Date(s) - 29/05/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Postgraduate Research Forum on Asia-Pacific (PRFAP)
This seminar will discuss different modes of knowledge production through an exploration of Thai musical and cultural institutions, in particular Thai musical tuning. I will discuss cultural and historical factors that have led to intellectual traditions that ‘see things differently’. I will explain some aspects of Thai music and demonstrate how Western modes of inquiry, based on Western concepts of musical understanding lead to incomplete or ‘incorrect’ understandings of Thai music. This discussion is based on many years living in Thailand as a musician and 15 months working in a research environment.
For enquiries or expressions-of-interest, please email Conveners:
Naziat Chowdhury (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Ifti Rashid (email@example.com)
Monimalika Sengupta (firstname.lastname@example.org).