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In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

The SEM Student Union blog is very excited to introduce In Discipline: Talks from the European Side. Initiated by Ana Maria Alarcon Jimenez, this project interviews students from various European universities. 3,071 more words


Is Improvisation an acquired or a taught skill?

I’ve recently been reading some older papers from around twenty years ago which discuss whether music improvisation is an acquired or a taught skill. Hall (1992), an ethnomusicologist, thought that improvisation couldn’t be taught and was only acquired and absorbed through culture and unconscious learning. 482 more words

Music Therapy

Bali, Indonesia

Coming back to work today I’m already a world away from Bali, which is (once you get away from the main city and the tacky resorts in the south) an almost absurdly beautiful place… frangipani and Indonesian flags (preparing for the August 17th independence day celebrations) everywhere, majestic hillsides lined with centuries-old rice terraces, and too many Hindu temples to count (each family has t…heir own). 447 more words


Java, Indonesia

 Indonesia’s a fascinating new country that I’m only just beginning to explore, and can continue to do so through gamelan (like Indonesia itself it gets more complex & interesting the more you look). 1,161 more words


The Representation of Classical Music in Historical Artefacts

The Representation of Classical Music in Historical Artefacts

I have been studying composition (MusB in Composition) at Otago University for the last three years. I have really enjoyed studying composition but I have also enjoyed being involved in the research side of everything. 225 more words


Instruments of the World

Mbira   (Zimbabwe)

-  Lemallophone:  Also known as “Thumb Piano”


Gyil  (West Africa, Ghana)





South America





Ha llegado el momento y la campaña IndieGoGo #SomosAfroDASH (#WeAreAfroDASH) se ha lanzado. Ahora bien, aquí se puede encontrar la sinopsis completa para el primer proyecto propuesto con una base de ejecución e etnomusicología de larga duración por músico e activista de la diversidad cultural, Erin “Marisol” Corine. 2,043 more words