No innocent ears: an inter-cultural perspective on the transmission of traditional music

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This text is an attempt to approach fundamental layers in the formation of
musical meaning in learning processes where musicians work with music
from cultures other than their own. The point of departure is my personal
experience as a musician from two distinct perspectives:
• my double roles as a teacher of the zither đàn tranh in the Vietnam
National Academy of Music as well as in the Malmö Academy of Music
• my experience of learning to play experimental western music, working
both with composers and improvisers


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpår av musik
Subtitle of host publicationText och språk, tradition och innovation
EditorsStefan Östersjö
Place of PublicationMalmo
PublisherLund University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-91-981344-2-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryPopular science