Workshop: Japanese Music in Kyoto August 2016 

KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS

RESEARCH CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC

PENDULUM II

邦楽 HŌGAKU @ KYOTO GEIDAI 京都芸

AN INTENSIVE THREE-DAY COURSE IN JAPANESE MUSIC

AUGUST 16-18, 2016

Following a successful inaugural course last year, PENDULUM II is now being planned for August 2016.

This short intensive course introduces many of the genres of traditional Japanese music that have been transmitted to the present and are still actively performed. We discuss the varied ways of experiencing musical modernity in the context of the overwhelming dominance of western music in Japan. The course provides an accessible overview of Japanese music culture for non-Japanese participants, including performers, composers and musicologists. It is also open to Japanese participants who are interested in an international perspective on Japanese music.

The genres to be covered include gagaku, shōmyō, and shakuhachi and koto music. The narrative genres of heike and jōruri and their place in the nō, bunraku and kabuki theatres are introduced. Participants have hand-on encounter with some genres during learning sessions.

Location:        Kyoto City University of Arts

Schedule:      Morning session 10:00-13:00   Afternoon session 14:00-17:00

Cost:                 5,000 yen

Lecturer and convenor: Alison Tokita, Director, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, with guest lecturers to be confirmed

HOW TO APPLY

Registrations to be received by Monday August 1, 2016 by email.

Payment will be made in cash on the first day of the course, between 9:00 and 10:00.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide accommodation assistance.

Enquiries can be made by emailing course convenor, Alison Tokita: tokita@kcua.ac.jp

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