KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS
RESEARCH CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC
邦楽 HŌGAKU @ KYOTO GEIDAI 京都芸大
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: firstname.lastname@example.org