► International Project activities:
- DISMARC (DIScovering Music ARChives)
- Connecting Memories - gesammelte Tondokumente aus Europa als Hörbilder vom Eigenen und Fremden
- Christian Culture and Folklore in the Modern Times - Bulgarian Polish Paralles
► Pasts Projects:
- If Kolberg had had a phonograph... - project associated with the celebration of the Oskar Kolberg year
- Ochrona i popularyzacja najstarszych nagrań polskiej muzyki tradycyjnej
- Dawna i współczesna dokumentacja folkloru muzycznego
- Digitalizacja, opracowanie i udostępnianie dokumentalnych nagrań dźwiękowych zarejestrowanych w ramach Akcji Zbierania Folkloru Muzycznego (1950-1954)
Prof. Ewa Dahlig-Turek, Jacek Jackowski, The Institute of Art
Maria Wróblewska; Katarzyna Janczewska-Sołomko, phD,The National Library, Sound and Audiovisual Collection
Anna Rutkowska, Polish Radio Audience at The Jadwiga & Marian Sobiescy Conference Hall
Prof. Piotr Dahlig, University of Warsaw
Magdalena Jamroży, The Fryderyk Chopin Institute Jacek Jackowski, Phonographic Collection, The Institute of Art
Prof. Ludwik Bielawski, The Institute of Art; Ewelina Grygier, Piotr Dorosz, Jacek Jackowski, Anna Szałaśna, Piotr Sobieski
Region. Wax Cylinder Digitalization Project
The oldest preserved phonographic relic that documents Polish musical folklore are considered to be recordings made by a philologist, Slavicist and ethnographer Roman Zawiliński (1855-1932) in 1904 in Podhale region. Just before the World War One Podhale region again hosted the phonograph and phonographic registrations were made in Podhale region by ethnographer and linguist – Julisz Zborowski.
The collection of phonographic cylinders recorded by J. Zborowski got preserved in the Tatra Museum in Zakopane – the inventory consists of 48 carriers, few of which went missing. It is hard to say whether the whole collection recorded by Zborowski is saved as we know that he purchased a hundred of wax cylinders and kept on buying them during the war. Some of the cylinders got broken or cracked (which did not eliminate the possibility of their reconstruction and replaying). It is worth to mention, that the discussed collection for many years was considered missing or destroyed and thus impossible to be read.
In 2015, thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Jacek Jackowski and engineer Lechleitner executed the digitisation of the whole collection of Zborowski recordings.
Digitalization, Franz Lechleitner (The Vienna Phonogram Archive), Jacek Jackowski (Phonographic Collection of the Institute of Art ) in The Tatra Museum in Zakopane. July 2015 year, fot. Andrzej Samardak
After the digitalization, in Cooperation with The Tatra Museum in Zakopane, we released an album "Rozpoczął tedy fonograf zbieranie melodii podhalańskich. Pierwsze nagrania muzyki tradycyjnej na Podhalu ze zbiorów Muzeum Tatrzańskiego i Instytutu Sztuki PAN odtworzone po ponad stu latach" [And so the phonograph began collecting highlander melodies…First recordings of Podhale region traditional music from the collection of the Institute of Art of Polish Academy of Sciences and the Tatra Museum replayed after over 100 years].
with the celebration of the Oskar Kolberg year
DISMARC reveals large amounts of under-exposed European cultural, scientific and scholarly music audio. Content providers – archives, broadcasters, museums, universities, research institutes, private collectors – can now open up their collections to the wider world. DISMARC presents invaluable, European-owned, culturally-significant, original music audio and music-related material from the early 20th century until today. Audio is searchable, discoverable and, where the content owner provides access to audio, listenable.
Europa als Hörbilder vom Eigenen und Fremden
Project Connecting Memories - gesammelte Tondokumente aus Europa als Hörbilder vom Eigenen und Fremden (Collected Sound Documents from Europe as Acoustic Images from the Own and the Other) was conducted in year 2004-2005. Participant Institutions: Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger e.V.,Università degli Studi di Udine, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Centro Polifunzionale di Gorizia and Instytut Sztuki PAN.
- Bulgarian-Polish Paralles
Individual scientific work led in recent years in Bulgaria and Poland that examined connections between Christian culture and folklore proved that interfusion mechanisms of the two spheres are common. Hence the idea of carrying through interdisciplinary researches joining scientific experience of both countries.
The main purpose of the project is examining contemporary threads of Christian folk culture in Poland and Bulgaria including Catholic Bulgarians and Orthodox Poles (Ukrainians, Belarusians, Russians, Poles).
It will be especially stress to show the mutual interfusion of Christian and folk cultures in modern times. The following areas will be examined: religious folk songs and prose, religious folk music in annual and family rituals and customs, folk religious art.
Three-level scientific perspective: textological, ethnomusicological, iconographical will influence the broader image of phenomena explored.
Research subjects: folk worship of saints and cult of Mary along with religious narratives and song folklore, folk ritual practices; music repertoire in religious rituality; music instruments and tools connected with religious rituals and folk customs as well as religious ceremony; symbolism of sounds and noise, phonosphere of religious rituality; traditional vocal polyphony amongst Catholics and Orthodox; folk iconography.
Participant Institutions: Institute of Art of The Polish Academy of Sciences and The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore with Ethnographic Musem Studies of The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Field Research in Bulgaria, 2015 Year.