Unesco Lehrstuhl Lecture

UNESCO Chair and the worldwide distribution of its contents

This lectures covers how the UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Music Research examines music and its research from a cultural-scientific perspective and how online tools can help to promote networking, online learning, archive creation, scientific and artistic colaborations and exchanges, among other aspects. All musical styles that exist worldwide are of interest, where documentation, transcription and analysis, mediation, and research focus on application-oriented approaches. With these online tools we hope to expand our international research and exchange projects. The chair already cooperates with a network of scientific and cultural institutions in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

UNESCO has awarded the Chair of Transcultural Music Research at the Joint Institute of Musicology of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena as UNESCO Chair on Transcultural Music Studies. The UNESCO Chair, headquartered in Weimar, explores musical performances in their socio-cultural, historical and global contexts. The musicians as performers of the performing arts are in the focus of the UNESCO Convention on the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The research of the chair is interdisciplinary and application-oriented and project-oriented. Priorities are defined together with the practitioners whose music tradition is researched. In the process, the opportunities and challenges involved in the recognition of musical traditions as an intangible cultural heritage for the dissemination and valorization of forms of expression are examined comprehensively.