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Objects, Practices, Approaches
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Preliminary program

Friday, 23 June 2000

08.45 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.30
Opening speech:
Elena Toncheva (Director of the Institute of Art Studies, (BAS, Bulgaria):
09.30 - 10.30
Philip Tagg (Institute of Popular Music, Liverpool, UK): 
High and Low, Cool and Uncool: aesthetic
and historical falsifications about music in Europe

chair: Gencho Gaytandjiev
10.30 - 11.00
  Coffee break
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11.00 12.45
Lubomir Kavaldjiev (BAS, Bulgaria):
The Third Wave and the Popular Music
(4 models for the actual development of the musical culture)

Franz Krieger (Institute for Jazz Research
University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria):
One more Grammy for Whitney Houston:
annotations to musical roots and musical identity in the era of globalization

Claire Levy (BAS, Bulgaria):
Playing on Repetitive:
creativity in popular music/culture

Chair: Gencho Gaytandjiev
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14.00 - 15.45
Rosemary Statelova (BAS, Bulgaria): 
Romany Participation in the Production of Local Pop-music in Bulgaria Today:
the ethnomusicological approach

Feza Tansug (College of Arts & Sciences, ARTS - Department Koc Universitesi, Istanbul Turkey):
Cross-Border Flow of Popular Culture:
Redefining Cultural Boundaries and Traditions in Bulgaria and Turkey

Yetkin Ozer (Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey):
Modern Sounds and Traditional Images:
a video analysis and new trends in Turkish folk music

Chair: Claire Levy
15.45 -16.00
  Coffee break
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16.00 - 17.45
Ulrich Dieter Einbrodt (Justus Liebig Universitaet Giessen,
Institut fuer Musikwissenschaften, Germany):
The Internet Musician. From Trackers, Sequencers, Software-Synthesizers,Virtual Sessions and MP3 Files:
Changes in music production and distribution

Barnard Turner (National University of Singapore):
Americas Band [again]:
the mid-seventies Beach Boys and pop music as repositioning

Rossitsa Draganova (BAS, Bulgaria): 
MP3 or the changing patterns of music making and  music perception in the information age

Chair: Claire Levy
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Saturday, 24 June 2000
09.00 - 10.45
Elisaveta Valchinova-Chendova (BAS, Bulgaria)
The Difficulty of not Being Yourself: stage and repertory transformations of the wedding orchestras
and the Balkan traditional instrumental practice

Lozanka Peycheva (BAS, Bulgaria): Seeds from Bulgaria in the Field of World Music

Vencislav Dimov (Radio Darik, Bulgaria): On the Musical Collage as an Approach in World Music

Chair: Rosemary Statelova
10.45 -11.00
   Coffee break
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11.00 -12.45
Yosef Goldenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rubin Academy of Music & Dance):
Recordings of Hebrew Folk Songs in Israel

David Lloyd (Department of Comparative Literature, Religion, and Film/Media Studies,
University of Alberta, Canada):
Mercury Models:
Distortion of Language and Identity in New Heavy Metal

Kirsten Kearney (University of Stirling, UK):
Playing Monopoly with the Academics

Chair: Rosemary Statelova
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14.00 -15.45
Georgy Lozanov (Department of Journalism, Sofia University):
The Influence of Popular Music on Journalistic Discourse in Bulgarian Electronic Media

John Novak (School of Music, Northern Illinois University, USA):
The Depiction of Hope in Three Christian Popular Songs

Gencho Gaytandjiev (Bulgaria):
Kou-Kou Band: from trivial to original

Chair: Lubomir Kavaldjiev
15.45 - 16.00
  Coffee break
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16.00 -17.30
Round Table: Understanding Popular Music Between the Two Centuries

Chair: Lubomir Kavaldjiev / Philip Tagg

Note: The time of 35 minutes for any presentation includes consecutive translation into Bulgarian or English, and short comments or questions as well.

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