The Asian Music Research Cluster advances the School’s long history of research in this region by bringing together individual and collaborative projects from staff and postgraduate researchers.
The cluster has particular strengths in traditional and contemporary musics in Indonesia, India, Iran and Thailand, as represented in a series of recent publications. These reveal a range of research approaches ranging from ethnography to textual analysis to political economy and practice-led research.
At the same time the interests of the research cluster also go beyond the limitations of ‘area studies’ in the region to see Asia as an interconnected defined region with common issues and agendas. These include historical commons, cultural nationalisms, mobility and diasporas, local modernities, globalising forces and challenges to sustainability.
Dr John Garzoli
Dr James Mitchell
Dr Ahmad Sarmast
Dr Aline Scott-Maxwell
This cluster aligns with a newly formed Asian Performance Research Cluster supported by the Monash Asia Institute.
Monash–Leeds Music Research Partnership
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Musical Biography Research Network Convened by Paul Watt (Monash University) and Christopher Wiley (University of … Continue reading Musical Biography
Music in Australian Society
Music in Australian Society is a multi-faceted Research Group that intersects with the Jewish Music Research Group and with elements of the School’s Performance and Composition streams.
Music in Britain: Reclaiming Forgotten Repertory
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20th and 21st century Romanian Musical Culture
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