Unlocking sound collections in Vilnius!

Last Friday Europeana Sounds held its second public conference, and what a day it was. We had singing, dancing and plenty of laughter as we celebrated the musical heritage of Europe and highlighted our project achievements. […]

November 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Unlocking sound collections in Vilnius!

Europeana Sounds launches Europeana Music: music heritage to enjoy and explore

Press release, 4 November 2016. Europeana Music, an exciting new web resource, launches officially on 4 November 2016. It brings together unique music content — from some of Mozart’s earliest recordings to Smashing Pumpkin concerts — from sound archives and other heritage institutions across Europe. A treasure trove of more than 250,000 unique cultural items for music professionals, academics and enthusiasts alike to discover. […]

November 4th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

Voices from the past, voices of today: Sound (re)discovery event at the BnF

The past still resonates today… This is the idea behind the (re)discovery event that will take place under the auspices of the National Library of France (BnF) and Europeana Sounds on Sunday 18th September from 17:00 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to attend (for free). […]

September 1st, 2016|Events, Music, News|0 Comments

Music Video Information Retrieval

In the second part of the last century the visual representation has become a vital part of music. Album covers grew out of their basic role of packaging to become visual mnemonics to the music enclosed […]

August 4th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

Confessions of the last zournas-player in northern Greece

During the field-research carried out in the prefecture of Evros in 1996 for the “Thrace” programme of the Music Library of Greece, only one zournas-player was located and recorded. His name was Arif Karatza and he was born in Kyani in 1923 and lived in Didymoteichon in northern Greece. […]

July 4th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

Identify musical instruments in our recordings!

Have an ear for musical instruments? Use your talent to tag all the instruments you hear in the musical recordings of the Europeana Sounds collections! There are so many historical music recordings in our archives that we just can not describe all the instruments by ourselves. So that’s why we kindly ask your help to [...]

June 20th, 2016|Music, News, Sound categories|1 Comment