I have been in contact with the student organisation at KMH, Kungliga
Musikhögskolan in Stockholm (The Royal Music College in Stockholm) during
the spring and talked about the importance of visualising the articles at
What was my priority in these talks was to try to get more music from the
Swedish folkloric treassure to be free to listen in the articles, for
example Bellman and old Swedish psalms. Other board members filled in with
that it would be great if they could play a simple scale or so with all the
different instruments they have and film it so that it will be possible to
visually see and hear the difference between a piccolofleute and a trumpet
(even the moves you do when you play).
The student organisation thinks it is a great idea to record this and are
now putting up notes at the school about this posibility to be seen and
listened too (the students might use this in their CV that they are in an
We will see how many that are interested now at the end of the semester
(probably not so many), but will proceed to try to find volunteers next
My thought was that this might be a great idea for other universities too
to make a club for recording their national treassures to the articles.
This is a very good idea, good luck with the initiative!
I've often wondered about Wikimedia UK setting up a project with the music
schools here to record more sounds to illustrate our articles, but have
never got round ot it.
Of course, music crosses national boundaries, so it is possible to do this
kind of project with anything music-related, anywhere in the world.
Wikimedia UK board