Presence through sound: Place and contemporary music in and from East Asia DAY ONE

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Room 1156

Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

“Place” holds an ongoing significance in many contexts related to East Asian music: from the maintenance of East Asian musical traditions and the recent involvement of East Asian countries in national and international systems of intangible cultural heritage, to the global interest in popular music of the region and the growing profiles of star East Asian performers in many genres.

This two-day symposium brings together experts from Australia, China, Japan, Korea and the UK to explore new ways of understanding how place and music are currently conceptualized, interconnected, expressed, refused and reinterpreted in music from or related to East Asia, and to enable clearer articulation of East Asia’s recent cultural and social transformations as seen from a diverse range of musical perspectives.

The symposium is complemented by a free concert on the evening of Tuesday 29 March that features performances of Chinese, Japanese and Korean-related music given by symposium presenters and SCM staff and graduate students.

Image credit: Young Kam (in Chinese, Dong 侗) big song singers recording their singing in a Kam minority village in Sheeam (Sanlong),  Guizhou Province, China (photo by Catherine Ingram).

Free with registration – please register here.

Registration is for both days. If you are only able to attend one of the two days, please email once you have registered.

More information: SCM Research Unit

Dr Catherine Ingram (SCM) and Professor Keith Howard (SOAS, UK). This event is organised and hosted by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM), University of Sydney, with support from the Royal Society (UK), the China Studies Centre (Uni Syd), the Korean Cultural Centre (Sydney), The Japan Foundation (Sydney), the Tianda Music Fund and the SCM Research Centre for Music Diversity.