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Transcultural Music History: New Voices

March 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Wadham Professorial Fellow and Heather Professor of Music at the University of Oxford Eric Clarke will be moderating the discussion between Profs Reinhard Strohm, Keith Howard (SOAS), Anna Maria Busse Berger (University of California Davis) and Daniela Alejandra Fugellie (University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile).

To register, please use the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctf-usrz4rHNMMI2nZspNazci0u6utVvM1. In case of questions, please write to the host at Wadham College:  salome.parker@wadham.ox.ac.uk.

About the book

Transcultural History of Music engages with musical events, processes and discourses that happened because the world is not compartmentalised in national cultures. The musical experiences reported in these stories, distributed over several continents and centuries, were guided by a ′transcultural consciousness′.

The new voices heard in this book belong to historiographers of African music, to practitioners of military music, to proponents of Bach′s music in other continents, and to the creators and users of sound media, who could act as they did because they were conscious of a globalised cultural environment. They participated in wider options but often insisted on their own diversity.

A ′global history of music′ (to quote the Balzan Musicology Project from which this volume originates) would be the sum total of musical histories, large and small, around the world.

Nineteen specialists of music history, ethnomusicology and cultural studies describe a surprising patchwork of local expertise and global significance. The people who have contributed to this patchwork are innumerable.


March 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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