'The Darmstadt Events'. Archival Strategies, Music-Historical Work and Cultural-Political Research Perspectives on the Development of the Digital Archive

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  • Dörte Schmidt

Abstract

Archives are currently experiencing an upward trend, and consequently, as demonstrated by a recent dispute between Laurenz Lütteken and Ulrich Raulff in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, archives have been sharply debated as regards the hierarchy of historical preservation and hence as the cornerstones of our culture. These issues assert the emphasis of such controversy. Nonetheless, cultural institutions such as the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) do not comply with distinct provisions in democracies, neither through autocratic instances nor by essentialist propositions but rather serve as negotiating spaces for the cultural roots of our society. [...]

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2018-10-15

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