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[University of Dresden] AREM2020 – Symposium on Archiving and Re-Performing Electroacoustic Music

AREM2020’s theme is ARCHIVING.

Archiving music that involves digital technologies causes new challenges for institutions, libraries and archives, ranging from providing server facilities and maintaining hard- and software to questions of systematizing the now divers, partly digital sources. How can and should these new sources be preserved and archived? Who selects the sources that are maintained? Who takes care about maintaining the accessibility of the archived sources? How is archiving digital media influenced by legal issues? How do other research fields such as media studies, film studies or game studies deal with those questions? And how is archiving music related to the new developments in digital music editions?

The Symposium on Archiving and Re-Performing Electroacoustic Music AREM2020 will take place online on October 23-24, 2020, bringing together researchers from different fields and backgrounds to discuss questions concerning archiving and re-performing electro-acoustic music, computer music and digitized music, as well as share approaches and knowledge on preserving digital media.

Attached to the Symposium, the workshop « What do we need to do to archive music? » will take place.

Sustainable archiving in this very special field of electroacoustic music, dealing with objects that may include several different media formats as original sources, requires the interdisciplinary exchange. The workshop will provide a first platform for exchange among the main positions involved in order to exchange on their subject-specific ideas and goals, and may serve as a starting point for further research as well as ultimately motivate new activities in this interdisciplinary field.

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