Postgraduate Research Forum on Asia-Pacific (PRFAP)

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Date(s) - 29/05/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monash Asia Institute, Room H5.95, Building H


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.


John Garzoli, PhD candidate and Jazz musician and trained as a Thai musician
Place: Monash Asia Institute Seminar Room, H5.95, Caulfield Campus, Monash University
Time: May, 29, 2013, 12.30pm-1.30pm
The proposed schedule for Semester 1, 2013 will be:  March 20, April 17, May 1, 15, & 29 and June 12 & 26. The schedule will be updated in the websites of Monash Asia Institute and Arts Research Graduate School as well as PRFAP Facebook Page.

For enquiries or expressions-of-interest, please email Conveners:

Naziat Chowdhury (,

Ifti Rashid (

Monimalika Sengupta (