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Thursday, October 4 • 09:30 - 10:00
Recorded sound in Czech Lands

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This presentation introduce new publication Recorded Sound in Czech Lands, the first comprehensive contribution to mapping the history of the sound industry in the Czech lands or the Czechoslovak Republic. 
Provides data excerpted from the press of the period, publications and corporate catalogues, knowledge gained by examining physically-found gramophone records and other materials.
The collected materials relate to all of the record companies that imported gramophone records to Bohemia, Moravia, and to the Czechoslovak Republic after 1918. Alternatively, they also include records recorded in this area with the participation of Czech, Moravian and Slovak soloists and orchestras. 
The gramophone record distributors of the relevant brands, size and type of the recorded repertoire, as well as a list of prominent artists who recorded for the relevant company are specified for each record label represented here. With a few exceptions, information was not systematically provided about recordings originating after 1946, when the recording industry in Czechoslovakia was nationalized and the national Gramofonové závody enterprise was established


Chair
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Janet Topp Fargion

Lead Curator, World and Traditional Music, British Library
Janet Topp Fargion is an ethnomusicologist with research interests in South Africa and the Swahili Coast. She graduated with a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1992. She joined the British Library in 1994 as Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music where she... Read More →

Speakers
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Filip Šír

Sound Documents Manager, National Museum, Prague
Filip Šír joined the National Museum in Prague, the Czech Republic in 2015 after his work for The Moravian Library in Brno when he established Moravian Library's sound digitization lab with specialization to phonograph records. Now, he is building new sound labs for National Museum... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 09:30 - 10:00
Main Hall / Auditorium Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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