Archive.


2) A workshop in the field of visual ethnomusicology. For a week, two experts will hold an intensive workshop with a selected number of participants on a relevant topic of audiovisual documentation in ethnomusicology. This year’s workshop will be hold in the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and it will focus on “Audiovisual Documentation of Music Performance”. 


3) Short festival of films and multimedia products in the field of ethnomusicology. The purpose of this series is to encourage the circulation of audiovisual products of ethnomusicological interest through screenings, moments of reflection and meetings with the directors. The work of the winner of Carpitella scholarship will be premiered during the festival.



Competition for a research scholarship in memory of Diego Carpitella for the creation of an audiovisual product of ethnomusicological interest.


Application deadline: 1 April 2022


This call for applications is addressed to young Italian and international researchers with experience in the field of visual ethnomusicology, preferably under the age 40 on the day of the deadline, who present an original and unpublished project for the creation of an audiovisual product for which they will have full rights.


The value of the scholarship is 5,000 euros (before tax).

To participate in the selection process, candidates must send the application form , completed in every part and with all the relevant attachments, to the secretary’s office of the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (email: by 1 April 2022.


Download the Scholarship Announcement 
Download the application



Call for applications for the workshop on Audiovisual Documentation of Music Performance


Application deadline: 1 April 2022

Teachers: Marco Lutzu and Simone Tarsitani
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 12-15 July 2022


The workshop will be delivered by Marco Lutzu and Simone Tarsitani, ethnomusicologists with years of academic and international experience in audio and video production.

Participants who wish to be considered for selection should submit the downloadable application form with required attachments to the secretary of the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (via email: by 1 April 2022.


Download the Workshop Announcement
Download the application



For further information:
Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies

T 041 2710357-258