Blue Flower

Seventh Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Multipart Music

4-8 SEPTEMBER 2023

Musicology and Cultural Heritage Department

of the University of Pavia in Cremona, Italy







Second Seminar of the ICTM Study Group on Multipart Music

7-9 February 2023

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA)

Riga, Latvia

(No 152, written by Anda Beitāne as report from Latvia)

Study Group on Multipart Music of International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
TeDiMus: Tecnologie Digitali e Multipart Singing in Sardegna. Progetto di Ricerca Scientifica sul Canto a Tenore
No. 151, January 2023, ISSN (Online): 2304-4039

 The 1st Colloquium of the ICTM Study Group on Multipart Music took place on 4 December 2022, at the Cinema Teatro Ariston in the village of Bitti in Sardinia,Italy, upon the invitation and in cooperation with the Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue e Beni Culturali; the Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico; the Comune di Bitti; and the Cooperativa Istelai, within the TeDiMuS (Tecnologie Digitali e Multipart Singing in Sardegna) project. This research project is supported by the Assessorato Regionale alla Programmazione in Sardinia, according to the Regional Law 7/2007 “Promozione della ricerca scientifi ca e dell’innovazione tecnologica in Sardegna” [Promotion of scientific research and technological innovation in Sardinia].

 In the experiences of the Study Group, the colloquium is a format of exchange of ideas without a fi xed form, in contrast to the seminar. The typical contribution in a colloquium is participation in discussions. Some, but not necessarily all participants (a second difference to a seminar) may be asked by the programme committee to present prepared statements (“papers”), possibly for distribution in advance. Participation in Study Group Colloquia is by individual and personal invitation only, endorsed by the Study Group Executive Committee. Participants in Study Group colloquia will be ICTM members in good standing, excepting only special guests invited for their relevant expertise. A further difference to a seminar is that, in the case of a colloquium the local organisation is asked to provide, if at all possible, board, lodging, and local transportation for the participants as part of its budgetary responsibility. International transportation is not necessary the responsibility of the host, but of the individual participants.

The aim of the mentioned TeDiMuS project is to promote the study and knowledge of a particular practice of multipart singing in Sardinia called cantu a tenore (a tenore singing), through the use of new digital technologies. In its articulation, the project acts in a coordinated manner within the socalled “second mission” (research and interaction with the scholarly community) and “third mission” (interaction withsociety and the local area) of the University of Cagliari.

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  6th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Multipart Music

23‑27 September 2019

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



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6th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Multipart Music 

23-27 September 2019 

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Preliminary program


 23 September 2019 

Arrival of the participants 

Registration: 13:00-14:30 

14:30–15:00 Opening ceremony 


15:00-16:30 Emotion and aesthetic experience during the performance act 1. 

Jasmina Talam 

Bosnian traditional multipart music in Sweden: case study of the ensemble Izvorni dar 

Naila Ceribašić 

Choral sevdalinka: from Zagreb, to arrangement, to heritage, and back to emotion 

Mirza Kovač 

From the masjid to the scene - choir nešidu-l-huda 

Identity, ethics and estetics of the performance of ilahias and kasida 

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee and Tea Break 


17:00-18:30 Emotion and aesthetic experience during the performance act 2. 

Anda Beitāne 

Different performances: Changing emotion and aesthetic experience 

Scott Swan 

“Nous chantons memoire vivante”: Exploring the Role of Embodied and Affective Performance in the Formation of Cultural Memory and a Cultural Heritage Community in Southern France. 

Mojca Kovačič 

Emotional and affective experiences of the collective singing 

19:00 – 20:00 Concert: Students on stage


24 September 2019 

10:00-11:30 Emotion and aesthetic experience during the performance act 3. 

Ardian Ahmedaja 

Emotion and aesthetic experience in the performances of “indulged songs” 

Urša Šivic 

Singing as a Space for Multilingual Intertwining 

Thea Tiramani 

Emotion and aesthetic experience in the Sikh kirtan performances in Italy 

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee and Tea Break 


12:00-13:30 Emotion and aesthetic experience during the performance act 4. 

Thomas Hochradner 

“Silent Night” as a message of emotion, enclosing links to a multipart realization 

Frances Wilkins 

Intransigence and Adaptation in Contemporary Performances of Scottish Gaelic Psalmody 

Fulvia Caruso 

Music and emotion in religious performances in a migratory context 

13:30 – 15:00 lunch break 

15:00-18:00 Visit to the National museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Free evening 


25 September 2019 

Full day excursion: 

Franciscan Monastery Kraljeva Sutjeska and the Fortress Vranduk. 3 


26 September 2019 

10:00-11:30 A capella singing 1 

Ignazio Macchiarella 

Why four? A-cappella quartets in Sardinia 

Zoe, Dionyssiou 

The transformation of being in the multipart singing tradition of Kato Garounas in Corfu 

Žanna Pärtlas 

Experiencing Seto leelo: On the performing practice of the Seto choir Verska Naase´ 

11:30-12:00 Coffee and Tea Break 


12:00-13:30 A capella singing 2 

Jakša Primorac 

Between Monody and Polyphony: Traditional Singing in the Dubrovnik Area and the Bay of Kotor 

Joško Ćaleta 

Klapa singing – Dalmatian Popular a capella Singing Tradition 

Marko Kölbl 

Klapa in Burgenland. Musical Ethnicity and Sonic Appropriation 

13:30–15:00 Lunch break 


15:00-16:30 A capella singing 3 

Guja, Zorana 

Multipart singing in Sarajevo-Romanija region in example of female group „Planinke“ 

Fatima Hadžić 

A Multipart a capella singing in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Case of the female vocal ensemble Corona 

Petra Ćaleta, Ema Miličević, Hana Zdunić 

(Dis)harmony of emotional expressions in a distant music repertoire: three examples 

16:30–17:00 Coffee and Tea Break 


17:00-18:30 Bussiness Meeting of the StG 

19:00-20:00 Concert: Etnoakademik and guests


27 September 2019 

10:00-11:30 A capella singing 4 

Tamara Karača Beljak 

Old Polyphonic Vocal styles of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

A relic of the past or a challenge of the present 

Daiva Račiūnaitė-Vyčinienė 

Multipart Singing in Nibragalys: Vocal Parts, Singer Roles, and Aesthetics 

Chia-Yin Hung 

Thick Descript Ciwkangan 1967Polyphony Songs of Taiwanese Amis 

11:30-12:00 Coffee and Tea Break 


12:00-13:30 New Research 

Stephan Hackl 

The influence of Alpine Folk Music in the Repertory of the Classical Guitar 

Gertrud Maria Huber 

Challenges of social interaction in a traditional Alpine zither trio 

Eno Koço 

The Saze Instrumental Ensembles of South Albania and Beyond 

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch break 

15:00–16:30 Final Discussion and Closing Ceremony