Presence Through Sound

Presence Through Sound

Music and Place in East Asia


  • 著者
  • Keith Howard, Catherine Ingram 編
  • 出版社
  • Routledge
  • 出版年月
  • 2020年06月
  • ISBN
  • 9780367523664 / 9780367345082 / 9780429326295

Presence Through Sound narrates and analyses, through a range of case studies on selected musics of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Tibet, some of the many ways in which music and ‘place’ intersect and are interwoven with meaning in East Asia. It explores how place is significant to the many contexts in which music is made and experienced, especially in contemporary forms of longstanding traditions but also in other landscapes such as popular music and in the design of performance spaces. It shows how music creates and challenges borders, giving significance to geographical and cartographic spaces at local, national, and international levels, and illustrates how music is used to interpret relationships with ecology and environment, spirituality and community, and state and nation.

The volume brings together scholars from Australia, China, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the UK, each of whom explores a specific genre or topic in depth. Each nuanced account finds distinct and at times different aspects to be significant but, in demonstrating the ability of music to mediate the construction of place and by showing how those who create and consume music use it to inhabit the intimate, and to project themselves out into their surroundings, each points to interconnections across the region and beyond with respect to perception, conception, expression, and interpretation.

In Presence Through Sound, ethnomusicology meets anthropology, literature, linguistics, area studies, and – particularly pertinent to East Asia in the twenty-first century – local musicologies. The volume serves a broad academic readership and provides an essential resource for all those interested in East Asia.

Routledge 書籍紹介より

国際文化学研究科 寺内直子 教授が『11 Gagaku and the Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri Festival of Nara: From the Sound of Authority to the Sound of Local Identity』を分担執筆しています。


  • Introduction: Reflections on the significance of place for East Asian musical traditions
  • China
    • 1 The Shifting Strength of Place in Contemporary Big Song Singing from Southwestern China
    • 2 From the Heart of the Lake Booms a Mountain Song: Sense of Place in the Song-Cycles of Coastal China
    • 3 Bringing the Past to Life: Creating and Contesting Place in Kunqu Singing Practices
    • 4 Beijing in the Contemporary Pipa World
  • Tibet
    • 5 The Alphabetical Order of Things: The Language of Place and the Place of Language in Tibetan Song
  • Taiwan
    • 6 Lingering Across the Ocean, Rooted on the Island: Indigenous Music and the Notions of Mountain and Sea as Taiwanese Identifiers
  • Korea
    • 7 The Constructed Soundscapes of Place in Korea, South and North
    • 8 Place as Brand: The Role of Place in the Construction of Contemporary Traditional Music in South Korea
    • 9 The Sonic Habitus of Silk and Wood: Kugak’s Twenty-First-Century Terrain
    • 10 Not a Habitus for the Have-Nots: The Walker Hill Shows, 1962–2012 
  • Japan
    • 11 Gagaku and the Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri Festival of Nara: From the Sound of Authority to the Sound of Local Identity
    • 12 Biwa’s Place in Modern Times
    • 13 Place and Locality in Fuke-Style Shakuhachi: The Case of Nezasa-ha Kinpūryū