Institute of Ethnomusicology


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Glasbenonarodopisni institut

Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana


386 (0) 1 470 6265


386 (0) 1 425 7753

Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Head


386 (0) 1 470 6266

Past Events

The Institute of Ethnomusicology (GNI) is the oldest institute within the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts. Founded in 1934, initially as the Folklore Institute, it was affiliated with SAZU in 1972 as a section of the Institute of Slovene Ethnology. Since 1994, the year the Sound Archive was founded, GNI has been an autonomous institute of ZRC SAZU, comprising a Department of Ethnomusicology, a Department of Textology, a Department of Ethnochoreology and a Sound Archive and Studio.


The Institute incorporates a Sound Archive and Studio which houses extensive recordings of the folk music of Slovenia, other South Slavic nations and other European and non-European nations.

The Institute publishes scientific journals, monographs, audio, and video editions. The recent audio publication Pesem slovenske dežele [Songs of Slovenia] includes twenty-four folk songs from the Slovenian countryside. The accompanying text of the audio collection has been translated in English.

International cooperation

The foreign archives most important for GNI's work are the Phonogrammarchiv of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, the Institut für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie, and the Österreichische Volksliedwerk, all in Vienna, the Slowenisches Volkskundeinstitut Urban Jarnik/Slovenski narodopisni inštitut Urban Jarnik in Klagenfurt, the Magyar Tudományos Akademia in Budapest, and the Golda Meir Library in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA).

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