Contributions to Sound Futures

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  • 1001 Voices

    1001 Voices

    Origin: Brisbane, Australia

    Author: Natalie Lewandowski

    I came across this project when participating in the 5th IMC World Forum on Music in November 2013. The YouTube channel contains videos with performers and ethnomusicologists answering the question "In your line of work with music, what do you see as…

  • Nepal Music Centre and music education

    Nepal Music Centre and music education

    Origin: Brisbane, Australia

    Author: Huib Schippers

    I had the pleasure of being invited to work twice on a NORAD sponsored project led by Dr Einar Solbu to support folk music and music education in Nepal. Over the past eight years, we have seen the birth of a Nepal Music Centre in Kathmandu an…

  • Chapei dang weng

    Chapei dang weng

    Origin: Newcastle, Australia

    Author: Catherine Grant

    In July 2014 I had the joy of working with the newly-formed troupe Community of Living Chapey, a group of young people who have come together to reinvigorate the Khmer tradition Chapei dang weng. The group is a break-away from Cambodian Living Arts, …

  • The Brisbane Declaration

    The Brisbane Declaration

    Origin: Brisbane, Australia

    Author: Camilla Tafra

    Over a thousand music professionals were involved in the 5th IMC World Forum of Music in 2013. The contributions of over 100 presenters from all around the world culminated in the creation of the Brisbane Declaration "2020: A Sharpened Vision for the…

  • Huib Schippers gives lecture at Smithsonian

    Huib Schippers gives lecture at Smithsonian

    Origin: Brisbane, Australia

    Author: Huib Schippers

    On the 7th of July 2015 I gave a lecture entitled 'Sound futures: Toward an ecological approach to the sustainability of music practices worldwide'. The lecture was given at the Smithsonian Centre for Folklife and Cultural Heritage where I also enjoy…

  • Sustainable Futures at ICTM Conference

    Sustainable Futures at ICTM Conference

    Origin: Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    Author: Huib Schippers

    Six years after presenting the concept at the ICTM world conference in Durban, the Sustainable Futures team presented the outcomes of the five year Australian Research Council Linkage Project at the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM…

  • Philip Hayward publishes chapter on Okinawan Comedy

    Philip Hayward publishes chapter on Okinawan Comedy

    Origin: Lismore, Australia

    Author: Philip Hayward

    I've just published a book chapter on an Okinawan comedy, it focuses on Yūji Nakae’s 1999 film Nabbie’s Love which is a contemporary comedy shot on Aguni, a small, sparsely populated island off the west coast of Okinawa. In genre terms, the fil…

  • Music Endangerment Website Launches!

    Music Endangerment Website Launches!

    Origin: Newcastle, NSW, Australia

    Author: Catherine Grant

    I am delighted to share with the SoundFutures community the website www.musicendangerment.com. The project explores the issue of the vitality and endangerment of music genres. It is a response to UNESCO’s ongoing call to protect and promote int…

  • Huib Schippers publishes on Sustainable Futures with Oxford University Press

    Huib Schippers publishes on Sustainable Futures with Oxford University Press

    Origin: Brisbane, Australia

    Author: Huib Schippers

    I have published a chapter on Sustainable Music Futures in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology  Edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon.…

  • Huib Schippers and Dan Bendrups guest edit The World of Music Journal

    Huib Schippers and Dan Bendrups guest edit The World of Music Journal

    Origin: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Author: Huib Schippers

    Dan Bendrups and I have recently co-edited an issue of The World of Music Journal entitled Sound Futures: Exploring contexts for music sustainability. The issue features seven articles authored by several members of the Sound Futures team.…

  • Cathy Grant participates in the Smithsonian’s Culture and Language Vitality Assessment workshop

    Cathy Grant participates in the Smithsonian’s Culture and Language Vitality Assessment workshop

    Origin: Newcastle, NSW, Australia

    Author: Catherine Grant

    I was honoured to have the opportunity to participate in the Smithsonian’s Culture and Language Vitality Assessment workshop, help September 22–23, 2014 in Washington DC. This workshop, a part of the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices initiative, …

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