Studies in Ethnomusicology 2

Subject MUSI90026 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week over one semester.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: To enrol in this subject, students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.

Coordinator

Prof Catherine Falk

Contact

VCA and Music Student Centre
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tel: +61 3 9685 9322
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au/contact_us.html

School of Music - Parkville
Conservatorium Building

Tel: +61 3 8344 5256
Fax: +61 3 8344 5346
Email via: http://music-unimelb.custhelp.com
Web: www.music.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

A detailed examination of an aspect of the study of music as culture.

Available subject areas:

Semester 1, 2010:

Music Cultures of Asia (Co-ordinator: Professor Catherine Falk)

A study of selected styles of vocal and instrumental music from the Asian region.

Semester 2, 2010:

Latin American Music and Culture (Co-ordinator: Dr Melanie Plesch)

This subject explores the musical traditions of Spanish-speaking Latin America, focusing on the intersections of music, culture and language. A number of selected musical traditions will be examined including expressions from the Caribbean, Andean and River Plate regions such as Cuban son, Angentine tango, protest song and art music, among others. These repertoires will be approached from a twofold perspective, concentrating on the different musical genres and their original cultural contexts, as well as critically examining their representations in mainstream Western culture through an analysis of the presence of Latin American music in media.

Rainforest Societies and their Music (Co-ordinator: Professor Catherine Falk)

Students in this subject will gain understanding of how groups of people organise themselves and their sonic communications in a specific acoustic environment. This subject is based on the seminal musical ethnographies of Colin Turnbull (on the Mbuti of central Africa); Anthony Seeger (on the Suy¬° of Amazonian Brazil); Marina Roseman (on the Temiar of Malaysia); and Steven Feld (on the Kaluli of central highland New Guinea).

Objectives:

On completion of this subject students will have developed:

  • A critical knowledge of literature and audio-visual recordings;
  • An ability to pursue knowledge independently;
  • A vocabulary and listening skills appropriate to the music cultures studied.
Assessment: A journal, recording summaries of assigned readings and tasks (50%); an essay of 2,500 words (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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