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Musiké's purpose is to research, recover, document and conserve the world’s ethnomusicological heritage and to disseminate it across a wide audience by means of concerts, books, CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, periodicals and web sites dedicated to the subject. It provides a vibrant contribution to culture as a means of individual and collective development and a better appreciation of cultural diversity and tolerance among communities and peoples.
Musics, rhythms, styles, structures, rites,
pictures, films, reflections, intuitions, thoughts and visions on ethnic,
world, root, traditional and classical music are the focus of the project.
The Musiké Project is an assignment of the Spanda Foundation under the Culture-Education-Research programmes.
Spanda Foundation is a nonprofit transnational NGO for development based in The Hague, The Netherlands, with the mission to catalyze sustainable long-term systemic change in culture, education, health, economics and research for the attainment of a higher individual and collective state of consciousness and the advancement of peace, knowledge and understanding.
Spanda is an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
B O A R D O F P A T R O N S
The moral patronage of the Musiké project is entrusted by a Board of Patrons currently being drawn up and consisting in established members of society who subscribe to the ideas and practices of the Project and support it morally. Current members of the Board are:
I N T E R N A T I O N A L S C I E N T I F I C A N D C U L T U R A L
A D V I S O R Y B O A R D
ethnomusicological line of Musiké is guaranteed by a Scientific and
Cultural Advisory Board currently being drawn up, composed of influential
international exponents of the cultural and academic world. Current
members of the Panel are:
LAURENT AUBERT Director, Ateliers d’Ethnomusicologie; Curator, Dept. of Ethnomusicology, Musée d’ethnographie, Geneva, Switzerland.
GREGORY BARZ Associate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Antrhropology, and Religion, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA.
KUDSI ERGÜNER Composer, musician, Paris, France.
SCHEHERAZADE HASSAN Research associate, Dept. of Music at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK; Chair, «Study group for the Music of the Arab world», ICTM.
KEITH HOWARD Director, AHRC Research Centre for Cross-Cultural Music and Dance; Professor, Dept. of Music at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK.
NAZIR A. JAIRAZBHOY Professor Emeritus, Ethnomusicology Department, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
KAORU KAKIZAKAI Musician; Lecturer at the Tokyo College of Music; President of the International Shakuhachi Kenshu-kan Chicibu School and Nerima School, Tokyo, Japan.
JAMES KIPPEN Head, Dept. of Ethnomusicology, University of Toronto, Canada.
TON KOOPMAN Conductor, musicologist, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
PETER L. MANUEL Professor of Ethnomusicology, John Jay College and The Graduate Cetnter, City University of New York, USA.
BRUNO NETTL Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology, School of Music, University of Illinois, USA.
J.H. KWABENA NKETIA Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology, University of Ghana, Accra; Professor of Music, UCLA, Los ageles, USA.
JORDI SAVALL Musician, conductor and composer, Bellaterra, Spain.
JOHN M. SCHECHTER Professor Emeritus of Music, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), USA.
TRAN QUANG HAI Dept. of Ethnomusicology, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France.
Professor of Music, Yale
University, New Haven, USA.
is not aimed solely at anthropologists, ethnomusicologists and sociologists
but also and primarily towards musicians, connoisseurs, students and music
lovers in general. This is a wide spectrum project with an accurate and
natural balance between educational values and musical enjoyment.
Musiké is structured along intercultural lines and incorporates four areas of activity, or 'movements' in musical terms: Concerts ~ Multimedia publications ~ Periodicals and Web sites.
Concert performances are held in concert halls and other appointed locations, at festivals and at related international meetings. Live video and digital recordings of the events, incorporating interviews with composers, musicians and performers are used for the production of the multimedia series. Concerts are envisaged whose proceeds will go to humanitarian and charitable organisations and research.
The theme of the first cycle of concerts will be organological. By means of a comparative methodology it will contrast the different instruments from within the same family – each with its own scales, notation, structure, repertoire, spatial and temporal conceptions, aesthetics, peculiarities and symbology – and, by the same token, will disclose, bring to light and portray the cultures lying behind their individual expression. A comparison of instruments but also a collation of different cultures.
The multimedia series The Wings of Music is composed of printed works containing a DVD. The individual volumes cover authors, aspects and issues of ethic and traditional music, but are not limited to those presented in the concert events sector. The series enables a more detailed examination of the themes and an in-depth analysis of the specifics, similarities and differences between the individual musical worlds.
Musiké. International Journal of Ethnomusicological Studies
Four-monthly peer-reviewed journal [210 x150mm, pp. 160], (ISSN 1824-7199).
