Sociological Approaches to Western Music in Japan

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: Booth 57
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English

This session features research into historical and contemporary aspects of western music in Japan, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Presenters include musicologists, sociologists and experienced performers, who address what is "Japanese" about the phenomenon of western music in Japan, as well as how Japan has made unique contributions to global practices in this field. Research in this session will be based on case studies of notable ensembles and individual musicians, as well as more holistic examination of institutions and social practices that illustrate how aspects of Japanese and European traditions have fused through creative agency.
Session Organizer:
David G. HEBERT, Bergen University College, Norway
David G. HEBERT, Bergen University College, Norway
Musicology in Post-War Japan: German Influence and Social Context (Oral Presentation)
Naomi MIYAMOTO, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

“Japanese” Approaches to the Music of Frédéric Chopin (Oral Presentation)
Yasuko SHIBATA, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

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