Conferences

   

Research Center for Music Iconography, City University of New York, The Graduate Center

1st RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 17 March 1973.

2nd RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 16 March 1974.

3rd RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 26 April 1975.

4th RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 24 April 1976.

5th RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 23 April 1977.

6th RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 15 April 1978.

7th RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 4–5 May 1979.

8th RCMI/RIdIM conference. Research Center for Music Iconography, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 8–10 May 1980.

Music in Art: Music Iconography as a Source of Music History, 9th RCMI conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Emanuel Winternitz’s death. CUNY Graduate Center & The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 5–8 November 2003. Papers presented at the conference are published in Music in Art, vols. 29 (2004), 31 (2006), and 32 (2007).

Music, Body, and Stage: The Iconography of Music Theater and Opera, 10th RCMI conference & 12th RIdIM conference. CUNY Graduate Center, 11–14 March 2008.

Organs in Art / Organs as Art, 11th RCMI conference, jointly organized with the Organ Historical Society. CUNY Graduate Center, 15–17 October 2008.

Drawing on the Musical Past: Musical Iconology and Instrument Making in Music Archaeological Research, 12th RCMI conference & 11th symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology. CUNY Graduate Center, 23–25 September 2009.

Sounds of Wars and Victories: Images of Military Musicians on Battlefields and Promenades, 13th RCMI conference commemorating the centennial of World War I. CUNY Graduate Center, 11 November 2014.

Sounds of Prehistory and Antiquity, 14th RCMI conference. CUNY Graduate Center, 24 May 2017.

   

Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM)

First eight conferences of RIdIM were hosted by RCMI.

Musikalische Socialgeschichte im Bild, 9th RIdIM conference. Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, 27–28 August 1982

De l’image à l’objet: La méthode critique en iconographie musicale, 10th RIdIM conference, held in memory of Madame Geneviève Thibault de Chambure (1902–1975). Paris, Collège de France, 4–7 September 1985. Papers presented at the conference are published in Imago musicae IV (1987).

Imago musicae: Musikkultur im Spiegel der bildenden Kunst, 11th RIdIM conference. Hochschule für Musik und Theater & Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 21–24 August 1991. Selected papers presented at the conference are published in: Harald Heckmann, Monika Holl, and Hans Joachim Marx, eds., Musikalische Ikonographie (Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, 1994).

Music, Body, and Stage: The Iconography of Music Theater and Opera, 10th RCMI conference & 12th RIdIM conference. CUNY Graduate Center, 11–14 March 2008. The conference included the workshop Methodology for Cataloguing and Indexing Visual Sources for Music History, moderated by Florence Gétreau. CUNY Graduate Center, 10–11 March 2008.

Enhancing music iconography research: Considerating the current, setting new trends, 13th RIdIM conference & 1st Brazilian conference on music iconography. Salvador, Bahia. 20-22 July 2011.

Visual Intersections: Negotiating East and West, 14th RIdIM conference. Pera Museum, Istanbul, 5–7 June 2013.

Visual Manifestations of Power and Repression in Music, Dance, and Dramatic Arts, 15th conference. The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus (Ohio), 8-10 November 2015.

The Musical Salon in Visual Culture, 16th conference. Rimskij-Korsakov Museum, St. Petersburg, 7-9 September 2016.

Music and Dance in Visual Culture, 17th conference. Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” of the Friends of Music Society, Athens, 5-7 October 2017.

   

ICTM Study Group on the Iconography of the Performing Arts

The objective of the Study Group is to advance the research of visual sources relevant for music history, performance practice, musical life, and organology, as well as to provide a forum for cooperation among scholars of music iconography by means of international meetings and publications. The Study Group was founded by Tilman Seebass in 1985 as the Study Group for Music Iconography, and directed by him until its 10th conference in 2001.

Methods in musical iconography. 1st symposium. The Hague, 1986.

North-Mediterranean folk music in the visual arts. 2nd symposium. Orta San Giulio, 24–29 May 1988.

The spirit of Greek music in the visual arts of antiquity. 3rd symposium. Thessaloniki, 1990.

Music in the visual arts of Central Asia before 1700. 4th symposium. Bukhara, 1990.

Image and reality in the presentation of musical processions, 1660–1775. 5th symposium. Bad Köstritz, 1993.

Music images and the Bible, 6th symposium. Jerusalem & Ramat Gan, 1994/95.

Myth and reality in dance pictures. 7th symposium. Innsbruck, 13–18 June 1995.

Music and dance in pictures of popular and courtly feasts (Southern Europe, 1500–1750). 8th symposium. 1996, Sedano (Burgos), May 1996.

Music and images of music in the Mediterranean world, 300 B.C.–300 A.D. 9th symposium. Thessaloniki, 15-20 September 1998.

L’iconografia musicale: Mito e storia. 10th symposium. Bologna, 10 March 2001.

 

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Images of Music Making and Cultural Exchanges between the East and the West, 11th symposium of the ICTM Study Group on the Iconography of the Performing Arts. China Conservatory of Music, Beijing, 26–31 October 2012

Neoclassical Reverberations of Discovering Antiquity, 12th symposium. Archivio di Stato di Torino, 6–9 October 2014

Decoration of Performance Space: Meaning and Ideology, 13th symposium. Fondazione Georgio Cini, Venice, 16–20 May 2016

Images of Music-Making and Its Trans-Cultural Exchanges, 14th symposium. Xi’an Conservatory of Music, 27-31 October 2017

Iberian musical crossroads through the ages: Images of music-making in their transcultural exchange, 15th symposium of the ICTM Study Group on the Iconography of the Performing Arts. Societat Catalana de Musicologia & Institut d’Estudios Catalans, 17–19 October 2019

   

IMS Study Group on Music Iconography

Le immagini della musica: Musical Iconography in the 21st Century: Mapping European Art for Context and Meaning. Università di Bologna, Campus di Ravenna, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, 7–10 June 2006.

Metamorphoses of Orpheus: Musical Images from Greek Mythology in Antiquity and their Revivals in European Art. Corfu, Ionian University, 26–29 June 2008.

Simboli musicali nei cicli pittorici. Lecce, Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, 25–27 September 2009.

Musicians & Monuments: Tracing Composers’ Memorial Iconography Through the Ages. Wien, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. 15–17 April 2010.

La iconografia musical a la mediterrània i el seu impacte sobre la cultura europea al llarg de la història. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d’Art i de Musicologia, 4–6 October 2010.

Le Corti in Europa: Iconografia musicale e potere principesco, 1400–1700. Torino, Istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte, 23–25 May 2011.

Music and Propaganda in the Visual Arts. Warsaw, Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 29–30 March 2012.

Travellers to Faraway Countries and the Musical Imagination on the Move, 16th–20th Century. Lecce, Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, 28–29 September 2015.

Crossing Borders in Musical Iconography: Current Themes, Goals, and Methodologies. Study session at the 20th Quinquennial IMS Con­gress: Musicology: Theory and Practice, East and West. Tokyo University of the Arts, 2017.

Envisioning Worldly and Otherworldly Pleasures in Music = Imaginando los placeres de la música: entre lo mundano y lo espiritual. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla, 29 November–1 December 2017.