MUSIC & METAMORPHOSIS

29th – 31st August 2018

At last year’s symposium we explored the myths and realities that lie at the heart of musical cultures all over the world. This year, we expand on this discussion through an examination of the myriad of ways in which musical styles and meanings morph over time.

Musical traditions are constantly being reimagined and transformed as each generation adapts them to suit their own cultural values and needs. Some musical languages have been lost in transition—their original sonic properties and aesthetic impetus obscured by wave upon wave of adaptations. At the same time, musical reinterpretations and reinventions have given rise to new musics with novel semantics.

Musical metamorphoses include both evolutions and devolutions: while the blind reproduction of musical ideas has given us pale and tedious clichés that fail to inspire, informed and creative transformations have, in many cases, helped to preserve the life force of a certain branch of the musical tree.

Participants

Keynote
Dieter Mack
Enrico Bertelli
Hannah Durham
Kenneth Hamilton
Monika Hennemann
Narongrit Dhamabutra
Neal Peres da Costa

Performance
Ensemble TIMF, Korea

Presenters
Achcharaphan Kloemwilai
Alberto Firrincieli
Anothai Nitibhon
Benjamart Maiket
Care Mettichawalit
Chanyapong Thongsawang
Christ Billy Aryanto
Elissa Miller-Kay
Francis Nuntasukon
Hayne KimAchcharaphan Kloemwilai
Alberto Firrincieli
Anothai Nitibhon
Benjamart Maiket
Care Mettichawalit
Chanyapong Thongsawang
Christ Billy Aryanto
Elissa Miller-Kay
Francis Nuntasukon
Hayne Kim
Ingolv Haaland
John T. Giordano
Jonathan Day
Kanit Promnil
Kittiphan Janbuala
Lamtharn Hantrakul
Mario Stefano Tonda
Munhum Park
Na-Young Choi
Napat Fahkrajang
Narongrit Dhamabutra
Natsarun Tissadikun
Nattapon Fuangaugsorn
Pavarit Chuprasert
Phattrachattra Thongma
Pruch Sawetratanastien
Rachel Ong
Ramasoon Sitalayan
Sallynee Amawat
Sarupong Sutprasert
Suppabhorn Suwanpakdee
Suvida Neramit-aram
Tanyawat Dilokkunanant
Tawanrat Mewongukote
Weny Savitry S. Pandia
Woo-ah Min
Yanini Pongpakatien
Yupin Pokthitiyuk
Ingolv Haaland
John T. Giordano
Jonathan Day
Kanit Promnil
Kittiphan Janbuala
Lamtharn Hantrakul
Mario Stefano Tonda
Munhum Park
Na-Young Choi
Napat Fahkrajang
Narongrit Dhamabutra
Natsarun Tissadikun
Nattapon Fuangaugsorn
Pavarit Chuprasert
Phattrachattra Thongma
Pruch Sawetratanastien
Rachel Ong
Ramasoon Sitalayan
Sallynee Amawat
Sarupong Sutprasert
Suppabhorn Suwanpakdee
Suvida Neramit-aram
Tanyawat Dilokkunanant
Tawanrat Mewongukote
Weny Savitry S. Pandia
Woo-ah Min
Yanini Pongpakatien
Yupin Pokthitiyuk