[KS] A musical query and a notice: NB Keith Howard's inaugural is postponed
Afostercarter at aol.com
Afostercarter at aol.com
Tue Apr 15 07:42:43 EDT 2008
Further to Michael Duffy's query and notice, which
I had forwarded to BAKS and London Korean Links,
I've just heard from Keith Howard. (Apparently SOAS's
server and this List don't get along, which seems a pity.)
Anyway, Keith's inaugural lecture on April 21 is cancelled.
As for shaman music, he advises as follows:
Shaman music recordings:
• Check out my 'Korean Music: A Listening Guide' for recordings issued by
Samsung/Nices (some now reissued under a couple of boutique labels; some of the
old ones are still available), and Seoul Records (all still available). To
find the book, start from: _http://www.ncktpa.go.kr/eng.htm_
(http://www.ncktpa.go.kr/eng.htm) , and go to publications.
• The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts produced a
large number of CDs of shaman rituals between 1998 and 2004. They were
distributed to libraries and archives around the world, and should have been catalogued
• The best CD shop for those of you in Seoul is on the ground floor of the
museum building of the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts.
Aidan FC (go-between)
pp Keith Howard
AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER _afostercarter at aol.com_
(mailto:afostercarter at aol.com) _www.aidanfc.net_ (http://www.aidanfc.net/)
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds
In a message dated 15/04/2008 11:32:51 GMT Standard Time,
_mgduffy45 at hotmail.com_ (mailto:mgduffy45 at hotmail.com) writes:
First, the query: can anyone tell me where I might find (in Korea) field
recordings of shamanist music?
And the notice: members in the UK may be interested in attending this
lecture by Prof. Keith Howard.
Live Music Versus Audio Tourism: Sustaining the Identity of World Musics
Against Cultural Homogeneity
Professor Keith Howard
Date: 21 April 2008Time: 5:30 PM
Finishes: 21 April 2008Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture
Series: SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series
Chair: Professor Jonathan Stock, University of Sheffield
Professor Paul Webley, Director and Principal of SOAS, will preside.
In his inaugural lecture Professor Keith Howard will discuss the
implications of the oral qualities of musical communication
The academic discipline of ethnomusicology gives central importance to
fieldwork, to documentation and – increasingly – to learning from expert teachers
how to perform. Ethnomusicologists promote, through rarely profitable
recordings, books and concerts, their take on the social and cultural
distinctiveness of specific world musics. Joining them, UNESCO, in its Intangible Cultural
Convention and ‘Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Mankind’
, and along with member states from Korea to Japan and Yakutia to
Uzbekistan, now seeks both to preserve ‘traditional’ musics and to promote them. Music
is now marketed along with World Heritage Sites for domestic and
international tourism. Music has become an icon of identity.
In contrast, the established music industry, entangled with issues of
politics and control, promotes World Music. Critics argue that World Music promotes
a new aesthetic form of the global imagination by packaging products in a
homogeneous, flashy, but shallow way in order to generate profits. Audiences
listen, in their own homes, in concert halls or at festivals, posing as audio
tourists who no longer need to travel.
Worldwide, musicians make choices as they move between local and global
systems, as they travel the world to perform, reinforcing soundworlds from the
local or capitulating to the global. What, then, are the potential futures for
World Music and the academic discipline of ethnomusicology?
The event will be followed by a reception.
Contact email: _mo2 at soas.ac.uk_ (mailto:mo2 at soas.ac.uk)
Contact Tel: 0207 898 4075
Organised by: Department of Music
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Professor of Music, SOAS
Director, Research Centre for Music & Dance Performance
Tel: 02078984687 (O); 07815812144
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