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“Asian Music and Its Traditions”: Roundtable Discussion

Opening Panel - 2023 Festival of Asian Music

September 16, 2023 | 5:30 pm

Watkins Lecture Hall
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

This roundtable will focus on the pasts and presents of various Asian music traditions through short formal introductions and open discussion with audience participation.


BRIGHT SHENG, Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music–composition

KEISUKE YAMADA, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Japanese Studies–soundscapes and sound-politics of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Japan; shamisen making

SUNHONG KIM, Graduate Fellow, Center for World Performance Studies–court/folk music ensembles in South Korea; multi-wind instrumentalist (piri/ taepyeongso/ danso/ saenghwang)

South Asia
INDERJIT KAUR, Assistant Professor of Music–Sikh Studies and South Asian musical cultures

Southeast Asia
TRENT WALKER, Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies–Buddhism, literature, and music in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

Hosted by:

DAVID ROLSTON, Professor of Chinese Literature–traditional Chinese fiction and drama/theater

JOSEPH GASCHO, Associate Professor of Harpsichord and Director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

This is the opening event for the Stearns Collection’s Fall 2023 Festival of Asian Music.

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