[1, I, 1] ~ Music & Ritual, ed. Keith Howard
Keith Howard and Yarjung Kromchai ~ Tamu with Simon Mills, Ritual, Music and Life in Tamu Shamanism
Carole Pegg, Tuning in to Place: Emergent Personhood in a Multi-sensory Khakas Shamanic Ritual
Byron Dueck, 'Suddenly a Sense of Being a Community': Aboriginal Square Dancing and the Experience of Collectivity
Diane Thram, Music and Healing: Sites of Power in the Rituals of Xhosa healers/Diviners and the Zion Church in South Africa
Mark Hobart, Damp Dreams: Some Problems with Dance in Bali
Margaret Kartomi, Aceh's Body Percussion; From Ritual Devotional to Global Niveau
Cheng Yu, China's Xi'an Guye: Ritual and Performance Contexts
Lam Ching-Wah, Recreating music and Dance in Confucian Rituals
Tony Langlois, Representations of Ritual in Moroccan Music Video
Anne Caufriez, Female Poliphony and Ritual for Cereal Growth in North Portugal
With CD ~ € 25 | £ 18 | $ 32
[2, I, 2] ~ Sounds of Identity. The Music of the Afro-Asians, ed. Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya
Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, From Sufi Shrines to the World Stage: Sidi African Indian Music, Intervention and the Quest for 'Authenticity'
Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya, Music and Memories: Oral Traditions from and Indian Ocean Island
Aisha Bilkhair Khalifa, Spirit Possession and its Practices in Dubai (UAE)
Leila Ingrams, African Connections in Yemeni Music
Gaila Sabar ~ Shlomit Kanari, Between the Local and the Global: African Musicians in Israel
Ali Jihad Racy, The Life History of the Lyre: The Tanburah of the Gulf Region
€ 25 | £ 18 | $ 32
[3, II, 1] ~ Networks & Islands. World Music & Dance Education, ed. Ninja Kors
Ninja Kors, Islands, Networks and Webs: Current Issues in Today's Debate
Huib Schippers, A Synergy of Contradictions: The Genesis of a World Music & Dance Centre
Keith Howard, Performing Ethnomusicology: Exploring How Teaching Performance Undermines the Ethnomusicologist Within University Music Training
Patrica Campbell, Ethnomusicology, Education and World Music Pedagogy: Across the Pond
Mark Slobin, The Wesleyan Way: World Music in an American Academic Structure
Michelle Boss Barba ~ Amanda Soto, Enriching or Endangering: Exploring the Positive and Negative Effects of Recontextualizing Mariachi Music for Use in K-12 Schools
Lee Higgins, Participation, the Workshop, and the Welcome
Laurien Saraber, Negotiating Dutch Dance: The Changing Landscape of Dance in The Netherlands
€ 25 | £ 18 | $ 32
[4, II, 2] ~ Analysing East Asian Music. Patterns of Rhythm and Melody, ed. Simon MIlls
Jane Alaszewska, Two Different Beats to a Single Drum: An Analysis of Old and New Stiles of Hachijô-daiko
Stephen Jones, Living Early Composition: An Apppreciationj of Chinese Shawn Melody
Eleni Kallimopoulou ~ Federico Spinetti, An Analysis of the Uyghur on Ikki Muqam: Aspects of Melody and Form in the Segha Suite
Simon Mills, Playful Patterns of Freedom: Hand Gong Performance in Korean Shaman Ritual
With DVD ~ € 25 | £ 18 | $ 32
[5/6, III, 1] ~ Sacred Singing and Musical Sprituality, eds. Ian Russell and Frances Wilkins
Fiorella Montero Diaz, Danza de Tjeras through Modernity and Migration.
Nicholas Ng, ‘I love the starry sky at night-time’: Singing and Signing in the Buddha’s Light International Association, Sydney.
Richard Widdess, Dapa: Dancing Gods, Virtual Pilgrimage and Sacred Singing in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Davide Torri, Shamanic Traditions and Music Among the Yolmos of Nepal.
Simone Tarsitani, Melodic Analysis of the Performance of Islamic Hymns in Harar, Ethiopia.
Emmanula Kavvadia, Aspects of Stylistic and Musical Diversity in Religious Music in two Jewish Communities in Greece.
Marin Marian-Balasa, The Musical Experience of the Sacred and the Concept of Hierophony.
Mary Low, Singing Prayers in Secret: The Gaelic Hymn Rann Roimh Urnaigh (rune before prayer) and its Introductory Note.
Ian Russell, Between the Sacred and the Secular: Vernacular Performance in a North-East Scottish Coastal Community.
Frances Wilkins, Percenter-led Praise in Northern Scottish Congregations.
Sara M. Ross, How Does one Sing to a God who isn’t the Lord? Sacred Singing in American-Jewish Feminism.
€ 25 | £ 18 | $ 32
The journal is distributed worldwide through libraries, bookshops, specialist music shops, and by subsciption to individual and academic institutions, ethnomusicological and anthropological archives, or can be from us.
The on-line version (ISSN 1824-7180) will be available soon at the Musiké web site, together with all data in the series subject to amendment (biographies, bibliographies, discographies, etc.) regularly updated.
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Last updated: 15.07.2014
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