Making sense of it all.
Steven Feld Sound and Sentiment: Birds,
Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression
An ethnographic study of sound as a cultural
system, that is, a system of symbols among
Kaluli people o
The trouble with dates
Eric Hobsbawm The Age of Extremes:
the short twentieth century, 1914 - 1991
Why those years?
1931: 1936: 1939: 1941:
No, it doesnt mean the study of ethnic music
! Ethnography + Musicology
! writing about people
! Social Anthropology
! Musicking: making, receiving, talking about,
behaving with music.
! How music means what meanings, in the broades
Week 4. Nationalism
the feeling of belonging to a group united
by common racial, linguistic and historical
ties . . . and a corresponding ideology
which exalts the nation state as the ideal
form of political organization with an
overriding claim on the l
History Lecture 2
The Austro-Germanic tradition.
Anton Bruckner 1824 - 1896
Wagnerian heritage (140)
Size of orchestra
Vernacular music scherzi
Gustav Mahler 1860 - 1911
Late 19th century contexts (fin
What makes French music sound
Is it just because they say it is?
Nuages (from Nocturnes 1899)
in Russia with Mme von Meck
Compare in terms of . .
Direction / momentum
After the war is over . . .
(It was supposed to all be over by
Expressionism in the extreme
all images from http:/culturedarm.com/pierrot/
Anton Webern 1883 - 1945
Greeces greatest living
In 1967, a right-wing
dictatorship took power in a
putsch. Theodorakis was
jailed, then banished, then
later interned in a
Because of international
outrage by composers,
Pitch, Rhythm, Notation
Who in a rainbow can draw the line where
the violet tint ends and the orange tint
begins? Distinctly we see the difference of
the colors, but where exactly does the one
first blendingly enter into the other?
Zithers ( berimbau n!iau)
lutes ( pipa hurdy-gurdy)
(Harp-lutes kora, kora and balofon)
Other aspects to organology
spiritual and symbolic associations
Identity I pick up my dombra to remember my
homeland: a Kazakh is not a Kazak