playing aborigine (2): open and closed participatory practices

one way that we might productively understand disputes over ethnic chinese either feeling entitled to participate in or appropriate taiwanese indigenous dance is to consider an issue that seems to Continue Reading →

performed but not spoken (4): empty syllables?

toward another model presentational performance, however, is not the only field of musical performance. As described by Turino, there are at least four different fields of musical practice, the performance Continue Reading →

tradition and (post)colonial circulation

now that the kiloma’an season is over, i’m finishing the paper on malikoda and (post)colonial circulation. much of the text you will recognize from previous posts, but feel free to Continue Reading →

holding the hand of the other

i’m working these days on a paper for IASPM’s inter-asia music conference. the next few postings will be drafts, ideas, and other work toward the paper. please comment! —— the Continue Reading →