• Call for Papers

    CONFERENCE: The Organ Clock as Musical Mechanical Marvel

    Host - Göteborg International Organ Festival

    Organ clock by G. E. Andersson and P. Strand, at the Nydahl Collection, Stockholm

    Photo: Johan Norrback

     

     

    DATE

    Saturday 12 October, 2019 as part of the Göteborg International Organ Festival 11-20 October, 2019

     

    PLACE

    Gothenburg, Sweden

     

    CONFERENCE: The Organ Clock as Musical Mechanical Marvel

    The research project ”The Barrel as Music Archive” has the pleasure to invite scholars, curators, builders and other experts to a conference on musical clocks. Opportunity will be given to a limited numer (4-6) of participants to give paper presentations based on a submitted abstract dealing with the themes of the conference. The presentation format is 45 min. including 10 min. for questions.

     

    THEMES
    - Pehr Strand, or other Swedish builders
    - Ch. E. Kleemeyer, or other builders from the Berlin tradition
    - The aesthetics of 18th-century mechanical music in Europe
    - The programming of music barrels in 18th-century Europe
    - Transcribing or digitalizing 18th-century music barrels
    - Musical clocks as a source for musical interpretation

     

    GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT
    - Language should be English (exceptions can be made if the committee finds it suitable)
    - Title
    - Name of the author with a short biography
    - Contact details
    - Abstract of the paper or presentation (300 – 400 words)

     

    SUBMISSION
    - Submit your proposal to johan.norrback@gmail.com no later than 1 May, 2019
    - Your submission will be reviewed by a committee including Dr. Johan Norrback, project leader, and Dr. Joel Speerstra, among others

     

    If your proposed paper or presentation is accepted, travel and lodging will be reimbursed.

     

    We look forward to seeing you in Göteborg!

     

     

    Organ clock by G. E. Andersson and P. Strand, at the Nydahl Collection, Stockholm

    Photo: Johan Norrback

     

     

     

    Chest with music barrels at the Årsta Manor, Haninge, just south of Stockholm

    Photo: Johan Norrback

     

     

     

     

    Pins and bridges on a barrel belonging to the organ clock at The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm

    Photo: Johan Norrback