the world of music - new series

the world of music - new series

an international scholarly journal dedicated to current theoretical perspectives on and research in

the world of music (new series) is an international scholarly journal dedicated to reporting and reflecting current theoretical perspectives on and research in the field of the world's music and dance. While every issue is designed to focus on a specific topic, the world of music (new series) does not confine its attention to any single region or methodological approach. We publish original, and s

Vol. 12 No. 1 (2023): Music Making and Music Research in the Asia-Pacific Region in Times of COVID-19 | the world of music (new series) 06/07/2023

We're live! the world of music (new series) has a new website. Our first open access issue is issue 12:1 on Music Making and Music Research in the Asia-Pacific Region in Times of COVID-19, guest-edited by Sebastian Hachmeyer and Celia Fritze Nabjinsky and fully available online now.

Vol. 12 No. 1 (2023): Music Making and Music Research in the Asia-Pacific Region in Times of COVID-19 | the world of music (new series) Muhammad As‘ad, Dadi Darmadi, Anne K. Rasmussen Islamic Music and Qur’anic Arts in the Time of the Corona Pandemic: Collaborative Research and Virtual Ethnography “in” Indonesia PDF HTML

28/06/2023

Sneak peek! For the past year, we've been working hard behind the scenes to make this happen: the world of music (new series) is now a Diamond open-access journal, fully available online. Our next issue will be online very soon.

16/06/2022

Coming soon: the world of music (new series) 11(2022):2 on New Contours in Kurdish Music Research, guest-edited by George Mürer & Argun Çakır. With contributions by George Mürer and Argun Çakır, Zeyneb Yaş, Jon E. Bullock, Sara Islán Fernández, and Martin Greve. For more information and abstracts, please visit http://www.journaltheworldofmusic.com/2022-2/.

24/03/2022

Coming soon: the world of music (new series) 11(2022):1 on Korean Music on Global Stages, guest-edited by Jan Creutzenberg and Anna Yates-Lu and featuring contributions from Hee-sun Kim, Sang-Yeon Sung, Ju-Yong Ha, Cholong Sung, Jan Creutzenberg, and Anna Yates-Lu.

15/02/2022

The current issue of the world of music (new series) is about Audibilities of Colonialism and Extractivism. In January 2022, Ana María Ochoa Gautier joined guest editor Emily Hansell Clark and insideWOM editor Juan Montoya Alzate for a conversation about the main themes of this WoM issue. Watch the full video interview here:
http://www.journaltheworldofmusic.com/insidewom-interview-extractivism/

24/12/2021

the world of music (new series) 10:2 (2021) on Audibilities of Colonialism and Extractivism, guest-edited by Emily Hansell Clark, has been published. insideWoM editor Juan David Montoya Alzate spoke with Emily: about slow thinking, doing research in pandemic times, the audibilities of colonialism, and this issue. http://www.journaltheworldofmusic.com/1850-2/

insideWoM: A White Curator’s Burden | the world of music (new series) 28/05/2021

the world of music (new series) 10 (2021):1 on "Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials" (guest-edited by Rasika Ajotikar) will be out soon. In our insideWoM section, Barbara Titus shares five digitized wax cylinder recordings from the Jaap Kunst collection along with a number of thoughts about White curatorship of colonial sound collections. Like this entire issue of the world of music (new series), Titus’ ruminations address the important debate around systemic racism that has recently begun to rattle the field of music studies and hopefully continues to do so until a number of things have changed for the better.

insideWoM: A White Curator’s Burden | the world of music (new series) insideWoM: A White Curator’s Burden by the world of music | May 28, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments the world of music (new series) 10 (2021):1 on Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials (guest-edited by Rasika Ajotikar) will be out soon. In our insideWoM section, Barbara Titus sh...

20/05/2021

Coming soon: WoM 10 (2021): 1 on Postcolonial Sound Archives: Challenges and Potentials. Guest-edited by Rasika Ajotikar. More information soon.

Rachel Beckles Willson wins Frances Densmore prize | the world of music (new series) 26/04/2021

Congratulations to Rachel Beckles Willson for winning the Frances Densmore prize! http://www.journaltheworldofmusic.com/2021/04/26/1704/

Rachel Beckles Willson wins Frances Densmore prize | the world of music (new series) Rachel Beckles Willson wins Frances Densmore prize by the world of music | Apr 26, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments Rachel Beckles Willson wins the Frances Densmore Prize Rachel Beckles Willson has won the Frances Densmore Prize for her article “Orientation through Instruments: The ʿūd, the Pal...

