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              Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians: Essays in Honor of Robert Garfias
               

              Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians: Essays in Honor of Robert Garfias (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Rice, Timothy

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              Designed as a tribute to Robert Garfias, who has conducted field work in more cultures than any other living ethnomusicologist, this volume explores the originating encounter in field work of ethnomusicologists with the musicians and musical traditions they study. The nineteen co...ntributors provide case studies from nearly every corner of the world, including biographies of important musicians from the Philippines, Turkey, Lapland, and Korea; interviews with, and reports of learning from, musicians from Ireland, Bulgaria, Burma, and India; and analyses of how traditional musicians adapt to the encounter with modernity in Japan, India, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Morocco, and the United States. The book also provides a window into the history of ethnomusicology since all the contributors have had a relationship with the University of Washington, home to one of the oldest programs in ethnomusicology in the United States. Inspired by the example of Robert Garfias, they are all indefatigable field researchers and among the leading authorities in the world on their particular musical cultures. The contributions illustrate the core similarities in their approach to the discipline of ethnomusicology and at the same time deal with a remarkably wide range of perspectives, themes, issues, and theoretical questions. Readers should find this collection of essays a fascinating, indeed surprising, glimpse into an important aspect of the history of ethnomusicology.
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              ISBN 9781138261112
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music: Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts
               

              Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music: Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts (Hardback)

              Edited by Nor, Mohd Anis Md; Stepputat, Kendra

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              Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performin...g arts so far have either focused on a musica (TM)a or a dancea (TM), rather than treating the two in combination. The authors in this book look at both aspects in performance, moreover, they focus explicitly on the interrelation between the two, on both descriptive-analytical and metaphorical levels. The book includes diverse examples of regional performing art genres from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. All case studies are composed from the perspective of the relatively new approach and field of ethno-choreomusicology. This particular compilation gives an exemplary overview of various phenomena in movement-sound relations, and offers for the first time a thorough study of the phenomenon that is considered essential for the performing arts in Maritime Southeast Asia - the inseparability of movement and sound.
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              ISBN 9781472469236
              Released NZ 8 Jul 2016
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              Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
               

              Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (Paperback)

              Edited by Nooshin, Laudan

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              What is it about the history, geographical position and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia that has made music such a potent and powerful agent? This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range o...f musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion. Individual chapters examine the ways in which music serves as a forum for playing out issues of power, ideology, resistance and subversion. How does music become a space for promoting - or conversely, resisting or subverting - particular ideologies or positions of authority? How does it accrue symbolic power in ways that are very particular, perhaps unique? And how does music become a site of social control or, alternatively, a vehicle for agency and empowerment, at times overt and at others highly subtle? What is it about music that facilitates, and sometimes disrupts, the exercise and flows of power? Who controls such flows, how and for what purposes? In asking such questions in the context of countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia and Tajikistan, the book draws on a wide range of relevant theoretical and critical ideas, and many disciplines including ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, politics, Middle Eastern studies, globalization studies, gender studies and cultural and media studies. The countries and areas explored share a great deal in historical and cultural terms, including a legacy of colonial and neo-colonial encounters and predominantly Judeo-Muslim religious traditions. It is hoped that the volume will contribute ultimately to a richer understanding of the role that music plays in these societies.
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              ISBN 9781138249998
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2016
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              Thai Classical Singing: Its History, Musical Characteristics and Transmission
               

              Thai Classical Singing: Its History, Musical Characteristics and Transmission (Hardback, New edition, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Swangviboonpong, Dusadee; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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              Because of the paucity of European-language studies of Thai classical singing the author has made this study particularly wide and covers a range of topics and aspects of the genre in the hope that it will encourage deeper research into the subject.

              ISBN 9780754607908
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2006
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              The Jinashi Shakuhachi: The Instrument Today and the Creation of a Contemporary Repertoire
               

              The Jinashi Shakuhachi: The Instrument Today and the Creation of a Contemporary Repertoire (Hardback, Contains 1 Book and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Day, Kiku

