Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

ISBN-10: 0195384571

ISBN-13: 9780195384574

Edition: 2011

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Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Musicpresents intriguing explanations of extraordinary musical creations from diverse cultures across the world. All the authors are experts, deeply engaged in the traditions they describe. They recount the contexts in which the music is created and performed, and then hone in on elucidating how the music works as sound in process. Accompanying the explanatory prose is a wealth of diagrams, transcriptions, recordings, and (online) multimedia presentations, all intended to convey the richness, beauty, and ingenuity of their subjects. The music ranges across geography and cultures--court music of Japan and medieval Europe, pagode song from Brazil, solos by the jazz pianist Thelonius Monk and by the sitar master Budhaditya Mukherjee, form-and-timbre improvisations of a Boston sound collective, South Korean folk drumming, and the ceremonial music of indigenous cultures in North American and Australia--much of which has never been analyzed so thoroughly before. Thus the essays diversify and expand the scope of this book's companion volume,Analytical Studies in World Music, to all inhabited continents and many of its greatest musical traditions. An introduction and an afterword point out common analytical approaches, and present a new way to classify music according to its temporal organization. Two special chapters consider the juxtaposition of music from different cultures: of world music traditions and popular music genres, and of Balinese music and European Art music, raising provocative questions about the musical encounters and fusions of today's interconnected world. For everyone listening in wonderment to the richness of world music, whether listener, creator, or performer, this book will be an invaluable resource and a fount of inspiration.
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Michael Tenzer teaches at the University of British Columbia and is a recognized authority on Balinese gamelan. He has studied and performed with teachers and groups all over Bali since 1977. Tenzer holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the UC Berkeley, and taught at Yale from 1986—96.

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Analytical Encounters with Music in Diverse Cultures
Surface and Deep Structure in the Togaku Ensemble of Japanese Court Music (Gagaku)
Form, Counterpoint, and Meaning in a Fourteenth-Century French Courtly Song
Nuances of Continual Variation in the Brazilian Pagode Song "Sorriso Aberto"
Thelonious Monk's Harmony, Rhythm, and Pianism
Dynamics of Melodic Discourse in Indian Music: Budhaditya Mukherjee's Alap in Rag Puriya-Kalyan
Timbre-and-Form: The BSC and die Boston Improvising Community
Rhythm and Folk Drumming (P'unpnut) as the Musical Embodiment of Communal Consciousness in South Korean Village Society
Strophic Form and Asymmetrical Repetition in Four American Indian Songs
Musical Form and Style in Murriny Patha Djanba Songs at Wadeye (Northern Territory, Australia)
Cross-Cultural Analytical Comparisons
Integrating Music: Personal and Global Transformations
Combining Sounds to Reinvent the "World: "World Music, Sociology, and Musical Analysis
A Cross-Cultural Topology of Musical Time: Afterword to the Present Book and to Analytical Studies in World Music (2006)
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