22/12/2020

the world of music (new series) vol. 9 (2020) will be out in mid-January. insideWoM editor Cornelia Gruber spoke with guest editors Kendra Stepputat and Elina Seye: about choreomusicology, how they got interested in it in the first place, personal music-dance encounters, and this double issue. Here's the interview: http://www.journaltheworldofmusic.com/1573-2/

Out soon: Issue 9 (2020):1–2 on Choreomusicology | the world of music (new series) 10/11/2020

Available soon: Issue 9 (2020) on Choreomusicology, guest-edited by Elina Seye and Kendra Stepputat.

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insideWoM podcast: Brass Bands in the Pacific | the world of music (new series) 27/12/2019

insideWoM podcast #1 on Brass Bands in the Pacific is online now.

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Interview with Dan Bendrups (guest editor): Brass Bands in the Pacific | the world of music (new series) 17/12/2019

"(T)he brass band is just one of a series of musical forces that were swept up in the imperial designs of nineteenth-century Europe and projected to the world. While this had certain colonial overtones, it’s striking to note the extent to which brass band ensembles and instruments have been adapted to suit local needs and preferences across cultures, including in the Pacific."

Giving a preview of the themed issue “Brass Bands in the Pacific” (WoM 8 (2019) 2, December 2019), guest editor Dan Bendrups spoke with insideWoM editors Juan David Montoya Alzate and Charissa Granger about brass bands as a globalized form of music performance, (neo-)colonialism and marginalization.

Interview with Dan Bendrups (guest editor): Brass Bands in the Pacific | the world of music (new series) Interview with Dan Bendrups (guest editor): Brass Bands in the Pacific by the world of music | Dec 17, 2019 | insideWOM | 0 comments This post builds on the themed issue Brass Bands in the Pacific, the world of music (new series) 8:2 (2019). Interview with Dan Bendrups (guest editor): Brass Bands in...

2019-2 | the world of music (new series) 11/11/2019

Articles in the upcoming issue of the world of music (new series):

Introduction: Brass Bands in the Pacific
Dan Bendrups

“We are like someone completely dead and lack a father, Your Excellency:” Bandsmen Sucking Up and Blowing Out in German Samoa
Richard Moyle

Exploring Samoan Brass Bands: Notes on their Development and Performance Practices after Independence
Sala Seutatia Telesia Mata‘utia Pene Solomona & Dan Bendrups

Tongan Brass Bands: An Expanding Tradition
Adrienne Kaeppler

A Brief History of Brass Bands in Palau
Birgit Abels

Brass Band Music in the Cook Islands: A Biographical Account
Dan Bendrups & Stephen Cuttriss

For more information including abstracts, see http://www.journaltheworldofmusic.com/1437-2/

2019-2 | the world of music (new series) Brass Bands in the Pacific the world of music (new series) volume 8, issue 2 (2019) Guest Editor: Dan Bendrups   .:: Table of Content Introduction: Brass Bands in the PacificDan Bendrups “We are like someone completely dead and lack a father, Your Excellency:” Bandsmen Sucking Up and Blowing Ou...

07/11/2019

the world of music (new series) 8 (2019) 2 will include the following book reviews:

Christopher Moore and Philip Purvis (eds.), Music & Camp. (2018)
Reviewed by Cornelia Gruber

Milosz Miszczynski and Adriana Helbig (eds.), Hip Hop at Europe’s Edge: Music, Agency, and Social Change. (2017)
Reviewed by Charissa Granger

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco and Susana Moreno. Music in Portugal and Spain. Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. (2018)
Reviewed by Judith Cohen

Rachel Mundy, Animal Musicalities. Birds, Beasts, and Evolutionary Listening. (2018)
Reviewed by Patricia Jäggi

Holmes, L. M. The Mystery of Music: An Exploration Centered on the Lives of Thirty Ancient Musicians. (2018)
Reviewed by David G. Hebert

05/11/2019

Coming soon: the world of music vol. 8 (2019) 2 on Brass Bands in the Pacific, guest edited by Dan Bendrups.

