08.01.30 - Intervals octaves o Duration rhythm meter time beats Free rhythm singing playing with no rhythm o Intensity dynamics volume Piano forte

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Soundscapes and Music Cultures - Ethnomusicology o Rise of the cultural antrhropology in the 19 th century o Expansion of Western nations o Development of museums and zoological gardens to collect and display the world’s cultural and biological heritage o Originally followed pseudo evolutionary theory – comparing music to demonstrate the superiority of Western culture o Modernized in 20 th century; acceptance in academic music departments - Soundscapes o Developed by Kay Kaufman S. at Harvard o Attempts to redefine the way we understand and appreciate music o Recognized trans-migration of people, culture products and ideas throughout the world o Helps organize the aspects of periodic cultures - Sound o Quality: (timbre) voice, instrument Overtones, density give characteristic of sound, articulation (reed, piano key) o Pitch: frequency of vibration
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Unformatted text preview: Intervals, octaves o Duration: rhythm, meter time, beats Free rhythm singing playing with no rhythm o Intensity: dynamics, volume Piano, forte, crescendo, decrescendo o Setting Includes both the behavior and venue (place) Group tour or play in events regulated by audience and artists-Significance o Music carries meanings that may be interpreted in different ways by different people in different countries o African music is created to exploit many axes of signification: texts, gestures, drum language, insider knowledge (subcultures) o Meanings often lost outside the original context o Emic and etic viewpoint derived from phonemic and phonetic from linguistics-The Silk Road-Persian Santur o Zither-North Indian Santoor o Pandit, Mustad master o Chinese Yangqin...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Blah during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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