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Coming Soon! New Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

This summer, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text will add eleven more titles to its full-text journal collection. The new titles are:

Bašćinski glasi: Južnohrvatski etnomuzikološki godišnjak. Omiš: Festival Dalmatinskih Klapa, 1991–. ISSN 1330-1128 and eISSN 2584-4059

Bašćinski glasi is the leading scholarly journal focused on music of southern Croatia. It includes articles concerning both musicology and ethnomusicology, as well as occasionally some music compositions. Individual volumes are dedicated to music scholars who have significantly advanced music research in Dalmatia.

BIOS: Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies. Oxford: Positif Press, 1977–. ISSN 0141-4992

The Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies is a peer-reviewed publication that presents articles on British organs, organ builders, organ music, and other relevant topics. It is the annual publication of the British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS). While nominally focussed on the British organ, the journal includes articles on wider topics less closely associated with the central topic: in recent years essays on “organized pianos” have appeared, along with articles on organs in former crown colonies, and the development and usage of the Barker lever in Cavaille-Coll organs. 

Circuit: Musiques contemporaines. Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 1990–. ISSN 1183-1693 and eISSN 1488-9692

Circuit was founded in 1989 at the behest of Lorraine Vaillancourt, founder and director of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (in residence at the Université de Montréal), and Jean-Jacques Nattiez, its first editor-in-chief. Circuit publishes articles, documents, and case files in French and English on contemporary music from Québec, North America, and abroad. Designed as an arts journal and as an object of aesthetic reflection, it is aimed at all those who have an interest in contemporary musical and artistic creation issues. The journal is called Circuit after Serge Garant (1929–1986), an important figure of Québec’s musical scene and composer of three musical pieces of the same name.

Cuadernos de investigación musical. Ciudad Real: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha / Centro de Investigación y Documentación Musical (CIDoM), 2016–. ISSN 2530-6847

Cuadernos de investigación musical is a peer-reviewed journal published by Centro de Investigación y Documentación Musical (CIDoM) in Spain. The journal features original scholarly writings from all areas of ethno/musicology, including instrumental practices, aesthetics of music, the presence of music in audiovisual media, and other fields of study related to music.

KunstMusik: Schriften zur Musik als Kunst. Köln: Maria de Alvear World Edition, 2003. ISSN 1612-6173

An initiative by Maria de Alvear, a Spanish-German composer living in Cologne, Kunstmusik appears twice a year. Articles focus on music that claims to be art (whether it is, is another question). Authors are generally composers, sound artists, and visual artists who create music and who in their unfiltered contributions express what can be said not with, but rather about music as art. As such the journal serves as a forum for the current state of art music.

Nordic sounds. København: Dansk Musik Informations Center (MIC), 1982–2006. ISSN 0108-2914

Nordic sounds, the quarterly magazine of the Nordic Music Committee (NOMUS), was published between 1982 and 2006. The magazine reported on musicians, composers, and musical life in the Nordic countries.

La revue [arabe] des sciences de l’education musicale / Mağallaẗ ‘ulūm al-tarbīyyaẗ al-mūsīqīyyaẗ / مجلّة علوم التربية الموسيقيّة. Hadath–Baabda: Éditions de l’Université Antonine, 2017–. ISSN 2523-0778 

Mağallaẗ ‘ulūm al-tarbīyyaẗ al-mūsīqīyyaẗ is an annual refereed academic periodical, prepared by the Center for Research in Musical Traditions at Antonine University, Lebanon. Published by the university’s publishing house, in cooperation with Dar Al-Farabi, the journal aims to encourage academic research in the field of music education in the Arab world and make this available to scholars and educators. 

Musicology and cultural science. Tblisi: Sakartvelos Teknikuri Universiteti/Georgian Technical University, 2005–. ISSN 1512-2018

Musicology and cultural science is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal. It was founded in 2005 and is under the patronage of the Tbilisis Vano Sarajishvilis Sakhelobis Sakhelmts’ipo K’onservat’oria. The journal publishes articles in Georgian, Russian, and English, focusing on new scholarly research in the fields of music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, music sociology, music aesthetics, music pedagogy, music therapy, music performance, and musical-cultural heritage, as well as on interdisciplinary topics related to music.

Musiktherapeutische Umschau: Forschung und Praxis der Musiktherapie. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1980. ISSN 0172-5505 and eISSN 2196-8764

Musiktherapeutische Umschau: Forschung und Praxis der Musiktherapie is the quarterly journal of the Deutsche Musiktherapeutische Gesellschaft. Published since 1980 by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, the journal presents practice-oriented papers, reports, and research by music therapists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Seiltanz: Beiträge zur Musik der Gegenwart. Berlin: Edition Klein, 2010–. ISSN 2191-0499

Founded in 2010 by Stefan Drees and Gordon Kampe, Seiltanz has been published twice a year by Edition Juliane Klein. The choice of the name Seiltanz can be understood as a program that reveals the task of the magazine. Among all possible connotations, <Seiltanz> (1982) by Hans-Joachim Hespos is particularly worthy mentioning, that “scenic adventure” which, with its extreme demands on listeners and performers alike, seems to characterize the possibilities and utopias of contemporary composition like hardly any other work. The situation of permanent change on the fine line between failure and success, which Hespos addresses, is an apt motto for drawing attention to the difficulty of writing about music and the aesthetic and compositional problems associated with it: Expressing oneself in writing about music is likewise a constant balancing act, which ideally should do justice to the verbally conceived sound event without abandoning the relationship of critical distance to it–with the result that the music is enriched by the verbal examination of it.

Tehnologii informatice şi de comunicaţie în domeniul muzical/Information and communication technologies in the musical field. Cluj-Napoca: Editura MediaMusica, 2010–. ISSN 2067-9408 and  eISSN 2069-654X

Tehnologii informatice şi de comunicaţie în domeniul muzical/Information and communication technologies in the musical field is a peer-reviewed journal, which focuses on the newest music research  on communication technologies with view on the performing arts and relevant for musicians. It publishes articles related to technology resources in and for music studies, pedagogy, electronic music technologies, and interdisciplinary topics that consider creative processes. It is headed by editor-in-chief Nelida Nedelcuţ.

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