cultural heritage in digital format has become one
of the most influential and productive ideas in
the new millennium. Buzarovski Archive (BuzAr) was
established on October 15, 2012, as a digital
collection of video, audio, photos, books, papers,
scores and other artifacts related to Balkan
cultures and traditions. The collection is based
on Dimitrije Buzarovski's musical scores,
performances, video and audio recordings,
digitising of cultural heritage, and musicological
and ethnomusicological works.
At the moment, BuzAr archive possess cca. 2 TB of digitised artifacts:
– over 850 GB of video (DV PAL)
– over 260 GB of audio (243.18 GB 44.1 KHz/16 bit and 48 KHz/24 bit)
– over 2,500 photos
– over 700 transcriptions.
Dimitrije Buzarovski's music is organised in folders consisting of: scores (manuscript/engraved, digital scores and MIDI), audio, video, pictures (including posters, program notes, photos and other scanned materials) and texts (reviews, press and other information). BuzAr includes Dimitrije Buzarovski's: compositions (65 folders), theater and TV music (37 folders), arrangements (42 folders) and unclassified works (10 folders).
Digitised folklore collections include:
– Firfov Collection
(1,362 folk songs and dances)
– Firfov Transcription Collection
(383 transcriptions from Macedonian folk songs)
– Badev Collection
– Vidoeski Collection
(3,600 minutes speech material, Macedonian dialects, folk tales, customs etc.)
– Brzanov Collection
(songs, speech and other materials, 68 transcriptions)
– Turkish Makams and Usuls
– Penushliski Collection
(3,300 minutes speech material, songs, presentation of folk instruments, Macedonian dialects, folk tales, customs etc.)
– Linin Collection
– Music Tradition from Karadak Mountain
(193 songs and dances; 64.38 GB .mov files)
– Female Wedding Songs from Simnica, Gostivar Region
(speech material and songs; 23.06 GB .mov files)
– Kosovo Children's Play Songs Collection
(1,281 play songs; 156 GB .mov files; 100 transcriptions)
– Albanian Children's Play Songs from Polog Region
(Tetovo, Gostivar, Nereshta, Chelopek, Kamjane, Chegrane, Balindol, Shipkovica, Simnica, Raven, Vrutok)
(144 play songs from 169 traditional games; 53.89 GB .mov files; 73 transcriptions).
BuzAr also includes audio and video recordings from concerts and other cultural events:
– 110 audio recordings from concerts
– 5 videos from concerts
– 4 music videos
– Yeni Yol (Turkish folklore) video
– 13 documentary videos (Gjorgji Donevski, Bapchorki, Kosturchanki, Kalistrat Zografski, Tempus in Macedonia, Ljubomir i Vera Brandjolica, Aleksandar Dzambazov, Zoran Dimitrovski, Jordan Canevski, Ivan Kocharov, Snezhana Anastasova-Chadikovska, Evushka Trpkova-Elezovikj, Endendijk Collection, Blagoja Deskoski)
– 9 IRAM Chronicle movies with 170 short documentary videos.
The digital library of musicological and ethnomusicological books, textbooks and papers consists of:
– Dimitrije Buzarovski's books (History of Aesthetics of Music, Intro into Analysis of Musical Piece, The Basics of the Digital Archiving of the Sound, Research Methodologies, Musiconomy – Intro into Music Management, Economy and Marketing, Sonology, Sociology of Music)
– over 250 papers from IRAM International conferences
– 22 Master’s theses and Doctoral dissertations defended at UKIM FM
– Buzarovski's papers and reviews.
Buzarovski Archive is a non-commercial, scientific and educational initiative. Users of the artifacts agree to cite Buzarovski Archive in any ocassion.
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