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Zither music for concerts, events and private parties The zither has a particularly long and rich history in Vienna. Synonymous with the charm of the city at its most relaxed, its sound immediately transports its listeners to the Viennese salons of yesteryear or the hostelries and ‘Heuriger’wine taverns that still flourish in the city’s leafy suburbs. The sound of the Vienna zither won immortal fame through the world-famous music composed and performed by Anton Karas for the film The Third Man (1949). One of Austria’s best-known zither soloists,Cornelia Mayer has an intimate association with Viennese music.Central to her repertoire are compositions by such grand masters of the zither as Franz Kropf (Empress Sisi’s zither teacher), Carl Umlauf (who founded the Vienna school of zither-playing), and Hans Lanner ( ‘Chamber Zither-Player’to the last Austrian monarch Emperor Karl). Cornelia Mayer is the only zither-player in the world today whose performances authentically recreate the distinctive Anton Karas sound. Performing highlights: Zither concert,Vienna Musikverein; 2005,Belvedere Palace,50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty;England,concerts for the Anglo-Austrian Society; 2009, Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra New Year’s concert; solo concerts for the Wiener Volksliedwerk and Musikkultur Lower Austria in Krems. CD recordings for Extraplatte and EMI.   ‘When I close my eyes and listen to Cornelia Mayer, I hear Grandad.’ Werner Chudik, grandson of Anton Karas Zither music for concerts, events and private parties Repertoire for concerts and events: Music from the cult film ‘The Third Man’ Viennese salon and Heuriger music Classical concert pieces Music from jazz, pop and film phone: +43 676 74 84 180 e-mail: office@zitherinthecity.com website:...

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Tachymeter Aided Modelling

surveying basics for digital documentation of monuments or excavations   Part Stefan Hohmann, Willem Beex and Giorgio Verdiani in collaboration with Kubit Max. 12 participants with basic or medium knowledge of measurement techniques. In this workshop the participants will be able to work with a tachymeter, images and software in order to digitally create a drawing from (part of) a monument. The participants will also learn the several advantages and disadvantages of this method in order to fully appreciate this technique. The workshop will be divided in three sessions: –          Working with a tachymeter –          Taking useful pictures –          Software post processing For each session a specific set of information will be given to enhance the abilities and improve che skills about this survey work on monuments and archaeological sites. To all the participants it is suggested to bring their cameras (if available) to check it and verify its possible enhancements to allow a better picture taking according to the general workflow presented in the...

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Qatar: Data standards, documentation and responses to cultural heritage management in Qatar

Alice BIANCHI1/ Tobias TONNER2 / Lucie DINGWALL3 (1Qatar Museums Authority, Department of Archaeology, Architectural Conservation & Cultural Tourism / 2coaptics ltd., Talgarth Wales / 3University of Birmingham, UK) Keywords: Abstract: Qatar, like several other countries in the Gulf region, is experiencing very rapid and extensive urban development that constitutes a serious challenge for the institutions and entities in charge of cultural heritage management at a national and regional level. This paper illustrates procedures, tools and solutions that are being developed in Qatar to effectively undertake the tasks of documentation and protection of cultural heritage in a rapidly changing environment. Through the integrated application of diverse and complementary technologies like textual information stored in dynamic database modules and remote sensing and geophysical data in GIS-systems, we are designing an effective and sustainable tool for heritage, conservation and cultural tourism managers, allowing them to make informed decisions, evaluate resource allocations and to perform strategic planning, all in the context of the protection and promotion of terrestrial and submerged heritage assets. To deliver the technical solution, we are making use of the latest Open Source web technologies and have designed a custom application tailored to the exact needs of the cultural heritage managers in Qatar. At the core of the system is a spatial database which can be accessed via a range of standards compliant web services (REST, WMS, WFS), allowing a variety of applications and corporate systems to interact with the data. To date we have developed two clients, a highly intuitive, bilingual desktop web application which is used to manage the heritage dataset and a mobile web app for surveying heritage in the field. We are now working on additional interfaces for conservation, object registration, excavation, general administration and the promotion of cultural tourism and together these will form a unified and integrated system covering all aspects of cultural heritage management in...

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CHNT 18 – November 11-13, 2013

This years topic is one of a series : 2011 … Prospection, Survey and Data Integration 2012 … Excavation 2013 … Urban Archaeology and Correct Documentation Documentation of archaeological and cultural heritage sites is at the heart of the archaeological process and an important component in cultural heritage research and presentation. It is an essential step without which interpretation and analysis are not possible. [read more] 2014 … Processing 2015 … Public...

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