In Music for the young people since 1945 and Jeunesses Musicales in Slovenia, we explore the following question: how were the youth-related musical practices functioning in the socialist era of Slovenia? The question indicates two main sets of contents: on one side, we have the institutional musical practices embodied in Glasbena mladina (Jeunesses Musicales), on the other side, however, the DIY (do-it-yourself) practices as well as the growing entertainment media.
The period enables to trace crucial cultural shifts systematically through the layers of both structures (institutions) of youth-connected musical practices as well as processes that have diversifying and changing the musical practices: 1) Structures. On one side, the project team will systematize the structures through which youth-related music circulated. The scholars will systematically gather data about the institutions, individuals, and the phenomena, such are musical works and events, in short: the aim is to list "the names" gathered under the umbrella term “youth music”. 2) Processes. On the other side, the contexts underlying those structures will be addressed – the "the activities" or instruments that shaped and modified the ideas of youth-related music: ideologies, beliefs, perceptions, reactions, deeds. The forms and levers of reshaping these forms are seen as indicators through which youth-related music was experiencing constant change: first with a divide with regard to other music practices (this was the main reason for Jeunesse Musicale) than with an ever-growing speed also fragmenting within itself. And the objective of the project is: to offer a glossary of the forms of existence of the youth-related music as well as the processes that were fragmenting and changing it since 1945. It may well help in understanding better our fragmented and fragmenting musical world.