              • RRP: $165.00
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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              With the abrogation of the Zen Buddhist Fuke sect during Japan's modernisation process in the late nineteenth century, the raison d'A*tre for the shakuhachi (Japanese vertical bamboo flute) as a spiritual tool for mendicant monks suddenly vanished. Thereafter, playing the shakuha...chi changed from spiritual practice to professional musicianship or musical hobby. The fact that the instrument had been modified and 'improved' has been a well-kept secret. The old style shakuhachi, now named jinashi shakuhachi, became a marginalised instrument for eccentrics. However, during the past decade it has gained popularity, especially outside Japan, where it is considered to be 'the real thing' as opposed to the modernised jinuri shakuhachi. Kiku Day examines how the jinashi shakuhachi, although constructed according to the principles current prior to the Meiji Restoration, itself has been modified to adapt to the needs of modern players. In order to place the instrument into the modern world in its own right, the author, a professional jinashi shakuhachi player, describes her recent collaboration with five international composers on a performance project with the aim of creating a new repertoire. This process of cross cultural creation is described against the background of action research, Theory U, and the theory of flow.
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              ISBN 9781472418623
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
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              Music as Cultural Diplomacy: Using Improvisation as a Creative Tool
               

              Music as Cultural Diplomacy: Using Improvisation as a Creative Tool (Hardback, Contains 1 Book and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Rakcheyeva, Sabina

              • RRP: $165.00
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                31 Dec 23

              Musical improvisation is a complex form of creative human expression. In this book, Sabina Rakcheyeva explores the logical outcomes of performance, relating them to existing theories and expanding those theories with new findings. Rakcheyeva begins with an examination of the attr...ibutes of musical improvisation, how it is practised, its logic, the creativity of the process and the role of the audience in performance. The booka (TM)s second half is devoted to a description of a performance-based research project involving the author, a violinist, and members of her ensemble. A self-referent endeavour involving cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary analyses, investigates aspects of improvisation in recent musical practice, juxtaposing this onto the authora (TM)s own performance experience and elaborating, in particular, on how improvisation encapsulates processes of imagination, creation, and collaboration among musicians from different music backgrounds. Taking the music performance to a next stage, the author explores the ways of how musical collaboration as a tool of public engagement can contribute to promoting understanding and preventing and resolving conflict,in a search of methodology for improving the effectiveness of current practices.
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              ISBN 9781472421852
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2023
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              The Musical Human: Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century
               

              The Musical Human: Rethinking John Blacking's Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-First Century (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Reily, Suzel; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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              Providing assessments of John Blacking's work, this book talks about the manipulation of traditional performance settings in pursuit of political or social strategies; children's music acquisition as an indicator of the innate musical capacity of humans; the biology of music maki...ng; the creation of pleasure, pain and power during dance; and more.
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              ISBN 9780754651383
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2006
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              Indigenous Religious Musics
               

              Indigenous Religious Musics (Hardback, New edition)

              By Harvey, Graham; Edited by Ralls-MacLeod, Karen; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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              Music can and does change our perception of our selves and our world. This text concerns particular musics of particular people at particular times or events. It interfaces music and religious traditions, using multi- and interdisciplinary approaches.

              ISBN 9780754602491
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2002
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              And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America
               

              And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America (Hardback, New edition)

              By Wood, Abigail; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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              The last quarter of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first saw a steady stream of new songbook publications and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, well-known singers performing nostalgic favourites, American popular songs translated into Yiddish,... theatre songs, and even a couple of forays into Yiddish hip hop.
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              ISBN 9781409445333
              Released NZ 12 Jun 2013
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              SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World
               

              SamulNori: Korean Percussion for a Contemporary World (Hardback, New edition)

              By Howard, Keith; Series edited by Howard, Professor Keith

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              SamulNori is a percussion quartet which has given rise to a genre, of the same name, that is arguably Korea's most successful 'traditional' music of recent times. Today, there are dozens of amateur and professional samulnori groups. There is a canon of samulnori pieces, closely a...ssociated with the first founding quartet but played by all, and many creative evolutions on the basic themes, made by the rapidly growing number of virtuosic percussionists. And the genre is the focus of an abundance of workshops, festivals and contests. Samulnori is taught in primary and middle schools; it is part of Korea's national education curriculum. It has dedicated institutes, and there are a number of workbooks devoted to helping wannabe 'samulnorians'. It is a familiar part of Korean performance culture, at home and abroad, in concerts but also in films and theatre productions. SamulNori uses four instruments: kkwaenggwari and ching small and large gongs, and changgo and puk drums. These are the instruments of local percussion bands and itinerant troupes that trace back many centuries, but samulnori is a recent development of these older traditions: it was first performed in February 1978. This volume explores this vibrant percussion genre, charting its origins and development, the formation of the canon of pieces, teaching and learning strategies, new evolutions and current questions relating to maintaining, developing, and sustaining samulnori in the future.
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              ISBN 9781472462893
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2015
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