20/05/2019

the world of music (new series) 8 (2019) 1 will be available soon. This issue will include the following reviews:

Book reviews:

Robert B. Winans (ed.), Banjo Roots and Branches. (2018)

Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Chinatown Opera Theater in North America. (2017)

Robert Lachmann and Ruth Davis (eds.), The “Oriental Music” Broadcasts 1936–1937—A Musical Ethnography of Mandatory Palestine. (2013)

Andrew Martin, Ray Funk, and Jeannine Remy, Steelpan in Education: A History of the Northern Illinois University Steelband. (2017)

Frederick Lau and Christine R. Yano (eds.), Making Waves: Traveling Musics in Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific. (2018)

Jonathan Dueck, Congregational Music, Conflict and Community. (2017)

Andrew N. Weintraub and Bart Barendregt (eds.), Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities. (2017)

Lori Burns and Steven Lacasse (eds.), The Pop Palimpsest: Intertextuality in Recorded Popular Music. (2018)

Frank Gunderson, The Legacy of Tanzanian Musicians Muhidin Gurumo and Hassan Bitchuka. Rhumba Kiserebuka! (2018)

Gerhard Kubik, Jazz Transatlantic, Volume I: The African Undercurrent in Twentieth-Century Jazz
Culture; Jazz Transatlantic, Volume II: Jazz Derivatives and Developments in Twentieth-Century Africa. (2017)

Recording Reviews:

The Groove is not Trivial. Verite Productions. Directed by Tommie Dell Smith. (2016)

Teruhisa Fukuda. Japan: Musical Offering of a Shakuhachi Master. Produced by the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève. (2018)

Gochag Askarov and Pierre De Trégomain. Mugham Souls.FelmayRecords. (2017)

Laos: Musique des Khmou. Recorded by Véronique de Lavenère. Produced by the Musée
d’ethnographie de Genève. (2017)

14/05/2019

Our new website is live again. Thank you for your patience!

Dwelling in Musical Movement: Interview with Barbara Titus | the world of music (new series) 10/05/2019

“It is tempting to describe dwelling as something harmonious between an individual and its surroundings. Finding resonance. Finding one’s place. But there is another side (or multiple other sides) to it: making your place somewhere is not necessarily beneficiary for your environment. Where is the distinction between living with others (including other animals, trees, our environment) in harmony or symbiosis on the one hand, and living with them in peace because you have mastered them on the other hand? I think it is easy to romanticize dwelling as something good and nice for everyone. But dwelling can be extremely destructive, it can be occupational, it can be appropriative, and in very subtle (apparently non-aggressive) ways, through paternalism or detached moralism. Music has an ambivalence in it that—in my ears and eyes—is very similar to the ambivalence of dwelling: it can bring people together and drive them apart; it can sooth and torture living beings. I’m interested in the moments where the unifying and securing dimensions overlap with the divisive and totalitarian dimensions.”

Giving a preview of the themed issue “Dwelling in Musical Movement: Making a Home in and through Music” (WoM 8 (2019) 1, June 2019), guest editor Barbara Titus spoke with insideWoM editor Rasika Ajotikar about the dynamics of dwelling in and through music and her search for conceptual tools that can help us articulate how music and sound re/organize space.

Dwelling in Musical Movement: Interview with Barbara Titus | the world of music (new series) Dwelling in Musical Movement: Interview with Barbara Titus by the world of music | May 10, 2019 | insideWOM This post builds on the themed issue Dwelling in Musical Movement: Making a Home in and through Music, the world of music (new series) 8:11 (2019). Dwelling in Musical Movement: An interview w...

26/04/2019

Coming soon: the world of music (new series) 8:1 (2019) on Dwelling in Musical Movement: Making a Home in and through Music. Guest edited by Barbara Titus.

In this issue:

Barbara Titus
Introduction: Dwelling in Musical Movement

Rachel Beckles Willson
Orientation through Instruments: The oud, the Palestinian Home, and Kamīlyā Jubrān

Birgit Abels
A Poetics of Dwelling with Music and Dance: Le hip hop as Homing Practice

Anna Lisa Ramella
States of Play/ing: Sonic Dwellings on a Music Tour

Thibault Fontanari
Making Pathways while Walking and Singing in Shimshal Valley, Pakistan

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