Archiv Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein

The archive of the Swiss Musicians’ Association (Schweizer­ischer Tonkünstlerverein, hereinafter STV) is the most important source of information on the development of contemporary music in Switzerland from 1900 to 2017.


  • Lead school Bern Academy of the Arts
  • Institute Institute Interpretation
  • Research unit Intersection of Contemporary Music
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
  • Project management Dr. Thomas Gartmann
  • Head of project Dr. Thomas Gartmann
  • Partner Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
    Jubiläumsstiftung der Schweizerischen Mobiliar Genossenschaft
    SonArt - Musikschaffende Schweiz
    Bibliothèque cantonale de Lausanne
    Service des Affaires Culturelles
    Ernst Göhner Stiftung
    Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung
    UBS Kulturstiftung
    Loterie romande


The treasures it con­tains have to be catalogued, its major holdings digitised, and the collection as a whole made ready for its long-term secure storage at the Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire (BCU) in Lausanne. All this is necessary if the archive is to be made accessible for scholarly research in the medium term.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 5: Gender equality
  • 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions