BCU Professor Tony Whyton will lead a new transnational research consortium funded by the JPI Heritage Plus programme.

The project, entitled CHIME (Cultural Heritage and Improvised Music in European Festivals), will explore how changing relationships between music, festivals and cultural heritage sites renegotiate established understandings and uses of heritage. This innovative project explores the uses and re-uses of different types of heritage through the lens of jazz and improvised music festivals, combining an ambitious research programme with strong, carefully targeted collaborative partnerships in order to advance understandings of cultural heritage among different communities of interest. The core focus on festivals reflects the important – if undervalued – position that festivals occupy in Europe’s cultural ecology, with their dynamic and synergetic relationship to spaces and cultural sites.

The consortium will draw on the expertise of partners at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Gothenburg, the University of East Anglia and the University of Salford.

Sixteen transnational collaborative research projects in the field of Cultural Heritage were recommended for funding. For more information on the JPI Cultural Heritage programme visit http://www.jpi-culturalheritage.eu/

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Birmingham Centre For Media And Cultural Research

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