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 →

performed but not spoken (2): symbolic reduction, language ideology, and ‘amis popular music

We are used to the idea that language is a form of cultural patrimony. Many arguments for endangered language preservation, in fact, begin from this premise, which defines languages as Continue Reading →

performed but not spoken (1)

as noted in the last post, this year the foundation for endangered languages annual conference focuses on music and language revitalization movements. as a student of an endangered language and Continue Reading →

o tfon itira: the moon cave (update)

i’ve been working on the sound installation piece “o tfon itira” a bit more recently, making a trip back up to makota’ay to record inside the moon cave. the piece Continue Reading →