Beyond East and West: Developing and Documenting an Evolving Transcultural Musical Practice

Research project key facts
Project title Beyond East and West: Developing and Documenting an Evolving Transcultural Musical Practice
School Arts
Department Music
Dates

September 2015 - September 2020

Funder ERC Consolidator Grant
Contact

Michael Ellison

Website https://nc16653.wixsite.com/beyondeastandwest

More about this project

This project systematises practical processes essential for the creation of a new, East-West strand of contemporary music and opera.  Its tripartite approach of workshop-ethnography-theory combining with public events will offer a new model for transcultural praxis, while opening a door to the world for deeper understanding of Turkey’s exquisite musical traditions.  Workshops and public performances--culminating in a team-authored book and the premiere of two chamber operas--will map out entirely new ways of bridging respective cultures, with the aim of creating music not of East or West, but simultaneously above and beyond both.

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