New publication: The Archaeology of Sound, Acoustics and Music

Cajsa S. Lund has been a pioneer and a central voice in the interdisciplinary field of music archaeology since the 1970s. Her work and ideas have influenced and motivated many scholars world wide. In this book European music archaeologists explore the archaeology of sound, acoustics and music with articles written in honour of Cajsa and her inspiring work.

The book arose from an international symposium that took place in 2016 at Linnaeus University’s Department of Music and Art, in Växjö, Sweden. It is edited by my Finnish colleague Riitta Rainio and myself.

The contributors represent Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Finland and Norway. I am really proud of the result, thanks to all the interesting articles. All the contributions are sincerely appreciated!

To orient a bit about the volume you can read the contents and introduction.

The book is Vol. 3 in the series Publications of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology, and can be ordered directly from the publisher Ekho Verlag in Berlin.

Gjermund Kolltveit

Music archaeologist, ethnomusicologist, musician – Nesodden, Norway. Main research interests: sound and sound tools (e.g. jew’s harps, lyres, ringing stones, bells) in human culture and soundscapes.

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