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Is it possible to change the way we will remember it? A journey between ethical concerns and practical strategies of preservation


Ricardo Dal Farra
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Day 2, Session 8

Ricardo Dal Farra (Concordia University, Montréal / CEIArtE – UNTreF, Buenos Aires)

 

The Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection documented and preserved at the Daniel Langlois Foundation represents a major breakthrough in terms of access to large amounts of previously unavailable music. But it is also a project that has been raising complex questions regarding aspects as diverse as: audio restoration, archival procedures, database definitions, cultural property, preservation strategies, cultural memory and effects on artistic practices, as well as ethical and social concerns. Jacques Attali wrote “With music is born power and its opposite: subversion [...] All music, any organization of sounds is then a tool for the creation or consolidation of a community.” Thus, Music has a role in defining our future.

 

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Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is Chair of the Music Department at Concordia University, Montreal, and Founding Director of the Electronic Arts Experimenting and Research Centre (CEIArtE) at National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina. He has been national Coordinator of the Multimedia Communication program at the National Ministry of Education, Argentina; Research/Creation Coordinator of Hexagram, Canada; and researcher and consultant for UNESCO (Digi-Arts), France. He is an active member of the International Advisory Board of Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Dal Farra is also an internationally recognized electroacoustic and contemporary music composer.

 

Link:

• Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection : http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=556