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date: 15 November 2019

Simon, Artur locked

  • Linda Fujie

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(b Wesermünde, nr Bremerhaven, May 6, 1938). German ethnomusicologist . He studied musicology and ethnology at the University of Hamburg, receiving the doctorate in 1971 with a dissertation on Egyptian folk music. In 1972 he was appointed director of the ethnomusicology department of the Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin (formerly the Phonogramm-Archiv). From 1984 he was also professor of musicology at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. He has conducted field research in Egypt, the Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Western New Guinea and Northern Sumatra. His areas of interest include methodology, organology, film and trance music and dance. In addition to publishing on these topics, he has also made several ethnomusicological and ethnographical films. He has served as editor of the record and audio-visual series ‘Museum Collection Berlin’.

Studien zur ägyptischen Volksmusik (diss., U. of Hamburg, 1971; Hamburg, 1972) ‘Probleme, Methoden und Ziele der Ethnomusikologie’, Jb für musikalische Volks- und Völkerkunde, 9 (1978), 8–52; repr. in ...

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