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Mak, Ivan

(b Gbelce, nr Nov Zmky, 26 Aug 1935). Slovak ethnomusicologist. He studied


ethnomusicology under Kresnek at Bratislava University (19539), graduating in
1959 with a diploma thesis on the folk music of Turzovka; he took the doctorate
there in 1969 with a dissertation on the classification and history of Slovak folk
instruments. After working as editor of udov tvorivos (195965) he became
curator of the musical instruments of the Slovak National Museum, Bratislava (from
1965; director 19915). He also served as a part-time lecturer in ethnomusicology
at the Bratislava Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (196191), and was
commissioned by the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, to catalogue its collection
of instruments (197071). His main areas of research are ethnomusicology and
instruments; at the Slovak National Museum he has built up a collection of about
900 instruments and about 7000 items of iconographic material. He is particularly
interested in the earliest history of instruments and in problems of methodology in
organological research and documentation. With Oskr Elschek and Erich
Stockmann he was an editor of the Annual Bibliography of European
Ethnomusicology (Bratislava, 196575).
WRITINGS
Bemerkungen zu der Frage des Ursprunges der Streichbogen-Instrumente
des Types Rebeka in den Karpaten und auf dem Balkan, Yugoslav Folklore
Association: Congress XV: Jajce 1968, 3416
O hre prednka udovej hudby z Revky [The leaders playing in the folk
music ensemble of Revka], Varian technika prednkov oblast vchodnho
Slovenska (Bratislava, 1969), 4761
tdie k typolgii a histrii slovenskch udovch nstrojov [Studies on the
classification and history of Slovak folk instruments] (diss., U. of Bratislava,
1969)
Typologie der slowakischen Sackpfeifen, Studia instrumentorum musicae
popularis I: Brno 1967, 11327
Zur theoretischen Zielsetzung einer Instrumentendokumentation, Die
Bedeutung, die optische und akustische Darbietung und die Aufgaben einer
Musikinstrumentensammlung: Nrnberg 1969, 9097
Streichinstrumentenensembles in der Slowakei, Studia instrumentorum
musicae popularis II: Stockholm 1969, 13745
On the Problem of Complex Documentation of Traditional Musical
Instruments, Contributions to the Study of Traditional Musical Instruments in
Museums (Bratislava, 1987), 4253
Zur Entwicklung der Musikinstrumente im westpannonischen Raum aus der
Sicht der geographischen Determination, Drfliche Tanzmusik im
westpannonischen Raum: Eisenstadt 1988, 189207The Complementarity of Musical Instruments
in Instrumental Ensembles,
Studia instrumentorium musicae popularis X: Lillehammer 1989, 7580
Dedistvo hudobnch nstrojov [The heritage of musical instruments], Slovak
National Museum, Bratislava, 1995 (Bratislava, 1995) [exhibition catalogue]