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The Study Group on Musical Instruments is an informal association of scholars, instrument makers and musicians who share interests in studying all aspects of traditional musical instruments. The study group was founded in 1962 by Erich Stockmann within the framework of the International Folk Musical Council / International Council for Traditional Music.
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Upcoming Symposium:
The 24th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Musical Instruments will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2023 from 29 March - 1 April.

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THE NEWEST VOLUME

SIMP New Vol. VII


SIMP*7
(STUDIA INSTRUMENTORUM MUSICAE POPULARIS VII)
ISBN 978-3-8325-5319-7, ISSN 2191-5261

This 7th volume of SIMP has two large themes that were discussed in the last Study Group Symposium held online and arranged by the Music Faculty of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in March 2021.

1) Re-invention and Sustainability of Musical Instruments
Musical instruments have a long and regionally intertwined history. Often, it is hard to say who invented a specific type first or later, where were musical instruments used symbolically or in any way supporting regional cultural aspects, or what feature of musical instruments had the strongest impact on local developments. Knowing these dynamics might be important to national efforts and the encouragement of cultural pride, yet current issues among communities and global developments may reveal a growing necessity to overcome fixations and to think of sustainability from different perspectives that include re-inventions and instrumental substitutes produced through modern technologies. This topic invited papers contributing to any of these phenomena and to the actual appearance of re-invented musical instruments or their sustainable appearance today. In this volume, 13 contributions were made in order to introduce thoughts on this first topic.

2) Instrumental Music and Food
The use of banquet music was and is a well-known fact, be it as live event or as replayed music. Also, there are plenty of drinking songs and songs that have food (hunting, accessing, preparing, digesting) at the centre of their lyrics. Yet instrumental music is not well studied in this regard. Some important aspects concerned with musical instruments and food are "taboos" in instrumental music, i.e. that forbid its use during meals or celebrations that include meals, or instrumental music that is closely connected to hunting, fishing, but also elementary busking, obtaining food or parts of it as well as instrumental music which is played during consuming food at diverse occasions. Another broad field of research was dedicated to explore specific types of in strumental music played during food offerings to spirits, deities, or gods. In result, papers related to this topic may reveal joint features of instrumental music in this regard or invite more detailed studies focussing on daily life, rituals, and working processes important to specific communities practicing instrumental music in diverse contexts. This volume starts a general debate with seven articles on this theme.
Many thanks go to the many unnamed helpers, copy-editors and reviewers alike, and to the contributors for their time and willingness to share their knowledge.

Gisa Jähnichen
(Study Group Chair + Editor of SIMP)
Shanghai, October 2021.

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Dist. Prof. Dr. Gisa Jähnichen
(PhD, Humboldt Univ. Berlin; professorial thesis [habil], University Vienna)
Shanghai Conservatory of Music
[Ecomusicology]
20 Fenyang Lu, Xuhui District
Shanghai 200031
PR China

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Germany: Mühsamstr. 64
10249 Berlin
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Tel ++(49-30)4292829

Chair  

Prof. Dr. Gisa Jähnichen  
Prof. Dr. Gisa  Jaehnichen
Shanghai Conservatory of Music  
[Ecomusicology]  

20 Fenyang Lu, Xuhui District  

Shanghai 200031  
PR China  
mobile: 008618217365923  
email: gisajaehnichen@web.de  
https://shcmusic.academia.edu/
GisaJ%C3%A4hnichen
  

Germany: Mühsamstr. 64,
10249 Berlin,
++(49-30)4292829  


Vice Chair  

Rastko Jakovljević, PhD  
Rastko  Jakovljević, PhD

University of Texas at Austin  

Sarah and Ernest Butler School   
of Music 2406 Robert Dedman Dr.  
Stop E3100  
Austin, TX 78712-1555  
USA  

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Secretary  

Chinthaka P. Meddegoda, PhD  
Chinthaka  P.  Meddegoda, PhD

University of the Visual and   
Performing Arts  

22/6 Albert Crescent  
Colombo 00700  
Sri Lanka  

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Membership Management  

Dr. phil. Rinko Fujita  
Dr. Rinko  Fujita

Dittesgasse 16/3  

A-1180 Wienna  
Austria  
Tel.: +43 664 5345 281  

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Web-Editor  

Mgr. Margita Matúšková, DiS. art.
Mgr. Margita Matúšková, DiS. art.

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