General chair:
Federica Bressan, University of Padova, Italy

Scientific committee:
Sergio Canazza, University of Padova, Italy
Giovanni De Poli, University of Padova, Italy
Alvise Vidolin, University of Padova, Italy

Keynote lecturer: William Storm
Consultant for the United States' most prestigious and extensive media repository, the Library of Congress's Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation; consultant and author of the "Unified Strategy for the Preservation of Audio and Video Materials", a strategic planning document for the Library of Congress.
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Invited speakers:
George Brock-Nannestad has been involved in audio preservation since 1981. He established source criticism for sound recordings and while at the School of Conservation in Copenhagen proposed an operational conservation theory. He has contributed to "The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music" (2009) and has consulted to the Bibliothéque Nationale de France.
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Marc Leman is a research professor in Systematic Musicology at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Since 1994 he has directed the IPEM research centre (Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music), performing cutting-edge studies in multimedia technology for the arts, musical audio-mining, emotions and movements in response to music, neurosciences and perception-based analysis of music (and musical audio, digitisation, restoration and archiving of historical audio documents).
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Nadja Wallaszkovitz from the Phonogrammarchiv der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Vienna. Starting from the audio production side as a sound engineer, her career became more and more specialised in audio archiving and restoration. Nadja Wallaszkovits studied ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna and graduated as an audio engineer. She is responsible for audio restoration, archiving and re-recording of historical collections. She lectures at the University of Vienna and at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Berne, and has held several national and international training seminars.
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Brecht Declercq MA, MSc, is the Digitization and Acquisition Manager at VIAA, the national audiovisual archive of Flanders, Belgium, since 2013. Previously he worked for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT for almost 10 years as a radio archivist and a project leader in several digitization, media asset management and access projects. He is an active voice in the international audiovisual archives world as a member of the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council and the Media Management Commission.
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Matthias Kassel studied musicology and German language and literature in Freiburg im Breisgau. He has been a curator at the Paul Sacher Foundation since 1995. His publications and articles mainly focus on composers' collections in the archive. Recent interests include the work of Mauricio Kagel, and the Steve Reich Collection, as well as the performance practice and archival aspects of new music.
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Veniero Rizzardi teaches history of music at the University of Venice and is head of the library at the Conservatory of Padova. MA in philosophy and PhD in musicology, his research fields include the study of the creative process, in relation both to conventionally written music and electroacoustic/recorded music (including jazz and popular), and the history of sound art. Co-founder and scientific advisor of the Luigi Nono Archive in Venice.
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Organization assistant:
Federico Altieri, University of Padova, Italy

Organizing committee at the Fondazione G.E. Ghirardi ONLUS:
Irene Meneguzzo -

Federica Bressan, University of Padova, Italy

Niccolò Pretto, University of Padova, Italy

In collaboration with:

And with the patronage of:

Regione Veneto Provincia di Padova Città di Piazzola sul Brenta