IS THE VIRTUAL REAL? :
Musical Communities in the 21st Century

24th August – 30th August 2020

2020 has thrust us all into a new social reality. With the pandemic keeping us physically distanced, digital interactions have become more vital than ever before. At this year’s international conference, which will take place in our shared virtual reality, we will consider the myriad ways that technologies change the makeup and substance of our musical communities.

As with all technological upheavals, the digital revolution has brought with it a complex mix of blessings and curses. The internet connects and isolates us; it makes new collaborations possible yet pushes us into digital silos; it facilitates novel modes of listening while displacing others. The internet reshapes the ways we communicate with one another, even the ways we communicate with ourselves.

Here in Southeast Asia, our musical heritage is very much infused with a collective spirit. Through most of our history, music has been created collectively, for the good of society. Might current and emerging technologies foster a renaissance of these musical values? Or alternately, is their primary effect to enhance our focus on the self?

This year we will explore the makeup of musical communities, both historically and in our current digital age. How do musical communities coalesce? What roles does music play in creating and strengthening social ties? How have technologies destroyed and created musical communities in the past? How are they doing so today?

  • All
  • Keynotes
  • Panel Discussion
  • Paper Presentations
  • Performances
  • Plenary Speakers
  • All
  • Keynotes
  • Panel Discussion
  • Paper Presentations
  • Performances
  • Plenary Speakers

Participants

Keynotes
Associate Professor Dr. Jonathan Day
Alan Pierson
Dr. Enrico Bertelli
Dr. Jonas BAES
Dr. Scott Wilson
Dr. Yui Shikakura
Dylan Lardelli
Peter Veale
Professor Daniel K L Chua
Professor Dieter Mack
Professor Dr. Chong Kee Yong
Professor Dr. LaVerne de la Peña
Professor Joseph Hyde
Professor Stephen Emmerson
Kit Young
The Six Tones (VN/SWE) and David Hebert

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Ivan Zavada
Hear & Found by Sirasar Boonma and Pansita Sasirawuth
Max Riefer
Nattapol Rojjanarattanangkool
Pattarapong Sripanya
Piyawat Louilarpprasert
Prach Boondiskulchok

Panel Discussions
Adeline Wong
Anant Narkkong
Brett Stemple
Chen Zhangyi
Dr. Boon Hua Lien
Dr. Dneya Udtaisuk
Dr. Monika Hennemann
Dr. Nipatdh Kanchanahuta
Dr. Pawasut Piriyapongrat
Dr. Ruth Rodrigues sponsored by the Royal Musical Association’s Southeast Asia Chapter
Gabriel Lee
Htet Arkar
Jonathan Shin
Karst de Jong
Kenny Ooi Chia Fu
Khoo Hui Ling
Lin Xiangning
Muse Ye
Nicky Juanite
Nikorn Sae Tang
Noppakorn Auesirinucroch
Pamornpan Komolpamorn
Professor Bernard Lanskey
Sulwyn Lok
Thanakarn Schofield
Thanapol Setabrahmana
Thanisa Durongkaveroj
Tony Makarome
Yossral Songkiatkul

Guest Artists
Annie Mahtani
Annop Kitkason
Anupon Cheychum
Anusorn Prabnongbua
Brad Gill
Chatkul Wisutthisara
Chirstoph Wichert
Chloe Chung
Daniel Seitz
Dhorn Taksinwarajan
Ensemble Musikfabrik
Fuangfaa Rakrong
Harold Andre Cruz Santos
Henrik Frisk
Ilysia Tan
Jake Williams
Janet Sinica
Jirapahn Kaokum
Jirasiri Kangvannavakul
Jirayut Thaolipo
Jorge Garcia
Jutharat Ninlawong
Khongchai Greesuradej
Kittiphan Janbuala
Kornvit Anoontakaroon
Krittaya Lorpiyanon
Krongkwan Tassanapak
Kuwerdas Filipinas Symphonic Rondalla
Musikhochschule Lübeck
Max Riefer
Nadis Boonrod
Natthapat Kirawiroj
Nattapol Rojanarattanangkool
Netchanok Chinchakkaeo
Ngô Trà My
Nguyễn Thanh Thủy
Nichanan Valanaraya
Noprada Jirasuwankij
Norah Lorway
Panupop Jakklom
Pattarapong Sripanya
Pattarapol Sukvajeeporn
Permsuk Amporncharat
PGVIM students
Pingka Sirisujinte
Pishayatan Sungvornvetchapharn
Piyawat Louilarppasert
Phạm Công Ty
Phumirin Chantanayingyong
Phumthana Mu
Piyatida Pocharasang
Pornnatcha Koonkaew
Pradnampetch Kanoknak
Prannathorn Teerarodjanakul
Raffles Institution
Rassami Paoluengtong
Sanpetch Sibsiri
Selina Jones
Seoul National University
Simon Steen-Andersen
Siraphob Maitreesirimongkol
Stefan Östersjö
Songklod Nunthakasem
Suchunya Tanvichien
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tacet(i) Ensemble
Thanisa Durongkaveroj
Vorakit Kamolraksa
Wadtawan Ketbunthorn
Weerapong Donlakhon
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Yotsakron Ruengchaicharoen
Yutthana Amrarong

Presenters
Assistant Professor Dr. Jeremy Leong
Alegria O. Ferrer
Chamamas Kaewbuadee
Chanita Pholudom
Christ Billy Aryanto
Dr. Anothai Nitibhon
Dr.Apichai Chantanakajornfung
Dr. Chanyapong Thongsawang
Dr. Ch’ng Xin Ying
Dr. Pamornpan Komolpamorn
Dr. Marie Jocelyn U. Marfil
Dr. Suppabhorn Suwanpakdee
Faisal Rahman Pardomuan
Francis Nuntasukon
Hiroko Nagai
Kansiree Chirawattanaphan
Kalaya Phongsathorn
Kawirat Saimek
Khongchai Greesuradej
Kittiphan Janbuala
Krina Cayabyab
Krittaya Lorpiyanon
Kotaro Ishibashi
Orawan Kadenoum
Natsarun Tissadikun
Nawarat Boonnak
Nichanan Valanaraya
Pannapat Kritpet
Panus Tongkarnpanit
Pattarapol Sukvajeeporn
Patthiya Sirirojsathaporn
Pongthep Jitduangprem
Poumpak Charuprakorn
Prannathorn Teerarodjanakul
Rachel Ho
Rossakorn Phuengthongthai
Sakda Pharchumcharna
Saw Win Maw
Seok-young Kim
Siravith Kongbandalsuk
Supamongkol Kasemjitwat
Tanaporn Rajatanavin
Thanate Angsuwatanakul
Warinthorn Sisiadngam
Warudh Samansap
Waris Warindarawej
Wichita Jandan
Yanini Pongpakatien
Yotsakorn Ruengchaicharoen