Here you will find important articles and links concerning the impact of the corona pandemic on society, on the economy and especially on arts.
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We have carefully selected the articles that can help orchestras and their managers to develop an exit strategy and return to normality. However, we accept no liability for the content of the pages of these publications. Ultimately, you must make your own decisions and take responsibility for the actions you take. We ask for your understanding.
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Making music during the pandemic – what does science advise?
On the risks of infection when singing in choirs and making music with wind instruments.
(Kähler, Christian J.; Hain, Rainer 2020)
Risk assessment of a coronavirus infection in the field of music
Prof. Dr. med. phil. Claudia Spahn, Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Richter Head of the Freiburg Institute for Musician's Medicine (FIM), University Hospital and Freiburg University of Music
“At the initiative of the orchestra directors of the seven Berlin orchestras, a statement was made on orchestral playing and the safety of musicians together with scientists from the Charité Berlin. According to scientific assessment, orchestras can play together again under certain conditions and therefore begin rehearsal work.” (GMOrch 7 Mai 2020)
Find here the above mentioned
Statement on the performance of orchestras
during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Willich, Stefan N. et al 2020)
SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety standard –
Recommendations for the stage and studio industry
for the area: rehearsals
(Statutory accident insurance VBG 2020)
“As a result of the corona pandemic, cultural life in Germany and almost every other country has largely come to a standstill. Health protection is a top priority. At the same time, however, other fundamental rights (freedom of art, freedom of profession, free development of personality) of the creative artists and the public are also affected. ” (GMOrch 4 May 2020)
Where can I get help - Where can I make donations in Australia?
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“IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has today launched its Global Music Industry Response Tracker, a website collating information on aid initiatives and other resources for those in the music community impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
(IFPI 29 April 2020)
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