(Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
PROBLEMS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE DIGITALIZATION OF BULGARIAN FOLKLORE MUSIC
Abstract. Bulgarian folklore music is an important part of Bulgarian cultural heritage. The goal of this article is to describe briefly some achievements in digitalization of music – music archives, methods and techniques; to discuss what is done till now for Bulgarian folklore music and to outline directions for future work. We give short descriptions of tools for writing scores and mention special features of Bulgarian folklore music concerning the process of digitalization. Bulgarian folklore music has many common characteristics with the folklore music of other Balkan countries and the principles, methods and technologies for digitalization of Bulgarian folklore music can be used in other countries of south–eastern Europe.