Feldforschungen und Musikdokumentationen

Max Peter Baumann Bibliographie


Switzerland, 1977ff.: Wallis, Appenzell, Schwyz (Muotatal), Spiez, Uri, Stadt Zürich. Topics: Folk songs, yodels, polyphonic singing, Alpsegen, song composers, festivals, urban folk music, diverse larger and smaller projects.

Ethiopia, 1976 (one month): Semien Mountains (Gondar, Debarak, Gich).Topics: Songs and music of the highland farmers, kererto, fukara, washint, masinko, krar, zafan, church chanting.

Jerusalem, 1977 (three weeks): Topic: Ethiopian mass, Palestinian rabab musician.

Bolivia, 1977-80/83/86/91 (each time three to four months per year): Field research in the Departamente Cochabamba, La Paz, Potosí, Oruro, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, Tarija, Beni. Topics: Songs, ensembles and dances of Indios (Quechuas, Aymaras, Chipayas, Kallawayas, Mojos, Ayoreodé; urban music of the mestizos; blacks.

Berlin (among immigrants), 1976-82/1987-89, 1991: Documentation on music of citizens of Turkish descent, of street musicians and song composers as well as of individual religious communities; Indian santur.

Franconia/Bavaria, 1982-1987/1997-98: Traditional music in Upper, Lower and Middle Franconia; Turkish workers’ association in Nuremberg; concertina.

Portugal, 1988 (two weeks): Field research cooperative project of IITM with the University of Lisbon; with Dr. Pinto und Prof. S. El-Shawan Castelo-Branco. Topics: urban und rural musical traditions of Portugal.

Japan, 1988/1989 (four weeks): Together with Dr. Linda Fujie: Documentation of the Gion Festival in Kyoto. Kabuki sound documentation made in Tokyo.

Maine (USA); 1988/89 (five weeks): Together with Dr. Linda Fujie: Cooperative project with Colby College (Waterville, ME): Traditional music in Maine—hymns and gospels of the Shaker community; yodeling cowboy music; country music; Passamoquoddy and Penobscot Indians; Irish Music; French-Canadian Music; Bluegrass Bands; Armenian and Turkish Music.

Brazil, 1987/88/89 (11 weeks): Together with Dr. Pinto in cooperation with the University of São Paulo (Setor de Etnomusicologia). Topics: urban music; songs of the Xikrín, Amazon region); Bahia: viola caipira; candomblé; carnival of Recife.

Argentina, 1991 (3 weeks): Cooperative projekt with the Fundación Norte (Salta). Documenation of bagualas und songs of the Chorotes (Chaco).

Japan, 1998 (5 weeks): together with my wife Dr. Linda Fujie. Documentation of shakuhachi, shomyo, shamisen, taiko-drums, sake songs, itako.

Rudolstadt, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (3-tägige Dokumentationsexkursion mit Studenten).