Blasinstrumente, Pokale, Handschuh und Münze aus der Sammlung des Historischen Museums Frankfurt am Main (farbverändert)

The shortlist for the NFDI4Culture Music Award 2023 has been decided!

From all submissions received, the jury consisting of representatives of NFDI4Culture, the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (GfM), the Deutscher Musikrat and the Zentrum Musik - Edition - Medien (ZenMEM) has now chosen the best projects for publication on a shortlist. On the basis of this shortlist, submissions will be selected to receive the award.

The award is given by the musicological community in NFDI4Culture and is intended to recognise music-related or musicological projects and undertakings that contribute in a special way to the goals in the consortium's fields of activity. It was awarded for the first time in 2022.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony during the NFDI4Culture Plenary 2024.

Prof. Dr. Julian Caskel (Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen), Frithjof Vollmer (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart), Thomas Wozonig (Kunstuniversität Graz): Netzwerk Softwaregestützte Interpretationsforschung

The network "Software-supported interpretation research" was founded in 2021 after a number of recurring challenges were observed in the work in this research field, which is characterised by strong interdisciplinarity. The platform's declared aims include promoting the development of standards for the digitisation and archiving of audiovisual data for musicological interpretation research, co-developing tools for interpretation analysis and finding suitable repositories for archiving research data and results. The first insights gained through exemplary community work have now been published in the submitted anthology "Softwaregestützte Interpretationsforschung. Principles, Desiderata and Limits" (Würzburg 2023). Editors Julian Caskel, Frithjof Vollmer and Thomas Wozonig have succeeded in bringing together the relevant sub-disciplines of musicology, audio engineering and computer science. In addition to the book publication, the network's work has resulted in additional plugins for the Sonic Visualiser analysis software, exemplary research data sets and material for university teaching, with the participants endeavouring to adhere to the principles of open access, open data and FAIR data. The next activity planned is an intensified exchange with the research area of Music Information Retrieval and music practice.

Dr. Anita Jóri (Universität der Künste Berlin): Anbahnung „Berliner Techno-Archiv / Berlin Techno-Archive“

The proposed project aims to sound out a project that will secure a music-related collection of sources and make it accessible to the public and researchers in the long term, which is not only highly diverse in terms of media: since the 1980s, the Berlin techno scene has produced a wide range of printed and digital, audio and spoken-word documents, the long-term preservation and accessibility of which is hardly guaranteed for various reasons: The rapidly developing technical possibilities for sound recordings during this period, the various media that accompanied the scene (posters, fanzines, forums), information institutions (clubs but also companies in the music industry) and individuals (first-person documents of the protagonists of the time) pose a variety of challenges for future historical and systematic work. In addition to the technical availability of audiovisual media in particular, this primarily concerns a wide range of legal issues associated with digital and, ideally, freely accessible research. The project aims to outline the repertoire in more detail and test the possibilities of digitisation in individual case studies.

Category 2 - Project Award (Shortlist, submissions in alphabetical order by name of contributors)

Unfortunately, no suitable proposals were received by the submission deadline this year.