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What I Want To Write This Year

Music. (Pic: Vector Stock)

Disclaimer: This is a ‘curhat’ writing.

After publishing my first book PIAS: Kumpulan Tulisan Seni dan Budaya in 2017, I was keen to write and publish at least two book titles this year. 1,101 more words


Rashel Pakbaz on Listening to Church Music in Northern Iraq

In November 2018, I went to Iraq to record chants of the Assyrian Church of the East. The church is a Syriac rite and was established towards the end of the fifth century CE in Mesopotamia. 918 more words

Music History

The Voices That Have Gone: Blues Ghosts

The only known photograph of Delta bluesman Charley Patton.

Hari Kunzru based his portrait of mid-twentieth-century collectors of early blues recordings on a loosely-knit real-life group of blues enthusiasts — made up almost entirely white men — who called themselves the “Blues Mafia.” The character of Chester Bly in particular was inspired by the legendary record collector James McKune, described by John Jeremiah Sullivan as: … 837 more words


New Musicology: A Rebuttal Against Kerman

American critic and musicologist Joseph Kerman (1924-2014) was an influential writer and professor at both University of California, Berkley and, later, Oxford University. His writing, which most famously included the 1985 text… 444 more words


Xmas Carols in Azuqueca de Henares

I went to listen to a selection of groups perform Christmas carols in a church in Azuqueca de Henares, Guadalajara. I knew Casa Asturias´s choir was singing there, but I was also surprised to see and hear ensembles representing the local Christmas carols in various regions of Spain: Extremadura and Andalusia, as well as Guadalajara. 138 more words


Human Music

 The other classical giant that we met on the trip was Ludvig Van Beethoven. I really warmed to Beethoven as we found out more about his life on this trip because I knew next to nothing about him before. 5,789 more words


Asanti H., Thailand - Interdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat Univ. (Music BA-Ethnomusicology)

I was looking for humidity, mosquitoes, and spicy food. Little did I know that I would find elephants instead.


1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? 1,442 more words