Archiv Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein – Erschliessung des Archivs, Digitalisierung der Kernbestände, Überführung in die BCU Lausanne

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 department Bern University of the Arts
  • Institute Institute Interpretation
  • Research unit Intersection of Contemporary Music
  • BFH centre BFH Centre for Arts in Context
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
  • Project management Thomas Gartmann
  • Head of project Thomas Gartmann
  • Project staff Doris Lanz
    Mathias Gautschi
  • Partner Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
    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.