Music transcriptions of recordings made in 1911 in Burma

Kurt Reinhard. 1939. Die Musik Birmas. Würzburg: Konrad Triltsch. Download the musical transcriptions by Kurt Reinhard of music recordings by Lucian and Christine Schermann from 1911 Burma. This is an excerpt of his dissertation on music in Burma that is based on the Schermann collection of phonograms as well…

Seminar on Performing Arts in Southeast Asia, By Francesca Billeri, Lorenzo Chiarofonte

“Changes in Action: New Technologies, Media and Transformations in Contemporary Southeast Asian Performing Arts” 15th May 2017 SOAS Room G52 Francesca Billeri, Lorenzo Chiarofonte This seminar comes from the idea of exploring the ongoing processes of modernisation of Southeast Asian oral traditions: recent diffusion of technological and mass-media is affecting traditional…

Lorenzo Chiarofonte on “Music for the Amay Gyan Nat”

We would like to announce a talk by Lorenzo Chiarofonte, Ethnomusicologist and currently enrolled as PhD student at SOAS Music for the Amay Gyan Nat (Spirit): Song, Dance and Gender in Burmese Nat Pwe Ceremonies International Gender Studies Centre, Oxford University Thursday 9th of February, 2pm to 3.30pm in the…

Kit Young: Conference on the Mahagita

Conférence du CASE KIT YOUNG Pianist-Improviser-Composer-Scholar Singing and Playing The Royal Classical Canon of Burmese Music: The Mahagita 6 January 2017 10h-12h – EHESS– 198 avenue de France, 75013 Paris – salle 638 The Mahagita, a compendium of song texts from the Burmese royal court starts with a genre…

Exhibition: Unfaded Splendor – Contemporary Development and Multiple Representations of Myanmar/ Burmese Classical Music

Unfaded Splendor | Contemporary Development and Multiple Representations of Myanmar/ Burmese Classical Music Organizer: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica Curator: Tasaw Hsin-Chun Lu Exhibition Duration: Sep 16, 2015 –Nov 30, 2016 Unfaded Splendour is a groundbreaking exhibition on classical music in Myanmar by Tasaw Lu who tells the inherently transnational story…

Voice of Burmese Poetry: ko ko thett

The Voice of Burmese Poetry: ko ko thett Monday, October 17, 2016 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm Postle Hall 1184 (305 W 12th Ave) The Department of East Languages and Literatures and EASC will host a public talk and performance by ko ko thett, an internationally known poet from Myanmar…

Panel on Music at the Burma Studies Conference

Music’s Cymbals and Symbols  Panel at the Burma Studies Conference 2016 in DeKalb, Illinois. Friday 7th of October | 12:45 – 02:40 p.m | NIU DeKalb, Holmes Student Centre, Room: Capital North, more information here. Find the abstracts in the conference’s book of abstracts. Gavin Douglas Buddhist Soundscapes: Dhamma Instruments…

Article on Copy-Pop-Music by SAM STUBBLEFIELD

A Song By Any Other Name in The Irrawaddy  “Copy thachin songs are musical covers, but the Burmese language lyrics are new creations and may carry a totally different meaning to the original lyrics.  The act of “localizing” and bringing new significance to foreign musical compositions with Burmese language…

German Punk Band #Die Toten Hosen in Myanmar

Event: Musical Voices from Myanmar

Friday, October 3, 2014 – 7:30pm University of Washington | School of Music | Brechemin Auditorium UW Ethnomusicology presents Musical Voices from Myanmar, an evening of scholarship and performance focused on the music of Burma. Guests include lecturer Gavin Douglas, faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro; pianist Kit Young; and…